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.
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.
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). Put your two card rings together and start wrapping the wool round. When you are wrapping, pull the wool fairly tight. Start the next spool of wool next to where you left off.
Once you’ve gone all the way round the card ring once, start another layer on top of the previous one. 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. I’m sure there are a gazillion pompom tutorials out there…and you can probably make them in your sleep…but if you need a quick reminder, here’s how:
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.
Method and motivation 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. 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. It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run. History
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.
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.
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.
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. Demonstration of knitting and basic stitches.
Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric for use in many types of garments. Knitting may be done by hand or by using a machine. Different types of yarns (fibre type, texture, and twist), needle sizes, and stitch types may be used to achieve knitted fabrics with different properties (color, texture, weight, heat retention, look, water resistance, and/or integrity). Structure Courses and wales Structure of stockinette, a common knitted fabric. Alternating wales of red and yellow knit stitches. 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.
Half linen stitch resists vertical stretching, so it’s great for bags or belts or larger garments like a coat. 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)