Monday, November 15, 2010

Tweet Little Yarn Bomb

(Photo from Divine Twine)

Have you heard of Yarnbombing, Knit Graffiti, and Guerrilla Knitting? Yarnbombing is a collective response to the urban and mass-produced. From light poles to buildings and everything in between, nothing is safe from being wrapped with yarn, string and twine!

I work for a very creative woman at Room With A Past and recently added a second creative woman as a client in my Personal Assistant venture when I started working for my friend, Whitney Beard, who has developed a business out of her desire for brightly colored, 100% cotton baker's twine. Now that I'm working at Divine Twine HQ, I've got my hands on her product and I couldn't wait to get my fingers into it too!

I'll leave the Yarnbombers to do what they do best while I, as the saying goes "not try to change the whole world, just my little piece of it". Here's just one of the ideas that popped into my head on how to craft with Divine Twine:
I wrapped a twig found on one of my daily walks with the new Brown Sugar twine, used the Green Apple for the leaves & stems and made roses from the Cotton Candy. It's all wrapped and glued on with plain old white glue, which the twine quickly soaks up, making the twine a breeze to work with!

The leaves are cardboard with a thin wire glued in the center, to hold a shapely bend. I lightly "serrated" the edges of the leaf before wrapping to give the twine a little guidance on where to go.
The roses just sort of appeared on their own as I wrapped the twine around a wire!

The little curly vines were made by wrapping the Divine Twine around a wood dowel, rubbed with wax paper for easy removal, spraying it with a stiffener (I had my Bedhead hairspray handy, so I used that!) and waiting, waiting, waiting ever so patiently to let it dry before I could pull it off and play with the "SPROING"!

I think I need to make a nest to put it in the crook of the twig for the birdie! She's got the newest addition of color to the Divine Twine family in her beak~PLUM!

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these (and more to come) are a few of my favorite things!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea, and you've got all the details worked out! I love bakers' twine. I still save it off pastry boxes from my favorite Italian bakery :)

    The Plum twine sure is tempting!