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Yarn Bombing



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Yarn and Electronics

Posted by yarnigami on 5 July, 2014 at 0:15 Comments comments ()

I had lots of fun with the pieces I put up at the Zephyr last month.  The LED lights on the main lamp post were a verson of LED Throwies that I made.  I took a watch battery and attached an LED light that had a resistor on it.  This was wrapped in electrical tape.  I bent the LED leads so that I could hot glue the battery to the back of the crochet piece and have the light come out at a 90 degree angle out the front of the crochet in the middle of each of the dots on it. &...

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Who knew yarn could bring such drama?

Posted by yarnigami on 1 May, 2014 at 20:00 Comments comments ()

As the yarn bombing at Scribbles is winding down, I am excited to be working on my own projects again.  This week I got an email from the Knitting for Those in Need group that one of the owners of Scribbles got an email and a call from the city lawyer that said they must take down the yarn bomb on the tree out front and might be liable for damages to it.  Though it was due to come down in May - it was taken down that night.  My guess is that someone complained about it loud eno...

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One Crazy Week

Posted by yarnigami on 4 April, 2014 at 21:00 Comments comments ()

This has been an exhausting and interesting week that has just gotten better and better.  It started last weekend when I spent a lot of time working with the group Knitting for Those in Need.  We yarn bombed Scribbles Coffee to raise awareness and connect with more people.  I had a lot of fun creating pieces to put up.  The most fun was piecing together the tree outside.  It is made from scrap panels that were either donated to the group along with yarn or pieces that...

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Knitting for Those In Need

Posted by yarnigami on 29 January, 2014 at 9:05 Comments comments ()

During the winter I take time to work on other projects.  I love making afghans and I usually have one in the works at all times.  I also like learning new things and working on a variety of projects.  This winter I discovered the group Knitting for Those in Need.  I had heard of it before as a group on the KSU campus but now they have community meetings as well.  With help from the people there I have learned how to do loom knitting to make hats and scarves.  I ...

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Seven Bike Racks

Posted by yarnigami on 10 November, 2013 at 13:35 Comments comments ()

Yesterday I spent about six and a half hours sewing on bike racks. The weather was good but chilly and windy. We started at the city offices first. I hadn't looked close enough but I did suspect that is was partly buried in the ground. It was buried and anchored so I couldn't get the yarn around the lower parts. We wrestled it on, stretching it across the ground on the lower parts. This one was designed to be twisted, and in twisting it I found that it didn’t stretch as much…...

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Taco Tonto's

Posted by yarnigami on 30 September, 2013 at 0:00 Comments comments ()

I had a lot of fun covering the pipes at Taco Tonto's yesterday morning.  I almost had a big problem when I realised that one pipe was slightly bigger than the other one.  I hadn't accounted for that in making the piece and I was afraid that it wouldn't fit at all.  Luckily I was able to stretch it enough (with my husband's help) and get it to fit around the pipe.  It made the piece look a bit more like lace because it is stretched out so much.  Luckily both pieces we...

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Tidying Up

Posted by yarnigami on 7 July, 2013 at 21:35 Comments comments ()

Today I took down four yarn bombs. It is still amazing to me that all the the yarn pieces I have put up have remained in place unless I took them down myself. Today I took down the sign vine that has been up for almost a year and a half, the tree on a tree that has been up for just over a year, the morse code kent Ohio and the newest Fence 2013. The fence came down because it was meant to be very temporary. I actually attached it with twist ties instead of sewing it on with yarn. A huge ...

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International Yarn Bombing Day June 8, 2013

Posted by yarnigami on 8 June, 2013 at 10:25 Comments comments ()

I always look foward to International Yarn Bombing Day because it makes me feel connected to other yarn crazy people around the world.  I have such fun putting up my projects!  This morning was perfect for my Kent Ohio project.  I can't thank my husband enough for supporting me and my projects.  He helped hold the pieces while I zip-tied them to the fence.  It took about an hour to get them all put up and then secured down with more zips.  Of course I had to walk...

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stiffening a crochet piece

Posted by yarnigami on 19 May, 2013 at 19:25 Comments comments ()

I have been experimenting with stiffening some pieces for my next yarn bomb project.  I did a little research and started with a spray craft stiffener but it did not stiffen as much as I wanted.  I did a little more research and decided to use white glue and water because it seemed the most permanent.

I started by mixing about 50/50 glue and water and soaked the piece and layed it out flat on some plastic.  It took DAYS to dry and was not quite as stiff as I wanted.  ...

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Crocheted Playground

Posted by yarnigami on 4 May, 2013 at 10:35 Comments comments ()

This is some of the coolest most amazing crochet work I have seen!