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Plasticenglish. Constructing a giant playground made of crocheted yarn Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam spent three years crocheting the Rainbow Net, a stunning interactive installation made of nylon located at the Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park in Sapporo, Japan.


Toshiko construct each one from thousands of pieces of nylon, crochet them together into braids over the course of months and then construct them in the chosen location: “sports are good for some people, but not every child. They should use their bodies and have fun”. The guerrilla knitting Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. . ( Some more examples all over the world ! 20 MINUTE PLAYGROUND TRANSFORMATION via YARN BOMBING. Yarn Bombing. Wikipedia describes yarn bombing as "a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk.

Yarn Bombing

" Knitted, crocheted or woven pieces are sewn around inanimate public objects such as bike racks, light poles, telephone boxes and abandoned buses. The purpose is to bring some beauty and wonder into otherwise drab and everyday surroundings. It is less damaging than painted graffiti and costs next to nothing (a pair of scissors and a few minutes work) to be cleaned up and taken away. Some find it to be pointless and no better than any other form of vandalism, but it can be easily argued that it does cause people to stop and take a fresh look at their surroundings.

Larger groups such as Knitta Please and Knit the City often do large scale projects, but smaller tags can be easily created and installed by lone artists. For more information, check a blog devoted to yarn bombing. Yarn Bomb On Esk Street Mall. Map Unavailable Date/Time 10/05/2015 - 17/05/2015 All Day Organizer Details Lyndal Ludlow Our aim is to unite the community through yarn.

Yarn Bomb On Esk Street Mall

Talk, teach, share our skills and passion for creative yarn across generations and the community while covering as many structures in Esk Street Mall with fun and colour as possible. Sharing skills, passion, and knowledge throughout our community to produce a fun, inspiring installation that tells something about who we are and what we love. Get along this week for a look at the amaing knit works on Esk Street Mall.

Halls Creek Festival - Yarn Bombing. Saturday and SundayDiscovery Village Calling all Knitters & Crocheters!

Halls Creek Festival - Yarn Bombing

Yarn bombing is a community art project where people come together to cover objects in yarn. The Halls Creek Festival of Creativity will be hosting hands on arts classes and celebrating public art. A Yarn bombing of the festival site has been planned to celebrate the fibre arts! How to get involved: 1. 2. 3. Everyone is welcome to create granny squares 6” X 6”, 12” X 12”, or flowers, or let us know some of your creative suggestions. Knitters turn to graffiti artists with 'yarnbombing' Artist Sarah Hardacre, 31, from Salford, Manchester, has taken up Yarnbombing in her spare time.

Knitters turn to graffiti artists with 'yarnbombing'

She said: "Yarnbombing is all about using the street for making art. "I have knitted cosies for trees and even covered an entire garden shed in knitted squares before – it certainly put smiles on peoples faces. "It is about the community taking pride in their surroundings and making it look nice and colourful. "Yarnbombing is easy to do and can catch the imagination and creativity of so many people. " The craze is thought to have been dreamed up by clothes shop owner Magda Sayeg, 35, from Texas in the US. She set up the website Knitta Please, which started off as a group for frustrated knitters who didn't know what to do with their half-finished jumpers and scarfs and so started putting them over door handles.

The craze quickly took off with Mrs Sayeg's most outlandish project being the bus. "I was sat in my shop one afternoon and decided to do something to brighten up the place," she said. Yarnbombing / Guerilla Knit and Crochet on Pinterest.