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YARN BOMBING TRICKS

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.

YARN BOMBING OUR PORT

The colourful yarn bombing of Port Adelaide has had such a great reaction that the yarn fairies have resumed knitting in a bid to warm the Port for the winter months.

The bike racks in Lipson st look like rainbows.

Lipson st in Port Adelaide is the place to go to see colourful yarn bombing, have a cup of tea and even visit the maritime museum.

There’s so much yarn bombing going up in Lipson st that I’m half expecting to find a knitted blanket covering the entire st next time I visit.

Jane Lane is no sleepy little lane! Check out the Yarn Bombing!

The fluffy bike rack outside of the Port Adelaide visitors centre is practical and soft to the touch.

Art and craft is alive in Port Adelaide.

Active Art studios on Vincent st have even yarn bombed their window http://www.activeartstudios.com.au/

Even our local MP has been yarn bombed.

If you like photography head on down to the port and take a few photographs of the yarn bombing and keep an eye on this space for more yarn bomb updates.