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.
My 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/
Crochet is such a versatile craft you can crochet a blanket a tea cosie or even a tree cosie.
I spotted this great yarn bomb tree cosie when I was taking a stroll through Port Adelaide. The vintage buttons look fantastic with the bright yarn and textured tree bark. I also picked up some great vintage crochet blankets from Port Adelaide Vinnies thrift store and they look great in my house as wall hangings and throw rugs.
I love decorating with yarn and felt toys and this little toy is something that I hand stitched when I was on holiday in a caravan and now it’s stuck to the front front door.
I love crafting on my holidays because I find it so relaxing. I sewed this little felt toy while I was on a family holiday at christmas. The buttons make great eyes although they are probably not safe for children under three but since I’m in my thirties I think I can manage not to swallow the buttons.
These crochet mellon’s were made by my friend sarah-jane cook. The mellon pieces are 3D & filled with poly toy stuffing they are fun & safe for children & adults to play with or chew on.
I made this giant strawberry myself. It is hand stitched from coloured felt & filled with poly toy stuffing. the eyes are childproof plastic eyes, so this is safe for kids & grownups. This decorative toy is really easy to make & you don’t really need a pattern.
This Yarn bombed bike is yet another triumph from the people at bike SA http://www.facebook.com/BikeArtAdelaide This fantastic group is bringing colour to the streets of Adelaide & at the same time encouraging cycling & craft which are both such brilliant pastimes
This rainbow bike wheel has been yarn bombed in delicate crochet by an anonymous Adelaide yarn bomber
Every household needs a crochet phone
All good yarn bombers appreciate a good cup of tea. Tea & knitting go together like a diamond & a pearl. So when I’m not knitting, crocheting, yarn bombing or blogging, I like to take tea at Tiffanys with the lovely Audrey.
Every statue needs a little warmth & this knitted jumper is just what the doctor ordered for cold nights.
I knitted this Greek flag in honour of my dad who was born on the Greek Island of Lesbos.
I also knitted this British flag (union jack) in honour of my mum who was born in the UK in Essex. I was born in Australia but I am yet to knit an Aussie flag or an Aboriginal flag. Soooo much to knit so little time.
I found this cute crochet car on ebay. It’s hand made from organic cotton & when you pull the little string it plays music, how clever. I think I might have to start knitting devises into my toys like little bells, old children’s rattles & whatever other noise makers that I can repurpose from old toys & gadgets.
I also spotted this little felt beehive purse on ebay. It’s handmade in nepal under fair trade practices.
I’m feeling ultra inspired to get out my box of felt & make some little goodies myself.
I love how looking at other peoples craft ideas can inspire new ideas in me also
Yarn bombing this rocking horse has been a long project for me. It all started when I found this little second hand rocking horse in the st Vinnies op-shop.
The horse is wooden & very cute however I thought it could do with a little yarn bombing make-over.
This is the rocking horse when it was only half covered in brilliant yarn. The nose is crochet & the rest is knitted wool & acrylic knitted on 6mm needles with 8 ply yarn.
The horsey still has three legs to cover & a rocker in this picture. Sewing the coverings on the rockers seemed easier to do on my couch so I let horsey have the best seat in the house.
Horsey the rocking horse still needs a bit more work doing! Some eyes are to be sewn on & possibly a bridle & some other little unexpected flourishes. I think he might even go on some adventures. For updates on horsey & my other yarn bombing projects watch this space or even follow my blog.