Sunday, September 13, 2009

Yarnbombing and Spray Paint

Dayton and Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Thought I would experiment using a Stencil I made couple of years ago and spray painting a recycled piece of knitting (by my daughter) from the knit knot tree. I really liked how it turned out and might experiment more with meshing the two together.


Yarn Craft Rebel said...

I absolutely love your stencilled tag, that is a whole new tangent, fabulous!!!!

Top Bird @ Wee Birdy said...

I do love the whole yarn bombing trend, but this is the first stencil-meets-knit graffiti! xx

Anonymous said...

I like the stencil work that you did. Thought that I was gonna hear the Manhattan Transfer for a second. I love that song! Anyway great post! Like the video as well. That was a large stencil that he was working on there.
Anyway, thanks for sharing with us!

JafaBrit's Art said...

Thanks Yarn Craft Rebel, Top Bird. I have used stencils on walls, record, canvas, wood, so hey why not yarn lol.

I haven't had the courage yet to do a large stencil Angela, but I do have an image in mind that has been percolating for a year now. It's based on a photo I took and I have used the image on a large screen, but making a stencil of it is another kettle of fish.

The Dan Ward said...

Wow, I really really like that piece.

We miss Yellow Springs now that we're living in VA. We're close to Occoquan, which is a cool and artsy little town, but it's not the same. I haven't seen any yarnbombing or stenciling (or even much in the way of tie dye for that matter).

I'll just have to take up knitting myself then.

Lady P said...

i may be using this technique of yours on some knit graffitti in my town, if you don't object! it makes it all fresh and fun and new all over for me!

JafaBrit's Art said...

Lady P, please do, I absolutely don't object at all. I look forward to seeing what you do :)

Maybe I should come over there Dan and cause a little yarny mischief. Town has been hopping lately, so much going on, and the college is now independent and will reopen, YEA!

ArtyKnitUK said...

I LOVE this!
It's fantastic and so reminds me of Banksy too.
I definitely think you should carry on with this!!

The Lone Beader said...

Cool. I recently got a book about Blek le Rat.