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Knit bomb it. Craft it. Photograph it.

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 Bombing in the Night Playground

Yarn bombing the playground around the corner with rainbow knitting.

It is best to yarn bomb in groups especially if you choose to work at night.

It was really dark in the playground last night and we had trouble seeing what we were attaching to the jungle gym.

Knit photography in the crafty world of knit graffiti.

Yarn bombed tree’s seen by street lamps and car headlights.

Part of the joy of yarn bombing is photographing the process.


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.


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.


The colourful yarn bombing of Port Adelaide has had such a great reaction that the yarn fairies have resumed knitting in a bid to warm the Port for the winter months.

The bike racks in Lipson st look like rainbows.

Lipson st in Port Adelaide is the place to go to see colourful yarn bombing, have a cup of tea and even visit the maritime museum.

There’s so much yarn bombing going up in Lipson st that I’m half expecting to find a knitted blanket covering the entire st next time I visit.

Jane Lane is no sleepy little lane! Check out the Yarn Bombing!

The fluffy bike rack outside of the Port Adelaide visitors centre is practical and soft to the touch.

Art and craft is alive in Port Adelaide.

Active Art studios on Vincent st have even yarn bombed their window http://www.activeartstudios.com.au/

Even our local MP has been yarn bombed.

If you like photography head on down to the port and take a few photographs of the yarn bombing and keep an eye on this space for more yarn bomb updates.

Yarn Bomb Your Flamingo

With the Australian winter coming on I figured it was time to yarn bomb my pink flamingo with a cosy neck warmer.

I took my pink flamingo to the local park for this photo shoot & surprisingly nobody stared at us.

I knitted these leg warmers for my flamingo to match the neck warmer.

Knitting is the perfect winter hobby & knitting is the perfect hobby if you love yarn bombing.


This cute little street racer is another yarn bombed bike from the bike SA, bike art exhibition.

There is so much great attention to detail in these yarn bombed bike wheels.

The night time motive on these wheels are super cute with the half moon & the owl.

Fluffy bike wheels. If you want to yarn bomb wheels like this there are loads of fluffy yarns that you can buy including chenille.

This car is the ultimate yarn bomb on wheels. I found this pic on a friends Facebook page & I think the photo was taken in Mount Barker south Australia.


This giant crochet square was made by my craft club sister Nunya. She made this with rope from the local hardware store.

These kitchen utensils were yarn bombed by my buddy Mellisa. There is a saucepan, a wooden spoon, a spatula & a ladle with a tiny white elephant living in it.

My friend sarah-Jane yarn bombed her childhood tricycle.

I was inspired by sarah-janes tricycle to yarn bomb my squishy little bike.




The anatomy of yarn bombing a bike.


We started with a retired old bike & we knitted & performed feats of crochet as we slowly covered the bike from wheel rim to handle bars with yarn bombing.


Here is the centre of the handle bars. The flower detail is crochet with dangling pompon’s.


The finished product is colourful, squishy & fun.


This is the peddle cog & its been hand wrapped in yarn & crochet.


This wheel is a work of yarn bombed art in itself which could explain why the wheel was stolen.


First one wheel was taken followed by the second wheel.


This note led to the final return of our wheels, unfortunately they were in poor condition when we got them back.