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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. All images are approved for free cultural works (CC BY 2.0). To commission new work, contact us. View our portfolio here. String art by Lorna Watt. Story Time (or Literary Tubes) by Lorna Watt, Jill Watt, and Magine Slonaker. Buttmunches by Lorna and Jill Watt. Monkey in a Banana Tree by Lorna and Jill Watt. Organic by Lorna Watt. Snakes and Worms by Lorna and Jill Watt. Curves by Lorna Watt. Squid Tree by Lorna and Jill Watt. Neon string art by Lorna Watt. Brunch series by Lorna and Jill Watt. “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That” machine knit yarnbomb by Lorna Watt. Machine knit yarnbomb by Lorna Watt. Monster feet by Lorna and Jill Watt. Park it.

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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. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.[1] Grandmother's Legacy: Space Invaders: a group project Spencer Diamond here. So I decided to try something new. I have all these crazy ideas for a yarn bomb, but I am only one person. I can't make all my ideas come true quickly. The easiest solution was to get other people to help me. So I looked at all my friends and found two fellow yarn crafters ( a knitter and a crocheter) and asked them if they wanted to help me with a super secret yarn bomb.

San Francisco Bay Area New blog series: Meet the Pattern I’m excited to announce my new blog post series, “Meet the Pattern.” This series reveals the stories behind knitting and crochet patterns. “Meet the Pattern” fills the gap in the blogosphere between bland knitting and crochet “pattern round-ups” and “finished object on my oak dinner table” buzz-kills. Each story will differ a little, but the goal is to: introduce you to a new patternshow you what’s involved in making ithear some of the designer’s thoughtsfollow my finished object on its first adventures.

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. Everyone needs to find their own flow. First World War mascots - Military mascots Caesar, A Company, 4 Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade Caesar was a trained Red Cross bulldog that, before being killed in action, helped rescue wounded troops during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Dogs were especially useful for helping stretcher-bearers find wounded soldiers in no man's land at night. Patricia Stroud wrote a book about Caesar's life, Caesar the Anzac dog, which was illustrated by Bruce Potter. Read more... Floss the New Zealand Army rugby team mascot

ORIGAMI BENTO BAG TUTORIAL - ARIZONA FABRIC TOUR & GIVEAWAY! — VERY SHANNON Ok, you guys. Seriously. About once or twice a year I become obsessed with a fabric line. This year I am head over heels in LOVE with Arizona by April Rhodes for Art Gallery Fabrics Limited Edition line! **This giveaway is now closed. 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." 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.

Caesar, the Anzac dog Caesar, A Company, 4 Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade Caesar the bulldog, wearing his official collar, led the grand parade down Auckland's Queen Street before the Rifle Brigade left New Zealand for the war. He was a trained Red Cross dog and helped rescue wounded troops during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Nicole Mallalieu Design - Tips and Tutorials for Making Bags and Purses Tips & Tutorials Back to top VIDEO TUTORIAL - How to set in eyelets with a setting tool VIDEO TUTORIAL - Simple method for inserting purse feet. The 104-Year-Old Street Artist Who Yarn-Bombed Her Town ... 121K 752Share1 Grace Brett might be the oldest living street artist in the world. The 104-year-old grandmother of six is a member of a knitting club known as the “Souter Stormers,” who recently yarn-bombed the towns of Selkirk, Ettrickbridge, and Yarrow in Scotland.

Dogs in warfare Dogs in warfare have a long history starting in ancient times. From 'war dogs' trained in combat to their use as scouts, sentries and trackers, their uses have been varied and some continue to exist in modern military usage. History[edit] During the Late Antiquity, Attila the Hun used giant Molosser dogs in his campaigns.[1] Gifts of war dog breeding stock between European royalty were seen as suitable tokens for exchange throughout the Middle Ages. Other civilizations used armored dogs to defend caravans or attack enemies. The Spanish conquistadors used armored dogs that had been trained to kill natives.[6]

You SEW Girl: 'Template Plastic' Bag Base Tutorial As promised, I'll be posting up a heap of tutorials this month, trying to cut down the bandwidth/downloads from my website. I can't promise one EVERY DAY, but I'll definitely try to keep them flowing throughout August. This one is a SUPER EASY way to add a sturdy TEMPLATE PLASTIC base to any two-piece bag with a boxed corner. It'll work an any of my BEGINNERS patterns, as well as the Hobo, Sling, City Bag, Evening Bag, Dress Bag, Beach bag and any pattern that uses a similar base structure. Template plastic is cheap and cheerful, simple to use and creates a resilient, washable base for fabric bags (...and yes, we sell it!!)

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?

Animals and war Millions of animals were relied upon by all sides in World War One. Curator Dr Matthew Shaw discusses the role of animals in transport, logistics, cavalry and communications, and considers their psychological function for troops and as propaganda. Introduction While the First World War witnessed the development of modern, technological warfare, it also made unprecedented demands on what we might see as archaic methods of campaigning.