A Hungarian artist who goes by the name Babukatorium spent three months creating this awesomely intricate piece of guerilla knitting aka yarnbombing. The colouful crocheted piece is composed of 247 round spiderwebs in 13 colours. It took the artist three days to affix her beautiful creation to this tree, which is located somewhere in Veszprém, Hungary.

Babukatorium was inspired to create the piece after watching a performance of Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

She said: ‘I’m obsessed with spiderwebs and rainbows and so when I saw this tree after the performance I thought it would be perfect for yarnbombing.

'I used a lot of yarn and attached it with rainbow ribbons. At the end I was exhausted and surprised because I didn’t think I would be able to complete it. I was also surprised because people love it, and come to visit the tree just to see the work.’

To view more work by Babukatorium, check out her Flickr page and Etsy shop. She’s also here on Tumblr.

[via Dark Roasted Blend and Dailymail.co.uk]


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]


Always searching for new applications for her crochet practice (see our coverage of her crocheted train and crocheted boat as well as our extensive feature in Hi-Fructose Vol. 29), Olek recently traveled to the Caribbean for an underwater installation in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. See more on Hi-Fructose


Because sometimes what you need most is to see that someone crochets tiny capes and bonnets for a little flock of four metal bird sculptures perched atop a guard rail near Japan’s Kamakura Station.

After Redditor Krusaders shared the top photo on /r/mildlyinteresting a few commenters offered up photos they’d previously taken of the very same birds wearing different outfits.

[via /r/mildlyinteresting]

Just when I thought I was done… Currently 29 feet long or 841 square feet, incorporates almost 80 jumbo skeins of @redheartyarns #SuperSaver #yarn and weighs nearly 35 pounds. (Needs to be 32.8 feet long to set a new record for largest #GrannySquare.)
#SantaBarbara #crochet #knit #knitting #yarn #Yarnbomb #Yarnbombing #whydoidothesethings (at Yarnbomb Research Institute)

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