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Collin @ MAKE writes:

Tired of seeing the abandoned eyesore on a daily basis, artist Jennifer Marsh decided to cover this old gas station in 5,000 square feet of fabric.

From the site:

With the help of professional and amateur artists from 15 countries and more than 2,500 grade-school students in 29 states, Marsh covered the 50-year-old former Citgo station — pumps, light stands, signs and all — with more than 3,000 fiber panels that are crocheted, knitted, quilted or stitched together.

- Blanket covered gas station on Unusual LifeDocumentation of Installation / International Fiber Collaborative

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. charcoaldesigns says:

    whoooo! love it! *jaw drops*

  2. theperfumer says:

    I’m curious – did she get permission to do this? And how has her locality responded? It’s a cool idea, but you’re always going to get one or two curmudgeons complaining that it’s more of an eyesore.

  3. Ming says:

    That’s a cool idea. What happens when it rains? It’s awesome that she had so much help though.

  4. lucy says:

    what is it rains!? thats awsome tho =)

  5. Alison says:

    Unfortunately by now it’s long gone, but it was amazing when it was up. I go to college in Syracuse and I know that just about everyone I’ve talked to about it thinks it’s really awesome. I’ve gone to the site a few times and always notice the passing cars slowing down to take another look. I wish she was sticking around to do this more around our town.

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