JAZZ UP YOUR OLD BANGLES BY WRAPPING THEM IN YARN. I USED WOODEN BANGLES TO MAKE THESE. THE STRIPED BANGLES ARE MADE WITH A SINGLE BALL EACH OF MULTICOLOURED YARN, THE YARN FORMS GREAT STRIPES AS YOU WRAP IT.
“Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.” Definition from Wikipedia
Yarn bombing is referred to by some as a RAK random act of kindness.
Part of the fun of yarn bombing is the feel good factor. Spotting a newly yarn bombed street crossing on your way to work in the morning or finding a previously bare tree, down main street, festooned with pompoms. The suddenness with which yarn bombs appear and often disappear is surprising and often magical. Part of the fun of yarn bombing is its gorilla nature. Trying to guess who might have knitted a yarn bomb and where they came from? Were they put there by yarn fairies with crochet hooks or maybe old ladies wearing woolen shawls and knitted balaclavas? Enjoy the magic!
I’ve been yarn bombing for a good few years now & in the course of my yarn bombing adventures I’ve always liked to take a lot of photographs of my yarn bombs or any outstanding yarn bombs that I’ve come across in my local neighbourhood. I’ve yarn bombed in Adelaide & Tasmania, in my own front yard & in the park on my street. Yarn bombing has bought me hours of entertainment & a lot of joy. Photographing my yarn bombs has rekindled a love of photography that I had back in my university days. All in all yarn bombing keeps me young & playful, even though it is based on the so called Granny arts of knitting & crochet.Look out for me in 40 years time because I’ll be the Granny with the rainbow coloured walking cane. I will basically yarn bomb anything thats not nailed down, including this money tin.
Hand knitted felt placemat. I knitted this with genuine real wool yarn, then machine washed in hot water, which felted the wool. Be sure to do a test piece first if you are unsure if your yarn is feltable. Any pure wool should felt. Check the washing instructions and if it says hand wash only in cold water, chances are it will felt in hot water. Panda make a range of special felt able yarns. It pays to get yarns from the same lot number if possible.
I’VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF INSPIRATION FROM PINTEREST RECENTLY SO I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD POST SOME OF THE COOL PINS THAT HAVE INSPIRED ME. THESE IDEAS ARE GREAT AND THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COLOURFUL AND FUN.
THIS SKELETON IS SO CLEVER. IT LOOKS LIKE THE INTESTINES ARE MADE FROM FELTABLE KNITTING YARN.
THIS CLEVER YARN BOMBING TECHNIQUE LOOKS LIKE PINS AND STRING ON A MAP, I REALLY WANT TO TRY DOING THIS MYSELF, IT MIGHT LOOK NICE ON MY GARDEN FENCE.
THESE CLEVER YARN STORAGE IDEAS ARE GREAT. I THINK THE BOTTOM ONE IS A LOO ROLE HOLDER, I THINK MY CAT WOULD HAVE FUN UNROLLING THIS.
MY FRIENDS LITTLE CAT LILLY TOOK OVER THE MEGA LONG SCARF THAT I’M KNITTING. SHE PLAYED IN THE FOLDS OF THE SCARF AND THEN SHE SLEPT FOR HOURS ON IT. THE SCARF IS ACTUALLY GETTING SO LONG THAT I WAS ABLE TO KEEP KNITTING FROM ONE END WHILE LILLY SLEPT ON THE OTHER END.THE CAT ALMOST BLENDS WITH THE SCARF.THE CAT WAS BEING SO CUTE THAT MYSELF AND TWO OF MY FRIENDS TOOK A LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHS, BY THE END OF THE NIGHT LILLY THE CAT WAS TOTALLY SICK OF US COOING LOOK AT THE CAMERA.
I MADE THIS LIGHT SHADE MYSELF AND IT WAS REALLY EASY AND INEXPENSIVE TO DO.
I BOUGHT THE FRAME FOR MY LAMP SHADE AT MY LOCAL CRAFT STORE
I USED KNITTING YARN TO DECORATE MY SHADE. THE PROCESS WAS REALLY SIMPLE. I CHOSE MY COLOURS AND WRAPPED THEM AROUND THE FRAME IN STRIPES. AS I STRETCHED THE YARN AROUND THE FRAME I LOOPED IT AROUND EACH OF THE WIRE SEGMENTS TO ANCHOR IT.
I USED SYNTHETIC YARN BECAUSE IT COMES IN SUCH BRIGHT COLOURS.
IT’S ALWAYS LOVELY TO FILL YOUR HOME WITH HANDMADE DECOR.