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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

10 thoughts on “Gas Station Cozy

  1. 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.

  2. 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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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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