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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.

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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.

rope crochet square 1

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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POLAROID CROCHET CRAFT

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.

YARN CRAFT and PHOTOGRAPHY

This yarn bombed rocking horse has been getting around town. The horse was spotted rocking out over the queens birthday long weekend at Jackalope gallery in Port Adelaide.

These window boxes out the front of Jackalope have been beautifully yarn bombed.

Random acts of yarn bombing just keep on happening on Lipson st Port Adelaide.

I think this knit bomb bike overstayed it’s 2 hour parking limit.

Lipson st is clean and warm thanks to a group of mystery craft enthusiasts, knitters and crochet street artists.

The corner pub has even caught the knitting bug.

And local shoppers just can’t get enough of this yarn bombing craze. People have been flocking to Port Adelaide to check out the knitted world of the port.

Photography is a popular pastime around Port Adelaide and no wonder when there are so many bright and wonderful things to point a camera at.

TOY FRUIT CRAFT

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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.

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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.

YARN BOMBING AND TEA

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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

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This rainbow bike wheel has been yarn bombed in delicate crochet by an anonymous Adelaide yarn bomber

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Every household needs a crochet phone

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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.