Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

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Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by Dunners » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:10 pm

Yarn-bombing:
Yarn bombing
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Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, graffiti knitting, guerrilla knitting, or yarnstorming is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.[1]

While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing is almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.[1]

Dave Cole is a contemporary sculpture artist who practiced knitting as graffiti for a large-scale public art installation in Melbourne Australia for the Big West Arts Festival in 2009. The work was vandalized the night of its completion.[2]

The movement has been said to be "changing the face of craft" as stitchers are more and more frequently being viewed as fibre artists.[3]
See also http://yarnbombing.com/

Yarn bombing around Christchurch:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/c ... -bomb-city
http://crochetchristchurch.blogspot.com/ It looks like this even happened in August last year as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.
Queen Victoria in Victoria Square was yarn bombed when we walked past last week.

No month decided yet, but start gathering yarn scraps, maybe even buy a ball or two of $1 Spotlight yarn (this project can use any yarn - even strips from cut up old tee-shirts etc).

:knit2: :knit:

ETA: maybe it would be a good time to get an idea of who wants to learn to knit/crochet/other yarn craft, so we can start planning some workshops in your local area. (so, when you post to register your interest, can you also let us know where you live).

\:D/
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Re: Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by Kaz » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:54 pm

:D interested here will catch upafter the holidays.
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Re: Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by Fi » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:06 pm

Definitely keen to do some yarn bombing!
We have some nice artwork in Cambridge at the moment. Or maybe the horsies next to the info centre need some leg warmers :smt044
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Re: Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by cged004 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:17 pm

Keen :)
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Re: Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by sjl » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:10 pm

i'm keen - re-learning how to knit and crochet has been on my to-do list for quite some time.
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Re: Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by gemini_gurl » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:11 am

I've just learnt how to crochet, so I'm def keen!
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Re: Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by growingclothie » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:18 am

Fi wrote: Or maybe the horsies next to the info centre need some leg warmers :smt044
I would have to come for a drive to see that :lol:

I don't think I have the guts to do the Morrinsville clock poles
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Re: Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by Dunners » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:33 am

gemini_gurl wrote:I've just learnt how to crochet, so I'm def keen!
Oooh, exciting! It's great eh!
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Re: Yarn bombing & learning to knit/crochet/?

Post by Mrs Shavas » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:53 pm

I'm keen, I have plenty of scraps that I could use.
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