Bombing the Virgin

Virgin of the Offering Sculpture by  Émile-Antoine Bourdelle

Virgin of the Offering Sculpture by Émile-Antoine Bourdelle

Yarn bombed tractor

Rear view of tractor

Yarn bombed tree stump

Yarn bombed tree stump

Yarn bombed tricycle

Yarn bombed tricycle

Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

Yarnbombed bike in my front yard

Yarnbombed bike in my front yard

 

Well, I’ve yarn bombed a few things in my time but this will be the first time I’ll be bombing a sculpture in the Art Gallery of South Australia by invitation!! Not a bad gig to get I must say! This is actually a beautiful sculpture called Virgin of the Offering by Émile-Antoine Bourdelle in the collection of the gallery. I hope the artist wouldn’t mind me altering it for one day.

This project is inspired by a lace exhibition which is about to open at the gallery and I’m going to attempt to use white lacy things to yarn bomb this sculpture in keeping with the lace theme. All my other projects have been done using a myriad of bright colours but this one will be a little different. I think it will look good keeping with the lace theme and be sympathetic to the original sculpture.

In conjunction with this yarn bombing I will be facilitating the making of about 300 pompoms with kids to get them involved in looking at the textiles in the gallery, the lace exhibition and in making some thing themselves.

The sculpture doesn’t look that big in the picture but it is at least life size if not a bit bigger and is on a large stone plinth in the courtyard of the gallery so it’s a big undertaking. We will need a scaffold to reach the top and although I’m not afraid of heights it’s not my favourite place to work. I’m hoping we can do a little stop motion video of the process, to post here for you all to see.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Love and Art
Sarah-Jane

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Tractoring Crochet

Tractoring Crochet

Yarn Bombed Bench

Street poles outside the 'BH Club' Port Pirie

Street poles outside the ‘BH Club’ Port Pirie

Yarn bombed tree stump

Yarn bombed tree stump

Tree yarn bombed by local school

Tree yarn bombed by local school

Bike rack detail

Bike rack detail


Street poles outside the 'BH Club' Port Pirie

Street poles outside the ‘BH Club’ Port Pirie


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Port Pirie Mayor enjoying the yarn bombed bench

Port Pirie Mayor enjoying the yarn bombed bench


Vintage tractor prior to yarn bombing

Vintage tractor prior to yarn bombing


Bombing in progress

Bombing in progress


Yarn bombing takes hold

Yarn bombing takes hold

Rear view of tractor

Rear view of tractor

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Finished tractor

Finished tractor

Colour me happy crochet

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Crochet flower coasters

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Crochet bowls

Howdy folks. I’m making these bowls and coaster sets out of a mixture of yarn, twine and builders line. I love the nylon fluoro but equally the organic cotton twine. I’m trying to use up all my supplies before I buy more. It’s hard! I’m limited in my colour palette and I find this difficult but it does stretch the creative thinking to do it.
Happy crochet.
Love and art
Sarah-Jane

Studio Space

Studio Space

This is part of what my old studio space looked like before I moved house. I’m hoping to re-created the same vibe in my new room. At the moment it’s just piles and piles of stuff. I need order, I need organization, I need to see the possibilities before me! Hopefully, soon with a new coat of paint and some artwork on the walls I will feel inspired. Just seeing all my art materials spread everywhere makes me think I need to start using them or start culling them!!
Love and Art
Sarah-Jane

Tree Bike

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Here’s my abode for the last 12 years which I am saying goodbye to for a little while. The new tenants want me to leave the yarn bombed bike in the tree- that’s pretty cute!! I am happy to oblige.
The bike was done for the “Tour Down Under” by me, and my fellow craft clubbers: Brannie, Nunya, Illy, Mel and Mozza.
A number of yarn bombed bikes were left along Rundle Street (the cafe strip in central Adelaide) whilst the bike race was on.
There is a funny story about it actually. After placing it in situ the front wheel got stolen, after a bit longer the second wheel got stolen too!!!
Finally, after numerous calls for their return one was found to be on someones kitchen table and the other one was confiscated by a barman on Rundle street who saw a bloke walk in with it. They were both eventually returned.
Only in Adelaide!!
Love and Art
Sarah-Jane

Craft Club

Craft Club

Here’s a little piccie of my fellow, weekly crafters. I think Brannie is mid explanation of some important crafty business to do with crochet or knitting. We meet once a week, watch bad T.V, craft whatever we’re working on and workshop our problems. It’s a great ole’ time. I sure did miss craft club on my travels and now we’re all back in little old Adelaide and it’s wintery and cold it’s great to get back into it all!!
Love and Art
Sarah-Jane