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YARN BOMB PHOTOGRAPHY

I’ve recently welcomed some new followers to my blog and as a welcome I thought it might be fun to post 20 colourful yarn bomb photographs. Each photograph illustrates a different interesting yarn bomb or yarn bombing technique that I have photographed over the past 2 years. Part of the satisfaction of yarn bombing is knitting, crocheting and the act of yarn bombing with friends. The 2nd satisfying part of yarn bombing for me is photographing colourful yarn bomb objects, including trees, grape vines, park benches, bicycles and more.

yarn bombingyarn bomb babushkaspoon windchimesSONY DSCyarn bombing toysSONY DSCyarn bomb chubby trikeyarn bombed rocking chairrainbow yarn bombed treeSONY DSCYARN BOMB TRIKESONY DSCknit for peaceyarn bombing barsSONY DSCyarn bomb bookshelfyarn bomb bookSONY DSCcrochet yarn bomb bananaSONY DSCMy friend Sarah-Jane Cooke http://roustaboutart.wordpress.com has been involved in many of these great yarn bombs and we have been working together yarn bombing for about 2 years. We became friends around 8 years ago when we ran a market stall together selling our hand crafted gifts and toys. Crafting and yarn bombing are fun and a great way to make friends. Also check out my yarn bombing book https://yarn-bombing.com/yarn-bombing-books/

YARN BOMBING KEEPS ME YOUNG

yarn bomb postI’ve been yarn bombing for a good few years now & in the course of my yarn bombing adventures I’ve always liked to take a lot of photographs of my yarn bombs or any outstanding yarn bombs that I’ve come across in my local neighbourhood. I’ve yarn bombed in Adelaide & Tasmania, in my own front yard & in the park on my street. Yarn bombing has bought me hours of entertainment & a lot of joy. Photographing my yarn bombs has rekindled a love of photography that I had back in my university days. All in all yarn bombing keeps me young & playful, even though it is based on the so called Granny arts of knitting & crochet.SONY DSCLook out for me in 40 years time because I’ll be the Granny with the rainbow coloured walking cane. SONY DSCyarn bomb money boxI will basically yarn bomb anything thats not nailed down, including this money tin.

 

 

FELT, FIBRE, YARN, CRAFT & YARN BOMBING AROUND HOME

YARN BOMB LAWN ORNAMENTTHE ABOVE GARDEN ORNAMENT HAS BEEN YARN BOMBED WITH COLOURFUL KNITTING. THE BIRDS NECK IS BEING KEPT WARM BY SOME VERY FLUFFY ACRYLIC KNIT YARN.

YARN BOMB TREETHE ABOVE TREE IS PART OF A SMALL HEDGE IN MY DRIVEWAY. I HAVE WRAPPED THE BRANCH WITH SIMPLE FINGER KNITTING.

SONY DSCTHE ABOVE PHOTO IS A CLOSE UP OF A MIXED MEDIA YARN BOMBED BRANCH. THE GNARLED WOOD IS ADORNED WITH CROCHET, KNITTING, FINGER KNITTING & PLAIN YARNS WRAPPED DIRECTLY AROUND THE BRANCH.

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THE ABOVE PICTURE IS A SUPER SIMPLE HOOK RUG PIECE THAT I USE AS A POT HOLDER OR MATT TO SIT HOT PLATES ON.felt gameboy case 2 felt gameboy case

I WANTED SOMETHING CUTE TO KEEP THE GAMEBOY IN. I USED BLANKET STITCH AROUND THE EDGE OF SOME COTTON FELT & DECORATED IT WITH SOME EMBROIDERED MUSHROOMS.

COME BACK SOON FOR SOME MORE CRAFTY INSPIRATIONS OR JUST TO CHECK OUT THE COLOURFUL PHOTOGRAPHY. THANKS FOR DROPPING BY.

