My mother has this lovely Buddha statue standing serenely by her front door. The winter came & I was doing some yarn bombing around the neighbourhood, so I decided to knit Buddha a pink scarf. Yarn bombing keeps trees, poles & statues warm and colourful in any season.
I’ve been yarn bombing for a good few years now & in the course of my yarn bombing adventures I’ve always liked to take a lot of photographs of my yarn bombs or any outstanding yarn bombs that I’ve come across in my local neighbourhood. I’ve yarn bombed in Adelaide & Tasmania, in my own front yard & in the park on my street. Yarn bombing has bought me hours of entertainment & a lot of joy. Photographing my yarn bombs has rekindled a love of photography that I had back in my university days. All in all yarn bombing keeps me young & playful, even though it is based on the so called Granny arts of knitting & crochet.Look out for me in 40 years time because I’ll be the Granny with the rainbow coloured walking cane. I will basically yarn bomb anything thats not nailed down, including this money tin.
I 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.
knit bombing and crochet yarn bombing are craft sensations this season.
You can yarn bomb with crochet with knitting, old blankets or jumpers. As long as it’s colourful and fun and done with care yarn bombing will spice up and warm up any neighbourhood.It doesn’t have to cost a lot to knit a tree warmer if you use vintage wool from the thrift store or even an old unpicked jumper.Is this tree up for lease? I’ll take it.Anybody can take a crack at yarn bombing including girls & boys, kids & grownups alike.It’s fun to knit craft & sew & it’s always nice to snap a colourful photograph when it’s done.
We have been putting up some yarn bombing around the neighbourhood to brighten things up a bit during winter.
Most of our yarn bombing has been met with appreciation however the the knit bombs in the local playground were removed a few days after these photographs were taken.
It’s always important to photograph your work in case the work is vandalised or removed.
When you are doing public art like yarn bombing you cannot get to attached to the work because it can be tampered with or it could fade in the sun and rain.
However some yarn bombing like the small piece in the tree pictured above lasts and lasts. This piece was done approximately two years ago and the colour is still strong and it has not been removed but it has been stretched a bit.
Yarn bombed crossing poles have been springing up around Port Adelaide.
Some surprisingly colourful yarn bombing has been brightening up the poles out front of some of the shops in Port Adelaide. The whole community is passionate about street craft or street art.
It’s amazing how many new yarn bombs have been quietly sewn onto poles in the night.
poles are the perfect canvas for yarn bombers who utilise knitting, crochet, pom-poms and even buttons.
Striped yarn bomb poles, patch work poles, blue poles, red poles and rainbow coloured poles are flooding the world of friendly street art.
Yarn bombing is a great subject for photography whether snapped with camera or phone.
These yarn bombed pillars look rather majestic.
Since I yarn bombed the poles on my front porch, door to door salesmen have stopped knocking on my door, not sure what puts them off, but I’m pleased.
I like to use really bright colours on my yarn bombed poles. I like to knit textured stitches & to sew crochet or tapestry adornments on them.
Yarn bombing looks great on oddly shaped poles.
This pink & blue pole is a knit crochet blend.
As long as you use great colours you don’t need to be a great knitter. Craft should be fun.