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Hand knit felt placemat

Hand knitted felt placemat. I knitted this with genuine real wool yarn, then machine washed in hot water, which felted the wool. Be sure to do a test piece first if you are unsure if your yarn is feltable. Any pure wool should felt. Check the washing instructions and if it says hand wash only in cold water, chances are it will felt in hot water. Panda make a range of special felt able yarns. It pays to get yarns from the same lot number if possible.

HAND CRAFTED POLAROIDS

yarn bomb cup of tea

I LOVE THIS LITTLE TEA CUP. MY FRIEND CROCHETED IT FOR HER GIRLFRIEND AS A LOVELY GIFT

yarn bombing lipson st

THIS YARN BOMBED STREET POLE REALLY BRIGHTENS UP PORT ADELAIDE

crazy hat polaroidCRAZY CRAFTERS BADMINTON MADNESS HAT. THIS WAS MADE FOR A COMPETITION WHERE ALL THE HATS WERE MADE FROM RECYCLED JUNK. I LIKE IT BUT IT DIDN’T EVEN GET A PLACING IN THE COMPETITION. OH WELL, WE CAN STILL ENJOY THE PICTURES OF IT ANYWAY

KNITTING, CATS AND PHOTOGRAPHY

knitting-cat-colours-yarnMY FRIENDS LITTLE CAT LILLY TOOK OVER THE MEGA LONG SCARF THAT I’M KNITTING. SHE PLAYED IN THE FOLDS OF THE SCARF AND THEN SHE SLEPT FOR HOURS ON IT. THE SCARF IS ACTUALLY GETTING SO LONG THAT I WAS ABLE TO KEEP KNITTING FROM ONE END WHILE LILLY SLEPT ON THE OTHER END.knitting-yarn-catTHE CAT ALMOST BLENDS WITH THE SCARF.scarf-catTHE CAT WAS BEING SO CUTE THAT MYSELF AND TWO OF MY FRIENDS TOOK A LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHS, BY THE END OF THE NIGHT LILLY THE CAT WAS TOTALLY SICK OF US COOING LOOK AT THE CAMERA.

CRAFT YOURSELF A YARN COVERED LIGHT SHADE

GET INTO CRAFT BY YARN BOMBING YOUR HOMESONY DSC

I MADE THIS LIGHT SHADE MYSELF AND IT WAS REALLY EASY AND INEXPENSIVE TO DO.

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I BOUGHT THE FRAME FOR MY LAMP SHADE AT MY LOCAL CRAFT STORE

SONY DSCYOU COULD ALSO RECYCLE AN OLDER WIRE FRAMED SHADE BY STRIPPING OFF THE OLD COVERING.

SONY DSCI USED KNITTING YARN TO DECORATE MY SHADE. THE PROCESS WAS REALLY SIMPLE. I CHOSE MY COLOURS AND WRAPPED THEM AROUND THE FRAME IN STRIPES. AS I STRETCHED THE YARN AROUND THE FRAME I LOOPED IT AROUND EACH OF THE WIRE SEGMENTS TO ANCHOR IT.

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I USED SYNTHETIC YARN BECAUSE IT COMES IN SUCH BRIGHT COLOURS.

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IT’S ALWAYS LOVELY TO FILL YOUR HOME WITH HANDMADE DECOR.

ART OF YARN BOMBING

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

book cover yarn bombingART OF YARN BOMBING KINDLE

LONG LONG LONG SCARF. LOVE TO KNIT.

LONG SCARF 2 LONG SCARF 1

knittingI HAVE BEEN KNITTING THIS EXTRA LONG SCARF FOR A FEW MONTHS AND IT’S GOTTEN SO LONG THAT IT NO LONGER FITS IN MY KNITTING BAG. I HAVE NOT MEASURED IT. I’M GOING TO KEEP ON KNITTING UNTIL IT GETS TOO HEAVY AND BIG TO CARRY WITH ME TO MY CRAFT CLUB NIGHT. THIS SCARF HAS WITNESSED A LOT OF GOSSIP AND LIFE CHANGES WHILST I’VE BEEN KNITTING IT.