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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

RENEGADE KNITTING, YARN BOMBING, STREET CRAFT & COLOUR

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I BOUGHT THE LITTLE SCOOTER FROM A LITTLE CHARITY SHOP BEHIND A CHURCH. THE LITTLE OLD MAN BEHIND THE COUNTER ASKED ME IF I WAS BUYING IT FOR MY DAUGHTER, WHEN I TOLD HIM THAT I DON’T HAVE KIDS & I WAS PLANNING TO YARN BOMB IT, HE JUST LOOKED AT ME BLANKLY & ASKED MY DAUGHTERS NAME. I DIDN’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT HIM SO I TOLD HIM THAT HER NAME IS TABITHA & THAT THE SCOOTER IS HER CHRISTMAS PRESENT.  HE SEEMED AWFULLY HAPPY, SO I GUESS I SAID THE RIGHT THING.

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I THINK THE LITTLE TRIKE BIKE WAS MY NEIGHBOURS CHRISTMAS PRESENT A FEW YEARS AGO, BECAUSE I FOUND IT BROKEN & FILTHY LYING IN A HEAP OF HARD RUBBISH ON THE FOOTPATH OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOUSE. I RESCUED THE BIKE FROM THE TRASH HEAP, STUCK THE BROKEN HANDLE BARS BACK ON & YARN BOMBED IT, WITH FLOURO KNITTING.

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THIS IS A TREE IN MY LOCAL SHOPPING DISTRICT, NEAR A GREAT CAFFE.

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ABOVE IS THE BUSH GATE AT MY MOTHERS HOUSE IN TASMANIA, I GOT BORED ONE DAY WHEN I WAS VISITING & DECIDED TO KNIT A BIT OF BLING FOR THE GATE.

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I LOVE THESE LITTLE TREE’S IN MY MUM’S FRONT PADDOCK ON BRUNY ISLAND IN TASMANIA. I’VE YARN BOMBED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA & TASMANIA & NEXT I’D LOVE TO DO SOME YARN BOMBING OVERSEAS.

Fresh Ink & Yarn Bombing, Tattoo Polaroid Knit

tattoo knit knitting tattoo 2 black cat yarnAS AN AVID YARN BOMBER AND CAT LOVER, I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO COMMEMORATE MY LOVE OF KNITTING, FELINES & RENEGADE NANA CRAFT, WITH THE ABOVE TATTOO. I’VE BEEN KNITTING EVER SINCE I SAT BEHIND THE COUNTER OF MY MUMS CRAFT SHOP, AS A LITTLE GIRL. IN MY EARLY 30’S I DISCOVERED YARN BOMBING, THE PERFECT MIX OF TRADITIONAL CRAFT AND MODERN DAY STREET ART.yarn bombing tree 2SONY DSCSONY DSC