Nicole was interviewed by our city’s main paper, The Windsor Star. They called me for an interview too, but I declined. The article can be read here:
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A few weeks ago, I saw an article from WAMM (Windsor Art & Music Monthly) about our yarn bombing. It’s pretty tiny, so you might have to zoom in.
The other day, I went to Phog and put up a few tags I’ve had laying around. This one, however, was completed at Phog. I really like it. Knitting with beads always interested me, but it seemed arduous to string all of the beads on. I decided to just suck it up and try it out. I found some beads that I’ve had for a million years and started stringing them on. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would. I started to knit tons on, but then I quickly realized that I should probably go easy on it since I only had around 50 beads and I wanted to have them throughout the entire 7.5″ tall tag.
It reminds me of rain. Too bad I installed it upside down, lol.
Rainy Tag, upside down in all its glory.
I ended up sewing it on upside down, lol. But that’s okay because it looks like the beads are falling and collecting at the bottom. On the other side, I sew this tag to another so that someone couldn’t just walk by and pull it off. That is why it’s kind of pulled down in this picture. I’m not really sure if it can be pulled back up to cover the entire pole. I don’t think it would be since it was the exact size of the pole before I sewed it to the other one. This means I should probably knit one more smaller tag to put on top of this one.
I put up a few more tags this night, but I’ll save those for another post : )
Posted in Bike Rack, Knitting, Phog, Photos, Samantha
Tagged canada, downtown, embellishment, guerilla knitting, ontario, Phog, windsor, yarn bombing
Elisha’s been knitting these amazing yellow tags for the last few weeks. Each new one is cuter than the last, if that’s even possible. There are a few more pictures, but I’ll just leave you with this one for now.
I took an unplanned break from knitting and tagging for about a month. I had been knitting all winter and spring, it seemed, so it was nice to get away from it for a while. But at the last CNAP meeting, I felt like I should get back to tagging the bike racks outside of Phog. They’re so close to being finished. I had a few finished tags in my bag already, and I knitted one during the meeting. Elisha showed me how to do some sort of crochet embroidery on the tags, so I practiced that technique on a plain red one. I definitely need to practice some more. I put up three or four tags after the meeting.
As I was sewing the tags onto each of the bike racks, a few people stopped to tell me how great the tags are around downtown and how they really make the city look nicer. One man even stuck around for probably ten minutes telling me how the Windsor taggers have inspired him with our beautiful knitting. He told me that he wants to experiment with coat hangers and other materials to make a bike rack look like a medicine wheel. I think it would be amazing. I hope he tries it.
As always, I took some pictures of my work. Unfortunately it was pretty late and there were bikes on the racks (two of them being mine and my boyfriends, lol) so the pictures aren’t as good as I wanted them to be.
you can barely see the new tag in this picture. it's the blue one on the left.
it says Obnubilate. I was going to do a week of tags with Webster's Word of the Day embroidered into them, but all of the words after this one were just pointless lol.
The new ones are the two bottom ones on the circle part of the bike rack, and also the red and yellow one.
This is the one I practiced the crochet embroidery on. I did it too tight, so the center part puckered really strangely.
This rack is nearly complete! I need to knit one small tag, and then i have to make a larger one to finish the middle part.
The next post is going to showcase Elisha’s new EPIC knit tags. Seriously, they’re amazing.
i’m so excited to share this. Elisha, who has basically been keeping this blog alive with her photos, has finally finished covering her parking meter with her crochet tags**. it looks beautiful and feminine and 100% unique. i like it a lot and can’t wait to see it in person. LOOK:
DONE! photo by Elisha
it’s so nice that something has been fully covered. i feel like i haven’t tagged in a really long time. i’ve been trying to put tags downtown only, but since i live 12km+ away , i think i may start to hit Forest Glade. it only makes sense and it will give me an excuse to go on random walks or bike rides by myself. i definitely feel like i am missing out on June.
ANYWAY, great job Elisha!! congratulations on covering the parking meter : )
**I was just informed that the yellow tags are in fact knitted. Nicole taught Elisha how to knit at the last CNAP meeting and she’s steadily becoming addicted. yay!
Posted in Crochet, Elisha, Finished Piece, Knitting, Parking Meter, Photos
Tagged canada, Crochet, downtown, guerilla crocheting, guerilla knitting, ontario, windsor, yarn bombing
Elisha has been working hard to cover this parking meter. She is one tag away from it being complete! I really admire her dedication. I feel like I haven’t tagged in a really long time (but i also live a million kilometers from the bike racks i’m trying to cover, so that could be why.) Anyway, pictures!
It just needs one more tiny tag! I hope she decides to use black to balance it perfectly : ) Photo by Elisha.
Detail of the bold yellow and pink tag. Photo by Elisha.
She calls this one Embroidered Astronomy. I really like how unique it is. Photo by Elisha.
As always, great job Elisha! I look forward to seeing this piece completed : )