These Colorful Cross-Stitch Murals Are The Last Thing You'd Expect From A Graffiti Artist


French street art duo Vanessa and Stéphane, better known as Urban X Stitch, decorate ordinary chain-link fences across public city streets with bright and colorful cross stitched characters.

Each playful creation is like a giant work of embroidery.
The Lyon-based pair of artists carefully plan each artwork.
They start with a scaled, cross-stitched pattern and translate it onto the chosen fences.
See smaller, hand-stitched model, here.
Using pieces of fabric, they tie X's around the gridded fences to form their pixelated art.
In the end, pedestrians are greeted with a delightful, unobtrusive piece of street art.

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