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California-based Yarnboming artists Jill and Lorna Watt of Knits For Life (previously featured here) recently transformed a pair of unassuming benches near the San Francisco Ferry Building into adorably ferocious monsters, complete with six awesome orange feet. The irrepressibly inventive sisters created this delightful yarn installation for an upcoming episode of CCTV America’s new show Full Frame.

[via Laughing Squid]

#GRANNYSQUARE UPDATE: It’s now approx 400 square feet, weighs more than 22 pounds, includes close to 60 large skeins of @redheartyarns Super Saver #yarn, each of which now completes just one 80 foot long row. BUT, I’m still only 40% of the way to setting the #GuinnessWorldRecord.
Before you ask, there is no current record. After multiple appeals they finally agreed to open a new category for Largest #Crocheted Square if I make it at least 1,000 square feet. I think they were hoping that would make me go away, but as you can see, it just gave me a target. 😬

#santabarbara #montecito #crochet #knit #knitting #crafts #worldrecord #california #yarnbomb #yarnbombing (at Yarnbombing HQ)

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Plenty of people know how to crochet and knit, but how many of them do it underwater? Polish yarn-bombing artist Olek (previously featured here) recently undertook an awesome new artistic adventure in the Caribbeans creating an installation in the waters off Isla Mujeres, Mexico off the coast of Cancun, home to a large population of whale sharks. To voice her concern about the ongoing decline of the global shark population, Olek used her signature vibrant camouflage-patterned crochet to cover two sculptures in Isla Mujeres’ underwater museum, Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA).

The MUSA is an underwater sculpture park created to encourage the natural growth of coral reefs and has been open to the public since 2010 (though scuba diving skills are a must to be able to go see it).

For the project, Olek used safe, biodegradable materials and colors that mimic the reds, yellows and browns of the coral reef. The artist was inspired by a quote from Jason DeCaires Taylor, the original sculptor of the pieces in the MUSA, comparing the global oceans’ health to a ticking time bomb as ecosystems decline from overfishing and pollution. She specifically chose to crochet the bomb sculptures as a symbol of solidarity and call for environmental protection.

After finishing the installation Olek collaborated with Tre Packard of Pangeaseed on a stunning underwater photo shoot of divers wearing crocheted mermaid tails, bodysuits and butterfly wings.

Visit Hi-Fructose for additional images.

[via Hi-Fructose]

TBT to that day I laid out the entire yarnbomb arsenal on the campus of SBCC. It’s now twice the size.
Feel free to like, comment, tag and repost. Shout out if you see your contribution. 📢

#sbcc #santabarbara #yarn #yarnbomb #yarnbombing #knit #knitting #crochet #crafts #collaborativeart #streetart #outdoors #outsideplay #nature (at Santa Barbara City College)

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Teeny Tiny Yarn Bombing at Birchfield Church

With Yeovil in Bloom organising a big yarn bombing in Sidney Gardens this Easter, I didn’t want my church to feel left out, so I took matters into my own hands. Miss 6 even helped by making the big long chain to go on the door. It’s the first thing she’s made and she is very proud of herself!