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YARN ART ADDS COLOUR TO SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN

THESE STRIPED YARN BOMB POLES ARE AN UNEXPECTED SIGHT IN COUNTRY SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

yarn bombing poles 1

THESE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN BY A FRIEND WHO WAS ON A ROAD TRIP FROM MT GAMBIER TO ADELAIDE. IT WAS A MISTY MORNING BUT THIS COLOURFUL STREET ART SHOWED BOLDLY THROUGH THE MISTyarn bombing poles 2

SOMEBODY HAS EVEN FESTOONED A POLE WITH A SCARF FROM THEIR FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAM
yarn bombed benchTHE LOVELY KNITTED SQUARES ON THIS BENCH LOOK VERY WELCOMING.

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

CLASSIC WINTER YARN BOMBING

SONY DSCIn winter even the birds need warming up with a hand knitted yarn bomb scarf The lamp posts in the streets need warming up with patchwork yarn bomb blankets.yarn bomb treeThe tree’s in the paddocks are warping in the cold air and desperately need some winter warming with colourful yarn bombing.Whether you prefer knitting or crochet you can enjoy having a go at yarn bombing around your home and garden or hit the streets of your local area and share colourful yarn craft with the world.

NEW YARN BOMBING BOOK

Check out this short ebook.
book cover yarn bombing

Art of yarn bombing is a pictorial essay on yarn bombing and street craft in South Australia. Full of colourful pictures and inspiring tips on knitted and crochet art projects from street artists and rebellious home crafters. Tips and photographs of knitted/yarn bomb tree adornments. Yarn bombed bikes and furniture and knitted foods. This is not a pattern book, it is a prescription for crafting outside of the box. This book is part art and photographic book and part craft book and you don’t need to be a crafter to enjoy the whimsical full colour photography and interesting anecdotes contained within it’s pages. If you enjoy looking at great photographs and exploring quirky subcultures or if you have a strong interest in street art or craft then there is something in this book for you.
Here is a link to the book in the kobo ebook store, http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Art-of-Yarn-Bombing/book-AnvYUNj3UECOb8bw4EYnlA/page1.html The book is also available in the ibook store https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/art-of-yarn-bombing/id615618012?mt=11. Soon to be available in the kindle store.

YARN BOMBING ON BRUNY ISLAND

yarn bombing bruny island 2I yarn bombed these two trees while I was on holiday on Bruny Island Tasmania. I started knitting on the plane on the way to Tasmania and kept on knitting during my holiday, as I find knitting and craft activities very relaxing.yarn bombing tasmania 1This yarn bomb was done on private property with permission. One of the great things about these trees is that they can be seen from the road, so anybody driving down this dirt track can enjoy this semi bush yarn bombing.yarn bombing bruny island 3This yarn bombing is street art on a country road. Not a lot of dirt tracks have this kind of colourful yarn bomb tree street art.

 

YARN BOMBED TREE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR STREET

SONY DSCI WAS KNITTING IN FRONT OF THE TV WHEN I GOT THE URGE TO ENGAGE IN SOME KNITTING ANARCHY. I HEADED DOWN MY STREET WITH A BIG PIECE OF KNITTING & SOME CABLE TIES & CREATED SOME STREET ART ON MY STREET.SONY DSCA LADY IN A TRACKSUIT & FLUFFY SLIPPERS GAVE ME THE HAIRY EYEBALL WHILE I WAS TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF MY STREET CRAFT, BUT SHE SAID NOTHING & SHUFFLED OFF QUIETLY.SONY DSCIT WAS DUSK & I TRIED TO TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOGRAPHS BEFORE NIGHTFALL JUST IN CASE IT GETS TAKEN DOWN BY EITHER THE LOCAL TEENAGERS OR THE COUNCIL.SONY DSCI WON’T BE SAD IF IT GETS REMOVED, JUST SO LONG AS A FEW PEOPLE SEE IT FIRST & IT HOPEFULLY MAKES THEM SMILE. IF IT IS LEFT ALONE THEN I WILL KEEP AN EYE ON IT & IF OR WHEN IT GETS FADED & TATTERED THEN I’LL CUT IT DOWN MYSELF AS I LIKE TO PROPERLY MAINTAIN MY YARN BOMBING.SONY DSC