Guerillagardening meets yarnbombing

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Guerillagardening meets yarnbombing
« on: April 21, 2010, 08:07:43 PM »
Hi all together,

when there is no space or possibility to grow a real one - I just place a "substitute" flower - knitted or crocheted - to express my wish for more nature in town (see my pictures encl.)

With greetings from Hamburg, Germany
Stadtelfin

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 09:14:11 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D thats real cool!  8) good idea me things but there is always the place to plant!

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 07:02:10 PM »
What a great idea - you can yarngarden where there is no soil  :)
 some real close up pics would be good - they deserve to be seen in
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     yarn ivy would be cool growing up a lampost !
 keep on clicking on !!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 06:24:12 PM »
Hi,

here are some more pictures of my yarn flowers in Hamburg, Germany.

Greetings to the world
Stadtelfin  :-*

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 06:26:51 PM »
... and another one ...


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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 08:02:04 PM »
Sooo nice! Do you have a pattern for them!? Especially for the one with the red edge...  ::)

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010, 04:32:55 PM »
Sooo nice! Do you have a pattern for them!? Especially for the one with the red edge...  ::)
Hi,
thanks, that you like my flower and for asking about a pattern. But I am sorry, I just tried it out by - hopefully using the right word in english - crochneting cirles? In Germany we call it h?keln. If you like, I send you an original flower :)
Ayaya
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010, 06:34:56 PM »
There are clips on youtube of how to create crochet circles  as used to form these flowers .

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 03:39:12 PM »
any chance you could point us in the right direction?

I'd be interested in the patterns too.

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 04:33:21 PM »
here you go ( hopefully )

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=crochet+circles

 clickety - click !

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2010, 03:29:06 PM »
Gosh thanks for that...choice indeed!

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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2010, 03:50:13 PM »
Oh I see. I can do that, thank's for the link!

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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 04:39:52 PM »
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here's a couple I've erected. Not made though....





a few more to follow asap


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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 05:03:38 PM »
T:

And here I was, thinking you'd crocheted them yourself!  ;)

But teamwork is nice!  ::) Pretty flowers + good locations = great job

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2010, 02:07:04 PM »
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another couple....


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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2010, 05:15:47 PM »
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another tied up. Had to climb up tree to put it beyond vandals' reach.....



and where it is, riverside......


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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2010, 02:34:22 PM »
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Another one...Mount Argus, Harold's Cross




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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2010, 06:12:26 PM »
Brilliant work!

Though they're probably a bit frost bitten now, right?  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2010, 03:06:58 PM »
yeah, they would be. I hang them places I don't normally go to, except the second last one.

I may get a chance to check on it, depending on work commitments/scheduling  ;)

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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2010, 11:12:28 AM »
They are really lovely! I hope you are using natural biodegradable materials or you will only end up choking small animals.
Also, don't let the lack of soil stop you building planters to fill with soil.

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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2010, 04:39:56 PM »
Not sure, they were sent to me as a gift from the gods!!! so don't know, but they feel woolly


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« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2010, 03:01:31 PM »
Just appeared out of woolly air, did they?  :o

I'd say the gods only use cotton and wool for their crocheted flowers.

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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2011, 06:47:45 PM »
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O'Connell Street, before.....  ;)



O'Connell Street, After...  8)



l to r, GPO, funny Christmas Tree, Millenium Spire

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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2011, 04:07:44 PM »
Bet it'll still be there after the Christmas tree has gone  8)

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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2011, 04:06:21 PM »
Bet it'll still be there after the Christmas tree has gone  8)
Unfortunately not, but replaced it with another... ;D



voila!



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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 05:49:15 PM »
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here's a couple I've erected. Not made though....


GONE

STILL THERE
a few more to follow asap



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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2011, 05:50:13 PM »
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another couple....




Both still there.....1670

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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2011, 02:49:58 PM »
Love the Crochet flowers.

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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2012, 04:34:50 PM »
Love the Crochet flowers.

They are beautifully made and wonderful!

Check these out.  Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Dublin 12, this morning.


