Monday, March 24, 2014

Yarn & Knitted Art in Melbourne

I saw several interesting pieces while in Melbourne. Melbourne seemed to embrace the concept of street art and had wonderful museums. These are a few pieces that made use of yarn and or knitting. Make sure you get to the end for the pièce de résistance.

The first is an example of yarn bombing. In the Fitzroy section of Melbourne they have these great bicycle racks that have a bicycle shape. Some one took the time to yarn bomb them. This was an older yarn bomb, but it really accentuated the shape of the bike racks in a fun way.

In the Melbourne Now! exhibit there was this fun interactive installation using yarn and other materials. It was like walking through yarn barf, but in a good way.

The piece was by the Slow Art Collective.

The third piece was on exhibit in the Yarra Gallery at Federation square. It was part of the Wonderment Walk exhibit.
This is a sculptural work by the artist Elizabeth Workman emulating the crystal structure of rutilated quartz. Visit her site for other inspirational knitting.

I'll definitely need to keep my eye out for more interesting yarn craft art.

Prairie Willow can be found on Ravelry at noliegirl. Prairie Willow is an avid knitter and jewelry designer. My jewelry can be found at Prairie Willow Jewelry; All art copyright of the artist.

Photos copyright Prairie Willow Knits..

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