Monday, March 14, 2011
... Knitting Tagging ... what ever you want to call it
For me it all started one November day in Sydney. I saw a pole with knitting on it. Amazing, never seen anything like that before. I photographed it and when I returned to Melbourne I started googling to find out more about this unusual Street Art.
I soon learned that it is called 'Yarn Bombing' by most knitters, although personally I don't like that term, and would prefer to call it Tag Knitting.
I thought ok I'll try to do one too.
That was in January, and it is still in position.
I then thought that instead of knitting all my own tags, why not use left overs from Op Shops etc. so I scouted around and found a few knitted squares, which I applied to poles in January.
Then I found a lovely bright scarf in an op shop, a bit worse for wear, with a few little moth holes. I decided to cut it up, by first doing a few rows of machine stitching.. then cutting between the stitches so it does not fray.
Granddaughter even knitted a whole length to add to a bus seat armrest in a local bus shelter, a nice comfy seat to sit and wait for a bus.
So we added one to a street seat, and it is still there.
During February I met, via the net, 'Bali' from Twilight Taggers and she has been a great encouragement. 'Bali' mostly crochets her beautiful installations.
For a Moomba celebration this weekend we went down to the Yarra and she released some lovely yellow ducks in cute crochet outfits, for her Float Away Duck Project.
I just managed to make one ramp on one pontoon all the more 'festive' for the Moomba Festival.
If you are a Yarn Bomber, Knitting Tagger, or Street Artist, follow my blog, and 'Bali's' blog for more inspiration. And please leave your comments, I'd love to hear from you.