'Yarn bombing' Polish artist Olek brightens up morning commute by covering TRAIN with crochet Polish artist Olek spent two days covering the locomotive with crochetOlek's work is proving popular with locals in the Polish city of LodzThe artwork, now named Deadly Romance, will be on display until the 19th By Ruth Styles Published: 18:44 GMT, 5 August 2013 | Updated: 18:59 GMT, 5 August 2013 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.
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.
Twilight Taggers: 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. 5 Most Amazing Yarn Bombings You Don't Want to Miss Nothing brings a smile to my face like a yarn bombing. Whether it’s a huge installation on a bridge or just a small one like a doorknob cozy, seeing everyday objects covered in yarn brightens my day instantly. Fiber artists like Olek and Magda Sayeg are practically yarn craft-household names in the world of yarn bombing, organizing some of the most famous fiber installations we know. Now, yarn bombings are now becoming so large in size that it often takes the cooperation of fiber artists and large organizations to stage the entire installation. 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.
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 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).
Loom Bands & Yarn Bombs! A Tea Party To Remember. Common Chaos When an event invite pops up in my inbox that involves a tea party, a loom band session and a ridiculous amount of knitted and crotchet items, you’ve got to ask yourself if there’s any better suited family to go and check it out…… That’s right, our Common Chaos Crew were besides themselves with excitement, and I must say, I may have even been a tad more keen than the kids were! So we headed to Melbourne, grinning from ear to ear about the endless ideas & creations we would be inspired to make after seeing a top notch Yarn Bombing display and attending a tea party fit for loom band royalty. OK, OK, the MonsterSquad and I were pumped.
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. 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.
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 Recycled Crochet Hook Holders Submitted by Lynn from LadyWillow's TreeHouse at - LadyWillow Designs© As a confirmed recycler, I have been reluctant to toss empty pens, mechanical pencils, and markers when they no longer fullfiled their original purpose. Also developed co-ordination problems with my hands when using metal hooks during chilly and cold weather. When searching online and eBay for unique and unusual crochet hooks, I discovered the idea of hook holders or covers, and decided to try making my own. Example #1 LadyWillow Recycled Crochet Hook Holders
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. Dogs were especially useful for helping stretcher-bearers find wounded soldiers in no man's land at night. Caesar was killed in action.