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.
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.
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.This 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.
So normally I blog about yarn bombing but today I wanted to share some of my kaleidoscope photography with you. When I yarn bomb I think a lot about color & texture. When I look through a kaleidoscope I think about color & light.
Yarn 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
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.