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How to Yarn Bomb: Tips & Tricks from a Pro

How to Yarn Bomb: Tips & Tricks from a Pro
Have you seen trees and statues covered with brightly covered yarn in your neighborhood and wondered how it was done? Or have you seen photos of knitted or crocheted statues online and dreamed of becoming your town’s next yarn bomber? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll reveal how to yarn bomb in five steps. Photo via of Oakland Art Enthusiast What is a yarn bomb? A yarn bomb is form of street art where yarn in any form (knit, crochet, latch hook, cross stitch, amigurumi, or simply wrapped) is attached to an object in the public environment. How to yarn bomb: Step 1: Find the object you would like to yarn bomb. If you plan to knit or crochet a fabric, then choose a 3-D object that you can sew your fabric around, like a tree, street post or statue. When choosing this route, make sure to choose an object that allows you to secure your yarn bomb from falling down. Photo ©Damon Landry/damonabnormal “Park It” by Lorna Watt/KnitsForLife; photo via of Jill Watt You’ll want to bring:

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How To Yarn Bomb I get asked all the time "How do you yarn bomb exactly?" So here's a How To guide on yarn bombing. This is just from my personal experience. Everyone does it differently. Not Your Grandma's Knitting: 20 Incredible Yarn Bombs While certain types of permanent graffiti can be a very beautiful addition to an otherwise bland space, much of the time it's unattractive and a pain to remove. Yarn bombing, however, is a completely different story. Easily removable, yarn bombing focuses less on making a permanent statement and more on lending a sense of warmth to colder spaces. From bike racks to buses, yarn bombers seem to have found a way to add a knit cover to almost any type of outdoor item. Check out 20 of the most impressive, stringy works — they just might inspire you to craft something of your own. Show As Gallery

Developing eco-friendly fabrics / Resistant materials - textiles / Technologists' practice case studies / Case studies / Resources / Welcome to Technology Online - Technology Online Introduction Dr Sandy Heffernan is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Industry and Environment, part of Massey University’s College of Creative Arts in Wellington. A number of her Masters students in the textile design programme have been working on innovative ideas for: using wool waste eco-friendly dyeing of wool digital embroidery. Sandy has been working in partnership with Wellington company The Formary to develop a new yarn that is a blend of rice-straw and wool.

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[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. KNITS FOR LIFE We make, install, maintain, and remove the vast majority of our work and almost always get permission to install. We have never “gotten in trouble” or been asked to remove a new yarnbomb. Our yarnbombs do not damage flora and fauna. Yarnbombing is not a waste of time. Download hi-res images of our work from these Flickr sets or contact us.

WOOL PRODUCTION Warning This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. How to Knit: The Basics Illustrations by Caitlin Keegan. Photo by Maxwell Tielman. If you haven’t attempted knitting, it can seem pretty terrifying. You might have watched friends or family members do it — their pointy needles swinging at lightning speed through a tangled mass of yarn — and worried deeply for their eyes and internal organs. You might be a crafting commitment-phobe, horrified at the idea of a task taking over a day (or a week! or a month!) How to Weave on a Cardboard Loom June 25th, 2008 Email 1322 users recommend Weaving like this can be the basis for so many projects: place mats, coasters, bags, hats—use your imagination. All photos by Diane Gilleland Keep your edges a little loose, and they'll stay nice and straight.

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