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Crochet Mermaids Swimming With Whale Sharks? Olek’s Beautiful Underwater Project Highlights Ocean Health

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Olek, yarn bomber extraordinaire, is at it again. But this time the New York-based artist is taking her work into the depths. She recently traveled to the Caribbean for a series of underwater installations off the coast Cancun, Mexico, at Isla Mujeres. [Read more…]

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Lace Up the Place! Street Art and Yarn Bombing by Nespoon

Wednesday 07.30.2014 , Posted by
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With a touch of lace in all her work, Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon has been applying her signature patterns to everything from stenciled street art, to site-specific ceramics and web-like crochet installations (spiders take note). Her work has a friendly and welcoming aesthetic which beatifies and enhances the often decrepit environment they occupy. Working with that in mind, she calls her art “public jewelry.” [Read more…]

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These Tortoises are Getting Cozy

Wednesday 03.26.2014 , Posted by
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You’ve heard about yarn bombing – it’s been slowly taking over the world – but have you ever heard of yarn bombing tortoises?? Ok, that’s not exactly what artist Katie Bradley is doing (it’s not like random reptiles are roaming around waiting to be decorated… I think) but she is crocheting cozy little costumes for her shelled friends – and they are amazeballs. [Read more…]

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Yarn-Bombing Artist Olek Crochets Entire Locomotive in Poland

Monday 09.02.2013 , Posted by

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A few Christmases ago, crochet artist Olek brought a little warmth to her hometown’s freezing financial district by giving NYC’s infamous bull a brightly-colored sweaterBut her latest project took her across the world from her current home to her birthplace of Poland, where she completely covered a four car locomotive in brightly-colored camouflage. [Read more…]

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Kate Jenkins Dishes Up Some Crochet Food

Friday 04.12.2013 , Posted by

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Would you like some crochet fries with that? UK based artist Kate Jenkins creates some of the most innovative knitted art we’ve seen… and all with a humorous (if not tasty) twist. Just look at the fish platter she’s created above: although its made of yarn and sequins, it looks good enough to eat and has a 3D structure often difficult to realize with the soft medium. [Read more…]

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Blue ‘Quadropus’ in a Stop-Motion Music Video

Friday 10.12.2012 , Posted by

In this new music video for musician Wax Taylor’s song Time To Go, a crochet “quadropus” swims around the city, happily changing objects to its favorite color: blue. Pretty soon a lot of his world is its favorite hue… but not everything is working out perfectly. The piece was created by Oh Yeah Wow out of Australia. They’re the folks behind Gotye’s similarly cool video for Easy Way Out. [Read more…]

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Crochetdermy: Winter Sweaters on Stuffed Animals

Wednesday 12.28.2011 , Posted by

Although they look warm enough to hang outside on a cold winters day, these crochet covered animals are far too fine to face any inclement weather. Conceptual artist Shauna Richardson has been creating the full scale, witty yet beautiful pieces for a while now, further pushing her theory that “anything can be art.” [Read more…]

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Micro Crochet: Little Animals From Vietnam

Friday 10.14.2011 , Posted by

These amazingly tiny crochet animals fit on the tip of your finger. That’s how Su Ami, a small company run by a family of 5 from Vietnam, take each picture of their cute creations. The name of their company is taken from the nick name of their youngest daughter, who fittingly loves animals, movie characters and inspired the family to make their crafts. You can find their website at su-ami.blogspot.com where they have new creatures posted each month [Read more…]

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Wall Street Bull Gets a Warm Sweater for Winter

Tuesday 01.04.2011 , Posted by

Sometimes there’s nothing better during winter than a nice warm sweater, and that’s just what the wall street bull got early on Christmas morning. New York based artist, Olek, spent the morning of December 25th freezing her fingers off installing the large guerrilla art piece over the iconic statue; a guerrilla art piece from 1987, itself. She says she “wanted to make it for all those people who couldn’t make it to their families and for those people who don’t have coats and don’t have any money.” While the piece made a large impact, its duration was short: the caretaker of the small park tore the sweater off after only two hours.

To see more of Agata Olek’s prolific crochet masterpieces see her website agataolek.com
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Manly Vintage Sweaters Inspired By Classic Cars

Thursday 12.02.2010 , Posted by

Featuring leather pants, a banjo and a picnic, this vintage sampling of swinging sweaters couldn’t be better. Originally from the 1972 book Sweaters for Men To Crochet and Knit, each design is named after an iconic car of the day. We’ve included a picture of each pullover, cardigan or vest with its namesake vehicle… that should get your stylish wheels spinning!

Fury Pullover
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