The Art and Craft of Yarn Bombing

I wrote about the homely act of yarn bombing for Youth Central. Yarn bombing (also known as guerilla knitting or woolly tagging) is the act of making graffiti using knitting and crochet, and I talked to some rad ladies from Melbourne and New Zealand about why they do it!

Find the article here

 

It was two in the afternoon as “Bali” tagged the thick grey pole on Melville Street in West Brunswick. She looked around furtively. “I usually put them up late at night or early in the morning,” she said. “I don’t like people watching.”

In a café behind her, staff and patrons watched with mild curiosity. Bali finished attaching her tag with a knot, cut her needle off, and attached a note to lead curious passers-by to her blog, Twilight Taggers.

However, unlike the ugly scrawled tags on trains and brick walls, Bali’s graffiti is a length of knitted black wool stretched around the pole and adorned with colourful crochet flowers.

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Drawing confidence from life

I wrote an article about how life drawing might help people overcome negative body image! 

It was baffling to me that someone could be so accepting of their body, that they were willing to stand in front of a room full of young girls – possibly the harshest beauty critics conceivable – and bare everything. I was even more surprised to see how the features I hated on my own body became beautiful on someone else when seen through the eyes of an artist.

Take a gander here, and if you suffer from anxiety over your body, visit The Butterfly Foundation for advice and support.