DO-IT-MONDAY yarn bombing

DO-IT-MONDAY

So another great environmental-friendly not-harming-our-health and still-pleasing-our-eyes trick of the trade in all colours in the most (un)imaginable public places is this week’s:

 

YARN BOMBING

Talking about knitted works or crochet bombing or cross stitching or yarning and wrapping around trees and benches or any other object in public space is what we will learn during this Do-it-Monday. We must give you a headstart with this wonderful introduction to the textile artistic interventions all around the world by Magda Sayeg considered to be the founder of guerilla knitting !

Magda Sayeg from the all female guerilla knitting group ‘Knitta Please’ has covered an entire bus in Mexico City – ©http://www.feeltheyarn.it/

During her TEDtalk in 2015, she highlighted the beauty of these soft handmade materials that bring life to our surroundings.

 

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artist Julia Rio in Stockholm ©https://www.pinterest.co.uk/laughingsquid/

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The creativity-blog Craftsy made it very easy in describing how each and everyone of us are only five steps away of becoming the next yarn bomber in the world. How so?

Step 1. look around you and find the object you would like to yarn bomb

Step 2. draw a diagram and measure teh object you plan to yarn bomb

Step 3. design your yarn bomb

Step 4. create your yarn bomb

Step 5. install your yarn bomb

 

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What you need?

  • yarn

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  • scissors
  • tapestry needles
  • extra yarn
  • cable/electrical ties
  • step stool or ladder if needed
  • a camera
  • a measuring tape
  • a piece of paper with pencil for sketch
  • and your sense of adventure

 

Share your results and/or tips & tricks on our (#yesyoucanspray) facebookpage !

 

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