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32 Incredibly Cool Yarn-Bombings To Brighten Your Day. 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. Larger groups such as Knitta Please and Knit the City often do large scale projects, but smaller tags can be easily created and installed by lone artists. For more information, check a blog devoted to yarn bombing. 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. MonsterSquad Dad felt like he had been duped a little into being the driver in a great big scam for me to purchase more wool and create endless ‘stuff’ to decorate his home with…. (and yeh, he probably is spot on with that too I spent most of my time entranced by the details in some of the yarn bombing.

A yarn bombed bicycle! The slide was awesome. Natural dyeing techniques / Middle - Years 7–10 / Teaching snapshots / Resources / Welcome to Technology Online - Technology Online. Faced with teaching Soft Materials in a Hard Materials workroom, Technology teacher Demelza Cusens chose to see it as a challenge rather than problem. "I thought it was a perfect opportunity to change people's perceptions about Soft Materials and so I took it from the textiles manipulation standpoint.

" Demelza Cusens Timetable changes meant Demelza would only see her Year 9 classes for five one-hour periods over ten days, so she also needed a context that would allow her students to complete their work within this time frame. She decided each class would work on a different project based on experimentation with natural dyes: developing house roofs for a stage set and creating a booklet resource.

Selection of dye patterns. Blue fabric dye patterns. Demelza was keen to introduce her students to natural dyeing techniques, having attended a week-long course run by India Flint; see the Technology Online Resource Review on India Flint's book Eco Colour: Botanical dyes for beautiful textiles. 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. Photo via Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles From far away, you’d never know that all these colorful squares are actually crocheted granny squares. More than 500 crafters from around the world contributed to this specific project. Photo via Alicia Kachmar Mr. Yarn bombing statues is not uncommon, as we’ve seen from yarn bombings like the Rocky statue in Philly. The red sweater, symbolic of the sweaters Mr. 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 What do you think of this crafty trend? Image: Flickr, waltarrrrr. 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] 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] Get Involved - Yarnbombers United. 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. Everyone does it differently. Everyone needs to find their own flow. Also keep in mind that I only crochet my yarn bombs. Start with something small like a small pole piece or a granny square and then you'd be done in no time and won't be discouraged with such a large time consuming project. 2. 4. If using only sewing, you run the risk of the piece not staying tied securely to the object. Sewing a tag onto a horizontal object like a banister is fine as it will generally stay well. 8. 9.

More helpful links:What You'll Need To Take When Yarn Bombing Things To Remember About Yarn BombingIdeas For Yarn Bombs To Make Luv Bali. P.S. Yarnbombing | 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. All images are approved for free cultural works (CC BY 2.0).

What does that mean? 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. You Don’t Even Know, 2013. Yarn Bomb Ideas and Stitch Patterns on Pinterest | Stitches, Crochet Stitches and Crochet. '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 From crocheted boyfriends to woolly teapots, it would seem there's little that can't be created with a pair of knitting needles and a few balls of wool. But one Polish artist has decided to take things a step further and has covered an entire train with colourful crochet.

And by covering the full-scale Px48 steam locomotive engine and carriages in crochet, artist Olek - real-name Agata Oleksiak - says she has pulled off her largest 'yarn bombing' to date. Hard work: It took Polish artist Olek two days working round the clock to completely cover this train in yarn Impressed: The crochet-covered train has proved a hit with Lodz locals and will be on display until the 19th 'I had the best crew ever. 30 Creative Examples of Yarn Bombing.

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: