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selectedgrub
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« on: July 12, 2014, 10:42:45 pm »

One of our towns getting right into it.







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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 02:41:42 am »

The small town of Holbrook (about a 45 min drive from my place) yarn-bombed the entire -yes entire, full-sized, real submarine they have sitting in their park - with yellow. So they had the 'Yellow Submarine"!

They also yarn-bombed the miniature submarine sitting nearby!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 02:56:51 pm »

The small town of Holbrook (about a 45 min drive from my place) yarn-bombed the entire -yes entire, full-sized, real submarine they have sitting in their park - with yellow. So they had the 'Yellow Submarine"!

They also yarn-bombed the miniature submarine sitting nearby!!

Pictures, PLEASE!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 03:14:42 pm »

Where I live many a lamp-post, the odd tree and railing have been wrapped in knitted loveliness in the past few years.

Now I know why  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 05:44:26 am »

Will, I don't personally have pictures, but the story can be found here:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-12/submarine-yarn-bombing-project-unveiled-in-holbrook/5518594

and here, amongst other places.

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/2349256/ahoy-is-that-holbrooks-yellow-submarine-pictures-video/

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 04:48:22 am »

Makes me want to resume trying to learn to knit.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 07:35:02 am »

Have to admit, pretty spectacular!
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selectedgrub
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 07:58:00 am »

Most definitely.
Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 08:03:15 am »

I wonder if this can be done on unsuspecting live subjects?  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 08:11:30 am »

I wonder if this can be done on unsuspecting live subjects?  Grin


Like this.. only with yarn?

How To Make A Toilet Paper Gun
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 08:17:09 am »

I wonder if this can be done on unsuspecting live subjects?  Grin


Like this.. only with yarn?

How To Make A Toilet Paper Gun



Exactly!  We need a power knitting apparatus
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 12:57:58 pm »

Lets ask Maets!
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2014, 01:08:52 pm »

The yarn bombed 'Yellow Submarine' is being un-yarned. All the knitted/patchwork pieces are to be recycled via different animal organisations as dog blankets, horse blankets etc., for neglected or otherwise in need domestic pets.
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 01:38:16 pm »

The yarn bombed 'Yellow Submarine' is being un-yarned. All the knitted/patchwork pieces are to be recycled via different animal organisations as dog blankets, horse blankets etc., for neglected or otherwise in need domestic pets.

That's a shame, I quite liked it. At least the knitting gnomes work won't be wasted and will go to a good cause.  Undecided

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selectedgrub
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2014, 11:12:50 pm »

Yes +1
Recycled for the unloved.

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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2014, 05:58:30 pm »

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New Milton in Hampshire gets "craft bombed"

BBC reporter Roz Tappenden said: "All the lampposts, bus stops, bins and signs are covered in bunting, soft toys and knitted covers.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-28818654





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selectedgrub
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2014, 11:23:36 pm »

I've seen a childs bike done in all white knit like above.
Called Ghost bike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_bike)
It was very sad.

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selectedgrub
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2015, 07:43:42 am »

This winters fashion






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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2015, 04:02:53 pm »

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New Milton in Hampshire gets "craft bombed"

BBC reporter Roz Tappenden said: "All the lampposts, bus stops, bins and signs are covered in bunting, soft toys and knitted covers.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-28818654





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I wonder, if I acquired enough steel wool, could somebody spin it and knit me a BMW?
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2015, 04:30:38 am »



That is not a yarn bomb. That is a Christo installation.
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selectedgrub
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2015, 04:42:25 am »

Yes.
You win.
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2015, 02:35:48 pm »

Thank you, RJ.
That is HMAS Otway, situated in a park in a small inland town (Holbrook) in New South Wales, yarn bombed into the 'Yellow Submarine' - all the yellow wool 'patches' (for want of a better word) were later recycled as pet and horse blankets via the local animal welfare groups.

The town used to be named 'Germantown', which proved might unpopular during WWI,and the locals applied to have the town's name changed to 'Holbrook' after the commander of a highly successful Australian WWI submarine. We didn't have more than a couple then, so their exploits were all the more heroic, especially in the Dardanelles and in Turkish waters.

Holbrook also has a WWII Japanese miniature submarine, but they didn't yarn bomb that one!
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