I got a bit crazy with the knitting needles & the junk pile & the front door, last year. Not only did I yarn bomb everything in sight but I also made a kind of garland out of old novelty spoons, seen tied to the yarn bombed posts. I love junk, yarn, crochet, craft & knitting.
I was lucky enough to be part of the YARN BOMBING WINE project at Taranga Winery in South Australia. We yarn bombed an old and gnarled grape vine, which was subsequently photographed and used as the cover art on a wine label. The Wine is a 2012 South Australian Shiraz. See the website for Yarn Bomb WineThis wine was produced by Corrina Wright at Tarranga Winery South Australia. Special mention goes to Sarah-Jane Cooke for working with me on yarn bombing the vine.
JAZZ UP YOUR OLD BANGLES BY WRAPPING THEM IN YARN. I USED WOODEN BANGLES TO MAKE THESE. THE STRIPED BANGLES ARE MADE WITH A SINGLE BALL EACH OF MULTICOLOURED YARN, THE YARN FORMS GREAT STRIPES AS YOU WRAP IT.
This lovely yarn bombed statue was adorned in crochet lace, tablecloths and doilies by myself ilianthe Kalloniatis and my buddy Sarah-Jane Cook. The statue was yarn bombed as part of a lace exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The project took approximately 8 hours with the both of us working hard and fast on a huge scaffold. I took a few photography breaks to document the process and I really wanted to share them on my blog.
“Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.” Definition from Wikipedia
Yarn bombing is referred to by some as a RAK random act of kindness.
Part of the fun of yarn bombing is the feel good factor. Spotting a newly yarn bombed street crossing on your way to work in the morning or finding a previously bare tree, down main street, festooned with pompoms. The suddenness with which yarn bombs appear and often disappear is surprising and often magical. Part of the fun of yarn bombing is its gorilla nature. Trying to guess who might have knitted a yarn bomb and where they came from? Were they put there by yarn fairies with crochet hooks or maybe old ladies wearing woolen shawls and knitted balaclavas? Enjoy the magic!