I have just purchased this stunning little Singer sewing machine. The machine is solid steel, works perfectly & was manufactured in Scotland in 1940. It is a hand crank machine, which makes it more than just an awesome piece of machinery, it makes it carbon neutral, as I won’t need to plug it in to do my sewing. The sewing machine is heavy duty & sews thick canvas, leather & denim. Forget the plastic machinery of today & rock out with an old fashioned singer! These models are still very popular in developing countries such as India, where electricity is not always available.
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.
I recently joined Instagram and have been excited to share photographs of my yarn bombs on Instagram. It’s a lot of fun & whilst it’s actually new technology it has that lovely old fashioned feeling that I used to get with a Polaroid camera & it has a vibrant immediacy about it. So much fun. I thought I’d share some of my Instagram photographs on my blog.
THESE SOUVENIR SPOONS WERE PAINTED WITH COLOURED NAIL POLISH. THE POLISH HELPS PROTECT THEM FROM THE WEATHER & ADDS SHINY COLOUR. THEY ARE STRUNG UP WITH FINGER KNITTING, BY MY FRONT DOOR & THEY MAKE PRETTY TINKLING SOUNDS WHEN THE BACK OF THE DOOR HITS THEM. I CHANGE THE YARN BOMBING AT THE FRONT OF MY HOUSE AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. I LIKE TO STITCH UP KNITTING ONTO THE WOODEN POLES ON MY FRONT STOOP. I ALWAYS TAKE A LOT OF PHOTOS SO THAT IN YEARS TO COME I WILL HAVE A RECORD OF ALL OF THE DIFFERENT LOOKS THAT HAVE BRIGHTLY SCREAMED OUT FROM THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE.
I BOUGHT THE LITTLE SCOOTER FROM A LITTLE CHARITY SHOP BEHIND A CHURCH. THE LITTLE OLD MAN BEHIND THE COUNTER ASKED ME IF I WAS BUYING IT FOR MY DAUGHTER, WHEN I TOLD HIM THAT I DON’T HAVE KIDS & I WAS PLANNING TO YARN BOMB IT, HE JUST LOOKED AT ME BLANKLY & ASKED MY DAUGHTERS NAME. I DIDN’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT HIM SO I TOLD HIM THAT HER NAME IS TABITHA & THAT THE SCOOTER IS HER CHRISTMAS PRESENT. HE SEEMED AWFULLY HAPPY, SO I GUESS I SAID THE RIGHT THING.
I THINK THE LITTLE TRIKE BIKE WAS MY NEIGHBOURS CHRISTMAS PRESENT A FEW YEARS AGO, BECAUSE I FOUND IT BROKEN & FILTHY LYING IN A HEAP OF HARD RUBBISH ON THE FOOTPATH OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOUSE. I RESCUED THE BIKE FROM THE TRASH HEAP, STUCK THE BROKEN HANDLE BARS BACK ON & YARN BOMBED IT, WITH FLOURO KNITTING.
THIS IS A TREE IN MY LOCAL SHOPPING DISTRICT, NEAR A GREAT CAFFE.
ABOVE IS THE BUSH GATE AT MY MOTHERS HOUSE IN TASMANIA, I GOT BORED ONE DAY WHEN I WAS VISITING & DECIDED TO KNIT A BIT OF BLING FOR THE GATE.
I LOVE THESE LITTLE TREE’S IN MY MUM’S FRONT PADDOCK ON BRUNY ISLAND IN TASMANIA. I’VE YARN BOMBED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA & TASMANIA & NEXT I’D LOVE TO DO SOME YARN BOMBING OVERSEAS.
AS AN AVID YARN BOMBER AND CAT LOVER, I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO COMMEMORATE MY LOVE OF KNITTING, FELINES & RENEGADE NANA CRAFT, WITH THE ABOVE TATTOO. I’VE BEEN KNITTING EVER SINCE I SAT BEHIND THE COUNTER OF MY MUMS CRAFT SHOP, AS A LITTLE GIRL. IN MY EARLY 30’S I DISCOVERED YARN BOMBING, THE PERFECT MIX OF TRADITIONAL CRAFT AND MODERN DAY STREET ART.