Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wednesday Night Project 211009

Knitted bus: Knitters turn to graffiti artists with 'yarnbombing' Well I’m sure that some of you will find inspiration at some of the sites I found this week.
Look at this baby – is it not just superb? Love it, love it, love it.
Telegraph Yarnbombing Article

Gas Station Project
Last week I posted a picture of this project but didn’t know much about it. A bit of digging around and I found out.
International Fibre Collaborative
The first project of the International Fiber Collaborative was to provide an opportunity for people who enjoyed working with fiber arts, whether professional artists, hobbyists or students, to come together from all over the world to express their concern about the worlds extreme dependency on oil. The project was called the World Reclamation Art Project (W.R.A.P.), otherwise known as the Gas Station Project. Participants crocheted, knitted, stitched, patched, or collaged 3 foot square fiber panels that expressed each participants concern about the topic. Simply by designing and creating these panels and participating in this project, they were expressing their concern about this important subject to all nations. All of the panels were then sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station in central New York State.

Just Be Happy blog is a bright, happy and visually pleasing site Just Be Happy
I’m feeling a bit yarn sulky, yarn deprived or something this week. The change of the seasons and the imminent clock changes make everything dark and dull so I needed some bright colours to brighten things up. I found a great fibre competition in the states that would have been perfect but I can’t realistically get all those types of fibres in the UK so will have to skip that. But if your interested you can find it here Third Biennial Fibre Challenge

As we are now, well and truly, into sock season I thought I would point you in this direction.

I came across this site when researching tapestry crochet. I like the blog and the creations are wonderful. Crochet Codex
For lots of Curly Whirlie inspiration try here Curly Whirlies

We are also now, in the UK anyway, firmly in tea cosy season and I found this beauty the other day.
A vintage tea cosy by sukigirl74.
To see more of Sukigirl74 photo go here Sukigirl74 Flickr and visit her blog here SukiGirl74 Blog
Knitting is back in fashion
Cast on for comfort: Why we're all becoming fans of knitting
Read more: Daily Mail 20-10-2009


sukigirl said...

Thanks so much for adding my teacosy!
I'm also enjoying reading your blog through Google Reader.

I noticed that you said you were researching
tapestry crochet. You also might want to check out the great Ravelry group, one of the members there has the most beautiful patterns (I'm working on her beautiful fingerless gloves).
Thanks again...suki

pascale said...

I love it when you get art in the street, well done for talking about it.