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STREET ART & OLD JEANS

THIS FANTASTIC STREET ART IS MADE WITH CROCHET & KNIT BOMBING SEWN TO A CYCLONE FENCE. THE BRIGHT COLOURS & SOFT YARN USED FOR THE CROCHET FLOWERS HELP DULL THE BARBS OF THE WIRE ACROSS THE TOP OF THE FENCE.THIS FENCE IS SITUATED IN A SMALL SIDE STREET IN PORT ADELAIDE CALLED CALTON STREET. 

ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CROCHET FLOWER FENCE IS A FENCE THAT HAS TWO PAIRS OF JEANS HANGING ON THE FENCE.THESE JEANS HAVE BEEN HAND STITCHED ACROOS THE BOTTOMS THEN FILLED WITH SOIL TO MAKE RECYCLED PLANTER POTS. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO RENEW THE STREETS WITH SPRING FLOWERS.

YARN BOMBING WITH SPRING FLOWERS

SPRING IS IN FULL SWING IN PORT ADELAIDE & ALONG WITH BLOSSOMS, GREEN LEAVES & FRESH FLOWERS THE PORT IS SPROUTING A FRESH CROP OF YARN BOMBS FEATURING FLOWERS & BUTTERFLIES.

FROM CONCRETE SIDEWALKS TO BLUE SKY’S YARN BOMBING IS BRINGING SPRING TO PORT ADELAIDE.CROCHET BUTTERFLIES MAKE COLOURFUL STREET ART & BRING THE FEELING OF SPRING TO THE STREETS.MY FRIEND BEL HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE CROCHET FOR THIS SIGN POST FOR SEVERAL MONTHS & I EVEN SAW HER KNITTING IN THE PUB.MY FRIEND SARAH JANE YARN BOMBED THIS POLE ON THE SIDE STREET BY HER ART SCHOOL ACTIVE ART STUDIOS IN PORT ADELAIDE.STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES ON SPRING YARN BOMBING IN ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

YARN BOMBING BRINGS COMMUNITY TOGETHER

People from all walks of life are coming together in a bid to yarn bomb Port Adelaide. Local businesses are getting involved and local government is showing support for the growing trend.Some of the yarn bombers are keeping their identities close to their chests while others are tagging their work.

The yarn bombing began at the start of winter and is an ongoing project. People from all areas of the community are getting involved and enthusiasm is still running strong.Those who don’t know how to knit or crochet are getting involved by stitching old jumpers scarves and hand made pompoms to buildings, poles and lamp posts.Yarn bombing is a friendly form of street art that has proved popular within the local community and with tourists who love to photograph the work.

POLAROID CROCHET CRAFT

Crochet is such a versatile craft you can crochet a blanket a tea cosie or even a tree cosie.

I spotted this great yarn bomb tree cosie when I was taking a stroll through Port Adelaide. The vintage buttons look fantastic with the bright yarn and textured tree bark. I also picked up some great vintage crochet blankets from Port Adelaide Vinnies thrift store and they look great in my house as wall hangings and throw rugs.

I love decorating with yarn and felt toys and this little toy is something that I hand stitched when I was on holiday in a caravan and now it’s stuck to the front front door.

I love crafting on my holidays because I find it so relaxing. I sewed this little felt toy while I was on a family holiday at christmas. The buttons make great eyes although they are probably not safe for children under three but since I’m in my thirties I think I can manage not to swallow the buttons.

STREET CRAFT and POLES

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.

If you want to try your hand at yarn bombing and you don’t have the time to knit then you can sew a scarf to a pole or tie one around a mail box, pole or tree.

These yarn bombed pillars look rather majestic.

WARM WINTER TREE’S

The yarn bombed tree’s in Port Adelaide have been garnering a lot of attention and the local children love them so much that they have been making pom-poms to hang on them.

This lovely tree is yarn bombed with delicate crochet by a mystery street artist who was inspired by the Port Adelaide yarn bombing crew headed by auntie Pearl.

This tree has a little peep hole to look out on the world with.

This tree has been yarn bombed with strategic colours that match the fence behind it and it seems perfect for photography.

These yarn bombed tree’s are swathed in multi-coloured knitting. 

Yarn bombing in Port Adelaide has really taken off in popularity and it’s even becoming a bit of a tourist attraction. On weekends lots of people are seen wandering about with cameras and big smiles.

Our local yarn bombing has even made it to the paper, the 5 o’clock news and the ABC radio did an interview with auntie Pearl.

Theres even a tree covered in the local Port Power football team colours.

The autumn leaves set off the colours of the yarn perfectly and come spring there could be some lovely yarn blossoms.

Street art and craft meld perfectly when it comes to yarn bombing.

YARN CRAFT and PHOTOGRAPHY

This yarn bombed rocking horse has been getting around town. The horse was spotted rocking out over the queens birthday long weekend at Jackalope gallery in Port Adelaide.

These window boxes out the front of Jackalope have been beautifully yarn bombed.

Random acts of yarn bombing just keep on happening on Lipson st Port Adelaide.

I think this knit bomb bike overstayed it’s 2 hour parking limit.

Lipson st is clean and warm thanks to a group of mystery craft enthusiasts, knitters and crochet street artists.

The corner pub has even caught the knitting bug.

And local shoppers just can’t get enough of this yarn bombing craze. People have been flocking to Port Adelaide to check out the knitted world of the port.

Photography is a popular pastime around Port Adelaide and no wonder when there are so many bright and wonderful things to point a camera at.