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Yarn Bombing: 10 of the Most Brilliant Yarn-Bombs Ever - The Chromologist. The problem with regular paint based graffiti or street art is that it very often needs to be painted over afterwards or, in the case of Banksy, the whole section of wall removed and wheeled off to the auction house.

Yarn Bombing: 10 of the Most Brilliant Yarn-Bombs Ever - The Chromologist

Enter yarn bombing / graffiti knitting / guerilla knitting. This form of street art is far less permanent through it’s use of colourful yarn or fibre, although it’s still technically illegal in some places. The results can be beautiful, transforming regular objects like trees, cars, steps or even buildings from dull to delightful. In London, the mysterious organisation ‘Knit The City‘ arrange covert kitting operations, jumping out into the street from their headquarters and enveloping telephone boxes and other publicly accessible object with bright yarn.

Lauren O’Farrell (Deadly Knitshade) heads up Knit The City (as well as the crafty Stitch London). The queen of crochet however has to be Magda Sayeg, winner of Design Milk’s ‘the Modern Craft Project’ competition. 1. 2. 3. Two ways of making woolly pompoms. When I was younger and a family member or friend was expecting a baby, my Mum would encourage me and my brother to make pompoms for the new baby.

Two ways of making woolly pompoms

So it seemed only right that I would make a few for my own twins who are due any day! I have found 2 ways of making pompoms, which I will call the ‘traditional’ way and the ‘quick’ way. Let’s start with the traditional way. For this you will need: Wool (any type, in 1 or more colours)Card (I used a piece of a cardboard box)Scissors Cut out two circles the same size from the card. Cut your wool into manageable lengths and wrap into spools (pictured above). Pompoms! I saw some pompoms on Pinterest the other day and it reminded me to make some with my boys (and my niece and nephew).


They all l-o-v-e-d it! I had fun too. Reminded me of making them with my Mum when I was little! Pompom Inspiration – – – – – – – – – – – – – – // Neon pompoms as wall decorations. // Pompom jewellery (the third from bottom is my favourite…love those colours). // Pompom garland from etsy seller Depeapa. // Miniature pompoms made with forks. Yarn bombing. 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.

Yarn bombing

Method and motivation[edit] 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. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.[1] While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.[2] It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run.[3] History[edit]

Creating Laura: The Triplet Shawl: An Arm Knitting Pattern. As promised in last Sunday's Link to Love post, I've successfully completed an arm knitting project.

Creating Laura: The Triplet Shawl: An Arm Knitting Pattern

Now that I've done it, I would say that arm knitting's relationship to traditional knitting is similar to finger painting's relationship to fine art. Both are capable of producing lovely results, one is just a lot more precise than the other. Browsing Handmade > Knitting > Womens > Scarf. Shaun-knitting1-copy-1.gif (GIF Image, 1000 × 968 pixels) Hangzhou Tianhui Knitting Co.,Ltd. Fashionable-knitted-scarf.jpg (JPEG Image, 570 × 592 pixels) Finger Knitting - Housing a ForestHousing a Forest. My kids Love learning new things, and they couldn’t wait to try their hand at finger knitting.

Finger Knitting - Housing a ForestHousing a Forest

I remember doing something similar when I was a kid, but we used a spool instead of our fingers. I was so excited when I came across every easy to follow video on how to finger knit (scroll to the bottom of the post for the video). Our recent trip to the cabin was the perfect time to teach the kids this simple skill. Plus I love that all that is needed for this project is a some yarn.

No mess, no crazy supplies to remember, just a bit of yarn. Finger knitting is SO simple, that the kids picked it up right away. I love that the kids are fresh out of the shower, all snuggled by the fire knitting:) Before the weekend was over, we had piles of wonderful strands of finger knitting. Finger Knitted Jump Rope: The first project that we created with the kids knitting was a simple jump rope.

Double knit slippers.jpg (JPEG Image, 640 × 430 pixels) Imgres 1. How to knit a scarf - step by step instructions. How to Use the Knit Quick Loom. Knitting Stitch Patterns Tutorial 4 Honeycomb Knitting Stitch How to. Knitting Information. Printer-friendly version Send by email PDF version The knitting needle is used to reach through a stitch in order to pull a length of knitting yarn back through the stitch to form a new loop at the top of the current stitches.

Knitting Information

The simplest requirements of knitting needles are that they must be smooth, thin and long enough to reach through a stitch and strong enough not to break while manipulating the yarn. Knitting is fun and is an amazing hobby that soothes you, fulfills a need to be creative and results in one-of-a-kind beautiful projects like sweaters, socks, pillows, dolls and teddy bears, to name a few.

Knitting Patterns Fast Facts The art of hand knitting has been practiced for thousands of years. Others claim Israel, Jordan and Syria as its origin, and still others claim mountains of North Africa. The most widely recognized form of knitting needle, probably invented in the mid 19th Century, is usually called a straight needle. Knitting. Demonstration of knitting and basic stitches Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric.


Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube. Knitting has multiple active stitches on the needle at one time. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of interlocking loops. As each row progresses, a newly created loop is pulled through one or more loops from the prior row, placed on the gaining needle, and the loops from the prior row are then pulled off the other needle. Get Cozy With These 20 Pictures of "Yarnbombing" - Have a Seat and Unwind. Watch knitting. How to Knit the Half Linen Stitch. Half linen stitch isn’t difficult to knit, and it creates an interesting fabric that looks and behaves almost like woven fabric.

How to Knit the Half Linen Stitch

Tea toters - Simply Notable. Knitted Kitchen Dishcloth Diagonal Check Pattern_ How to Knit - Cast On Beginner (with closed captions) How To Knit - Knitting Instructions For Beginners. Infographic: “How to Knit” (Quarter 2 2011)