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.
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.
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.
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.