Category Archives: Bike Rack

New Beaded Tag at Phog

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.

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It reminds me of rain. Too bad I installed it upside down, lol.

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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 : )

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New Phog Tags

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.

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you can barely see the new tag in this picture. it's the blue one on the left.

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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.

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The new ones are the two bottom ones on the circle part of the bike rack, and also the red and yellow one.

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This is the one I practiced the crochet embroidery on. I did it too tight, so the center part puckered really strangely.

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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.

Pre-CNAP Tagging

Last week before CNAP, Nicole and I went around looking at some old tags, repairing one, and putting more up. As always, I took some pictures:

A Stirring Drama

Next to ArtCite

Nicole installing a tag

Next to the Amouries

Where's Waldo tag on Victoria Day

On Victoria Day, Dan and I checked on the tags that I could find. A family was walking by in front of us. They were pointing at the tag and saying how neat it was : )

A Casualty

Then three days later, Nicole and I found it in this condition. Someone was trying to take it apart. It was really sad to see because it's my favourite tag of Nicole's. She quickly fixed it, though.

New Tag

During CNAP, I put the one on the bottom up, as well as its twin on the other rack. I can't remember when I put up that other blue/yellow one. It was sometime last week.

PHOG tag

Another view of my Phog tag. you can kind of see a bit of the twin bottom tag too. Only a few more until the rack circles are full. I barely ever go downtown, so my tagging takes a while :(

A Stirring Drama

Another picture of Nicole's tag near ArtCite. I really like that mural.

Coming soon – A video of Nicole talking about why she does what we do, while installing a new tag.