My first #yarnbomb, but not my last!

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Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. [source]

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Smith, K. (2007) The Guerilla Art Kit, New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press

Finding the right spot near Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC

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Tree in Germany

San Francisco Craft Project Series Part 5: Mini Sock Owls

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Today’s sock project from my cornucopia bin of delicious socks bought recently at Sockshop on Haight is a pair of sock owls made from tiny B.Ella socks!

 

Model: Rajwi Raniga

These are probably my favorite little socks.  I only found one pair on this last trip!  Same as last time!  Last time I made a Robin and and Owl:

See also:

SF Craft Project Series Part 1: Second Pilgrimage

SF Craft Project Series Part 2: Sock Bunny

SF Craft Project Series Part 3: Happy Birthday Twitter!

SF Craft Project Series Part 4: Sock Goddess

San Francisco Craft Project Series Part 4: Sock Goddess

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Today’s sock project from my cornucopia bin of delicious socks bought recently at Sockshop on Haight is a Venus of Willendorf sock goddess made from a Cricket Hosiery’s Tic Tac Toe Children’s Boot Sock!


CRICKET HOSIERY IN FACEBOOK


This sock goddess is dedicated to my friend, Laura Mack!

See also:

SF Craft Project Series Part 1: Second Pilgrimage

SF Craft Project Series Part 2: Sock Bunny

San Francisco Craft Project Series Part 3: Happy Birthday Twitter! #sockbird

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Happy 6th birthday, Twitter!

I had the honor of eating lunch at Twitter in San Francisco March 12, 2012! I was pleased to see my Twitter Sock Bird safe and sound in the reception bookshelf!

See also:

Original Twitter Bird post

SF Craft Project Series Part 1: Second Pilgrimage

 

San Francisco Craft Project Series Part 2: old-fashioned red-heeled sock bunny!

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Recall:

SF Craft Project Series Part 1: Second Pilgrimage

One of my purchases from my second visit Sockshop on Haight, San Francisco, was the Original Rockford Red-Heel Sock.

Great timing for my custom order of an old-fashioned red-heeled sock bunny for my client in Australia!

Vintage pearl button eyes from Fort Langley, BC!

Off to Australia!

The red-heeled sock section at the Sockshop

The Sockshop!

Stay tuned for  posts about my new projects using the socks I purchased!

"Peanut" visits during sock monkey therapy and steals an arm!


My how-to make-a-sock-monkey video!!! #catchthefever #share #OperationSockMonkey

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A huge thank you to my brother, Fredrik Thorsen, for directing, producing, filming and editing!

ENJOY!

How To Make A Sock Monkey (HD) from Intersections Media on Vimeo.

I am honored to know this video will be used as part of Operation Sock Monkey‘s campaign to support Pencils For Kids‘ sewing program for girls in Niger!

San Francisco Craft Project Series Part 1: my second pilgrimage to @socksonhaight!

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Recall my first pilgrimage to the glorious SOCKSHOP ON HAIGHT October 10, 2010!

I was back this past weekend!  OMG!  The cornucopia!  But this time I felt stunned.  I was so overwhelmed with the possibilities, I couldn’t move!

Anna T Fabulous

Stay tuned for  posts about my new projects using the socks I purchased!

Photo sweep of Elizabethan quilt tapestry! 25% of purchase goes to Vancouver Friends For Life! @VanFFL

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5 year project! Handmade, no machine stitching.

This multi-media quilt /tapestry/wall panel measures 54″ x 90″ and truly is one of my favorite pieces that I have done.  The tapestry/quilt, begun around 1998-2000, was inspired by the book “ELIZABETHAN TREASURES- The Hardwick Hall Textiles.”  A very important and personal piece. I studied Elizabeth I in depths about 10+ years ago and this piece is an ode to the incredible craftmanship of the Elizabethan artisan and a celebration of those motifs.

The image is of Elizabeth Tudor at her coronation. In her hand she holds a book containing embroidery studies of Mary Queen of Scots to comment on their relationship.

The quilt is in three layers and the batting is cotton.  I have purposely left the right bottom half “un-finished” with a needle inserted into the embroidery to maintain the relationship to history.

Semper Eadem ("Ever the same")

The back is exposed to purposely show the stitching.

***PURCHASER CAN REQUEST BACKING.

PHOTO SWEEP:

Old Wives Tale: a quilt isn't official until a cat sleeps on it.

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Lower right

Left lower mid

Right lower mid

Mid left

Mid right

Upper mid left

Upper mid right

Upper left

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VIDEO SWEEP:

TAPESTRY QUILT ON SALE ON ETSY WITH 25% OF PURCHASE GOING TO VANCOUVER FRIENDS FOR LIFE: