Yarnbombing And Knitted Tractors

26 Jul

This yarnbombed tractor was created by The Athenry Craft And Chat group for The Athenry Agricultural Show in Galway Ireland July 8 2012.  Photo By  Helen Jennings .

3 Great Things About This

1.This tractor was knitted over 4 months by 29 members of the Craft group . How they must have chortled together imagining a tractor !!! covered in knitting . And crocheting  .

2 . How does one come up with an idea like ” You know – we should yarnbomb a tractor ! “

This is how :   A member of this group was busy yarnbombing with A Galway university knitting group . { It seems that everyone in Galway yarnbombs with great fortitude , even the children } So this woman was talking to a member of The Athenry Agricultural Show who thought a yarnbombed tractor would be a great draw for the show . So they found a farmer with a restored tractor and persuaded him that it should be yarnbombed .

3. This tractor is now in a prettiest tractor in Ireland competition .

Creative Secret  : This is really one of the most delirious yarnbombings I’ve seen . So – think of the most crazy idea you can possibly come up with and get all your friends to help .

Aesthetics ; Many textile artists are interested in the contrast of male and female and use knitting with guns and tanks and men’s locker rooms . I like the  pretty colorful knitting on a nice metal tractor . But it’s a cliche to say men drive tractors and woman knit.

It’s a truth to say we all want to create what ever we want to create .

There is  the satisfying image of a farmer driving this tractor through the fields . Yarnbombing has this comic  quality that transforms an every day object into something delightful .

So while you are thinking this over I leave you with this another bonus yarnbomb .

Yarnbombed porta potty by Sue Caldwell and the patrons of her knitting store ” Lovelyarns ” in Baltimore Maryland .  ArtScape festival June 21 2012 Baltimore Maryland .

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7 Responses to “Yarnbombing And Knitted Tractors”

  1. Dyanna Anfang July 26, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    These are fantastic!

    • streetcolor July 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

      i thought you might like them Dyanna !

  2. gaiamethod July 29, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    Brilliant idea!!! Although I don’t know how long it would last trundling through an Irish field!!!
    Love the Porta potties too!!!

  3. jgv777 August 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    eeeeee – epic!!!
    LoVe to take a pee in one of these >_<

  4. stitchedupmama August 11, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Love the thought of ‘delirious yarnbombing’ … the mind boggles! =D

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