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YARN BOMBING STAUE LACE CROCHETThis 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. yarn bombing statue lace crochetThe 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 bomb scaffold


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I was attempting to print some old photographs and they just kept turning out wrong, the ink was uneven and there were lines through the photographs. Eventually I gave up on my printer, but I was’t ready the throw out my prints so I decided I should embroider the paper over the photos. The pictures in this post are the result of my experimentation with sewing on paper photographs. These photos originally hail from the 1940s, 1930’s and 1920’s.embroidery photos001 embroidery photos002 embroidery photos003 embroidery photos004


Autumn in South Australia is here & it’s time to get my house & garden ready for winter, so of course I’m yarn bombing everything in sight, to give it a warm feeling.yarn bomb tree jumper yarn bomb tree with a jumper 2 yarn bomb tree with a jumperThis tree is on my front fence line & was actually dead when I moved into my house. A lot of people told me to cut the tree down but I decided just to trim it back & plant my garden around it. I have yarn bombed one of the main branches with a cream coloured knit. I am planning to adorn the tree with more yarn bombing and some wind chimes over the next few months.


YARN BOMBING BIKESYarn bombing also known as knit graffiti is a form of anarchic craft that melds traditional knitting and crochet skills with street art and installation art. Yarn bombing is the art of adorning inanimate and often pedestrian objects in colourful knitting or crochet. Poles, lamp posts, street signs and trees are often wrapped in lengths of knitted wool or acrylic yarn. Crochet flowers adorn chain link fences, park benches and bike racks.

Yarn bombing has gained popularity across the world and has begun to attract it’s fair share of media attention. Just type yarn bombing into any internet search engine and a string of blogs, light news articles and colourful pictures will pop up. There are many facebook community pages dedicated to yarn bombing and I recommend liking them as they can post some brilliant photographs of yarn bombing from all over the world.

Yarn 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.

ART OF YARN BOMBING the book has just been released for kindle check out the link YARN BOMBING KINDLE

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Check out this short ebook.
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Art of yarn bombing is a pictorial essay on yarn bombing and street craft in South Australia. Full of colourful pictures and inspiring tips on knitted and crochet art projects from street artists and rebellious home crafters. Tips and photographs of knitted/yarn bomb tree adornments. Yarn bombed bikes and furniture and knitted foods. This is not a pattern book, it is a prescription for crafting outside of the box. This book is part art and photographic book and part craft book and you don’t need to be a crafter to enjoy the whimsical full colour photography and interesting anecdotes contained within it’s pages. If you enjoy looking at great photographs and exploring quirky subcultures or if you have a strong interest in street art or craft then there is something in this book for you.
Here is a link to the book in the kobo ebook store, http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Art-of-Yarn-Bombing/book-AnvYUNj3UECOb8bw4EYnlA/page1.html The book is also available in the ibook store https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/art-of-yarn-bombing/id615618012?mt=11. Soon to be available in the kindle store.


Yarn bombing is simply the art and craft of covering inanimate objects in knitting or crochet. You can sew your knitted pieces to poles or you can attach it with cable ties.

Knitting and crochet has had a renaissance in popularity recently. I’ve even spotted people knitting at the pub and on the train.

In the light of day yarn bombing is bright colourful and vibrant in the sun but at night you’ve got to shine a light on it. 

A lot of yarn bombing happens at night. You can yarn bomb at night with a light on your head or a pocket torch. If you’re headed to a rave party afterward you could crack open your glow stick.

Or you can yarn bomb by the pale yellow of street lights and the headlights of passing cars  and buses.

You won’t miss any street crossings in the night where yarn bombers have been at work.

Be careful not to put your wooly scarf down when yarn bombers are near or it could get stitched to a pole.

In the dark things can look a bit fuzzy and you don’t want to drop your sewing needle.

Wearing your fluorescent jackets or vests while yarn bombing will make you look like an official council worker and therefore people are less likely to ask you what on earth you are doing.

It’s always fun to go back to the scene of the yarn bombing in the light of day to take a look at how it looks in the sun and to check out if passers by are admiring you’re anonymous street art.

Often the little things such as a miniature hat on the top of a post can have a great impact because the finer details always make any craft project.The great thing about yarn bombing is that you can yarn bomb anything.

You can use knitting or crochet for yarn bombing a bike, a toy horse or a flamingo.

Yarn bombing is a great subject for fun photography with it’s vibrancy and texture.