I SNAPPED THESE POLAROIDS OF THIS GREAT YARN BOMBED BICYCLE ON RUNDLE STREET IN ADELAIDE, BACK IN 2012. I LOVE THE CROCHET OWL & RAINBOW KNITTED CROSSBAR.
2012 WAS THE YEAR I TRULY EMBRACED YARN BOMBING. BELOW ARE A HANDFUL OF POLAROIDS OF SOME OF MY PROJECTS FROM THE PAST YEAR.A COLOURFUL POLAROID OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE YARN BOMBING PROJECTS. A BROKEN KIDS BIKE THAT I FOUND IN THE NEIGHBOURS RUBBISH PILE & BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE WITH KNITTING & CROCHET. I STUFFED THE HANDLE BARS WITH POLYFIL TOY STUFFING TO FATTEN THEM UP.I AM BASICALLY SCARED OF GUNS. I THOUGHT I WOULD SOFTEN UP THESE TOY GUNS BY COVERING THEM IN CROCHET & KNITTING.
YARN BOMBING TOYS HAS BEEN A LOT OF FUN FOR ME & IT’S A GREAT WAY TO REPURPOSE WORN OUT & OVER-LOVED TOYS
Yarn bombed scooter, decorated with crochet. By Auntie Pearl & her niece Amanda
Yarn bombed kids bike, decorated with knitting.
Yarn bombed tea pot.
This great flower design tea cosy was bought buy a friend from the beanie festival in Alice Springs. Cosy by Kate B Designs.
The craft of yarn bombing can take you on interesting journeys.
This yarn bombed bike has appeared in this blog before, but last time we saw it the wheels were on the ground. After this bike had a rocky life in a street art exhibition, survived stolen & returned wheels & stormy weather it has finally found a home in a palm tree. Below is a flashback of pictures from the past life of this plucky little yarn bombed bike.
When the bike was freshly yarn bombed and the yarn was bright & new.
Spotted on display on the caffe strip on Rundle st Adelaide South Australia.
After the wheels were stolen this impassioned message was left with the bike & as a result the wheels were returned although they were quite shabby. The palm tree that suspends this bike is going to be completely covered with yarn bombing so keep your eyes on this space for more photos in the future.
This bike was yarn bombed by my mates at craft club, Sarah-Jane cook, Nunya glazbrook, Branwen Davies, Maureen Cook, Melissa Waters & Me Ilianthe Kalloniatis. Special thanks goes to Nunyas mum for suggesting the wheel spoke design, which was inspired by the bike decorating competition at the Minlaton show when she was a kid.
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
This rainbow bike wheel has been yarn bombed in delicate crochet by an anonymous Adelaide yarn bomber
Every household needs a crochet phone
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.
This giant crochet square was made by my craft club sister Nunya. She made this with rope from the local hardware store.
These kitchen utensils were yarn bombed by my buddy Mellisa. There is a saucepan, a wooden spoon, a spatula & a ladle with a tiny white elephant living in it.
My friend sarah-Jane yarn bombed her childhood tricycle.
I was inspired by sarah-janes tricycle to yarn bomb my squishy little bike.
The anatomy of yarn bombing a bike.
We started with a retired old bike & we knitted & performed feats of crochet as we slowly covered the bike from wheel rim to handle bars with yarn bombing.
Here is the centre of the handle bars. The flower detail is crochet with dangling pompon’s.
The finished product is colourful, squishy & fun.
This is the peddle cog & its been hand wrapped in yarn & crochet.
This wheel is a work of yarn bombed art in itself which could explain why the wheel was stolen.
First one wheel was taken followed by the second wheel.
This note led to the final return of our wheels, unfortunately they were in poor condition when we got them back.
This sly little street racer is one of many that decked the sidewalks of Rundle street Adelaide this january as part of the ‘BIKE SA’ ‘BIKE ART’ show. South Australians had their knitting needles clicking & their crochet hooks hooking in order to create the best selection of yarn bombed bikes that I’ve ever seen in one place.
The attention to detail in these bikes is amazing. These little crochet mushrooms are a revelation of style on a utilitarian object or, in plain english, they are sooooo cute.
How could these candy coloured mushrooms not make you smile?
The plucky little speedster. This pint sized bike was stolen, but miraculously it was returned.
This bike in a tree is really clever & a totally unique yarn bomb.
I call this the BLUE MAN BIKE.
Clearly nobody wants a soggy yarn bomb on their bike, so here’s the answer! I spotted this stylish little bike poncho on ebay.
This fabulous blue man poncho gives rain protection not just to you and a loved one but also to your hotted up scooter.