They do a stitch and bitch session once a week...






to take the first photograph, I sat on the rail.  It had been raining. I got a wet bum/rumpa.  Clever.  :-[





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« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2012, 04:36:03 PM »
Well, back 'in the old  neighbourhood' recently, took the opportunity to recce the yarnbombs of 2010.

Reply 14, photo 2, still there.
Check it out.



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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2012, 01:42:06 PM »
Well, what do you know!!! I spotted one yesterday outside the Trinity College Science Gallery on Pearse Street.   sciencegallery.com

Just after leaving a demonstration of how to make seed bombs by Argentinians and Spaniards.




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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2012, 07:47:30 PM »
Well it wouldn't be appropriate anywhere else, would it?!!!  ;)

Yarnbombing on a bicycle in Copenhagen, Denmark!



and there were so many in Malmo, Sweden I had to make an album, to show them all...

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« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2012, 01:53:34 PM »
Bet it'll still be there after the Christmas tree has gone  8)
Unfortunately not, but replaced it with another... ;D



voila!



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Are those bare, empty, barren tree pits?  :o

Flowers would look lovely... *hint hint*

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« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2012, 02:18:17 PM »


Are those bare, empty, barren tree pits?  :o

Flowers would look lovely... *hint hint*
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Ha ha ha, that sounds like a challenge!!!  ;)

I don't know. It's the city's main thoroughfare. With a high footfall. The ground looks very hard. There's always a police presence outside the GPO in the background there.

You're on! I love a guerrilla gardening challenge.  If I don't post the photos soon, it's because they don't have internet access in prison, alright???!!!  :(

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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012, 07:21:36 PM »
KSkittles,

I had a look at tree pits when I was in town recently.  They are one of two things.  Either pale brown concrete or compacted sandy gravel.  I  poked around at them with my keys and they aren't too deep.  The only thing is that it's an are that's got a significant police presence (outside the General Post Office) during the day, and the spectre of alcohol fueled violence at night. Too dangerous for the police to hang around then!!!

However, I replaced the yarnbomb that had gone missing recently,


and a close up...



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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2012, 04:14:03 PM »
24 hours later, and I thought the yarnbomb had been stolen. So I went back with a replacement....only to realise I'd been looking at the wrong tree....barking up the wrong tree, as it were...d'oh!!!!!




and here, a couple of hours ago...I realise there IS something I can do. I could come back with a pitch fork to improve the drainage. Several of the tree pits are waterlogged....



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« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2013, 09:18:21 PM »
combining a love of yarning, cycling and...trees..... ;)




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« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2013, 01:39:55 PM »
Ok, have yarn, will travel.

Sintra, Portugal. Near/off Praca da Republica.



looking back down the sidestreet, it's on the signpost on the left....with my fellow cycling infrastructure inspectors!


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Magi tag to Jens Erik for the photo....



Back in Lisbon, outside the Hostel.


with the boys and girls...
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« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2013, 01:50:59 PM »
Still in Lisbon. Placa Martim Moniz...



wide angle...


west along the road. Near Cascais....Not one of mine, just spotted it....


Good example of cycling infrastructure. Sign for pedestrian crossing ahead, OFF the cycle track.  ;D


A warm welcome back in or near the Arrivals Hall...


close up...


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« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2014, 05:06:29 PM »
Well, Lisbon is such a beautiful place, I decided to return and see more of the city and its environs including the UNESCO Heritage listed palace at Sintra.  Of course, I checked on my yarnbomb of 18 months ago and it's still intact, if a little dirty.  So, some Lisboan or Sintran, please bring some thread and cut this one down and give it a run under some hot water with a rub of soap.  Obrigado!



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And a reminder that there have been other additions to the link above...

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« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2015, 11:12:28 PM »
A quick update.  The blue flower by the Jervis Luas station is gone. I took the green one in O'Connell Street in front of the GPO home for a wash. I've yet to bring it back in!

But a big danke to Christine in Zurich for 'putting on the ritz', so to speak!


There may be a seedbomb attack in La Swisse later in the year, Rafz 8197 und Zurich 8048, possibly.


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