 

 

GARDENING, YARN BOMBING, ELEPHANTS, BIRD BATHS & PHOTOGRAPHY

yarn bomb birdbath 1 yarn bombing birdbath 2 yarn bombing birdbath garden home house 3 yarn bomb birdbath elephant garden 4I LOVE TO KNIT & I’D RATHER YARN BOMB MY GARDEN THAN KNIT A SWEATER. MY MOST RECENT EFFORT IS THE YARN BOMBING OF MY NEW BIRDBATH. I WRAPPED THE BASE IN MULTICOLOURED FINGER KNITTING & SEWED ON SOME CROCHET FLOWERS. MY GARDEN IS QUITE WHIMSICAL AND IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. I LOVE TO ADD NEW PLANTS AND STAUES AND TO PHOTOGRAPH MY PROGRESS AS I GO. I HAVE COVERED THE POSTS TO THE ENTRANCE WAY OF MY HOUSE WITH BRIGHTLY KNITTED YARN BOMBS AND FILLED MY GARDEN WITH LOTS OF LITTLE TREASURES AND LOTS OF CACTI AND SUCCULENTS.TERRARIUM CACTI

YARN BOMBING RETROSPECTIVE

I’ve been posting pictures and sharing tales of yarn bombing on this blog for nearly 2 years now. During the last 3 years I have been involved in a series of community yarn bombing projects and I have published a short ebook on the subject. Today I would like to give a brief refresher course on what yarn bombing is and how it has changed over the past few years.
yarn bombing treesYarn bombing also known as knit graffiti is a form of anarchic craft that melds traditional knitting & crochet skills with street art. Yarn bombing is the art of adorning inanimate & often pedestrian objects in colourful knitting or crochet. Poles, lamp posts, street signs & tree’s are often wrapped in lengths of knitted wool or acrylic yarn.

SONY DSCYarn bombing has become a strong craft movement across the world. Once upon a time yarn bombing was an obscure art form, that began with a single shop door handle in Canada being covered in knitting, to keep customers hands from getting cold when opening the door.

SONY DSCNow there is an annual world yarn bombing day, there are books and knitting and crochet patterns on the subject. Yarn bombers are from all walks of life and come in all ages, sizes and genders, they share a love of knitting and crochet and a sense of fun. Yarn bombers will tackle just about anything from chain link fences, to bike racks, tree’s and even vehicles such as city buses, cars and even the odd army tank.

rainbow yarn bombed treeRecently a yarn bombed forest was featured in a television commercial for a big name, international chain of stores. When I first began yarn bombing it was a little more obscure and generally involved my friends and I covering tree’s in our front yards or getting together to cover an old bike.

yarn bomb bike classicYarn bombing bicycles is a creative niche that has sparked the imagination of many crafters. Each year there is an entire street art exhibition dedicated to yarn bombed bikes in Adelaide South Australia. Which was designed to promote bicycling as a smart alternative to driving around the city.

yarn bombed park benchAnything that can be wrapped in yarn is fair game to a yarn bomber. Picnic benches, chairs, toys, picket fences & traffic crossings are just a few examples of everyday objects that can & have been warmed up with crochet granny squares & knitted scarves.

yarn bombed tree baggyYarn bombing is not only surprising & beautiful to look at but it is also tactile & people seem to want to stop & touch it when they see it in the street.

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yarn bomb rockerSONY DSCSee you all next week when I will be posting pictures of my latest yarn bombing projects. In the meantime I will keep my needles clicking and my mind open to new yarntastic ideas.

YARN MASH UP CRAFT & PHOTOGRAPHY

YARN BOMB TRIKE

THESE YARN BOMB TRIKES ARE COVERED IN KNITTING. THE HUBCAPS ARE CROCHET CIRCLES.

YARN BOMB TOY

THIS TOY PISTOL IS COVERED IN A MASH UP OF CROCHET AND KNITTING.

YARN BOMB MASH UP

A VERY VERY VERY LONG SCARF.

YARN BOMB HORSE

YARN BOMBING THE ROCKING HORSE, ROCKS.

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THESE GIANT CROCHET SQUARES ARE MADE FROM COLOURED ROPE, FROM THE LOCAL HARDWARE STORE. MY FRIEND NUNYA MADE THEM FOR A CRAFT EXHIBITION. THEY WOULD MAKE CUTE FLOOR RUGS.

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