Monday, April 13, 2009

Just For Fun

More oddities & absurdities to make you smile or just say "Huh???"

KNITTED HOUSES:

London Architectural Bienniel: A Knitted House -
done in public and using a 2-story high scaffold,
the group knitted the outside walls using garbage
bags, old plastic bags and rope.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/06/london_architec.php

The life-size fairy tale house made of millions of stitches: Created to raise money for charity, this single story knitted house includes knitted furniture, accessories, and is surrounded by a knitted garden including flowers and 12-foot high trees:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-460754/The-life-size-fairy-tale-house-millions-stitches.html
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ONLINE JIGSAW PUZZLES

Kay Sorenson's Jigsaw Quilt Puzzles
http://www.jigzone.com/gallery/1021281.946188

The Quilts of Gee's Bend Jigsaw Quilt Puzzles http://media.cla.auburn.edu/geesbend/play/jigsaw_index.cfm

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Knitted Fractals and Algorithms - Eleanor Kent
http://www.eleanorkent.net/gallery/knit.html
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Narrow Vision - Eve Jacobs-Carnahan - "Though the beautiful knitted eyes in this sculpture appear clear and open, they are confined by blinders. Such narrowness prevents them from seeing and understanding. Though the beautiful knitted eyes in this sculpture appear clear and open, they are confined by blinders. Such narrowness prevents them from seeing and understanding. "
http://www.evejacobs-carnahan.com/index.php?pr=Narrow_Vision_knitted_sculpture
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WTF?? - just take a look...
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Z6w_KGluGqc/SYSXtqDi1ZI/AAAAAAAAAB8/b9j1X9pjP1s/s1600-h/chalayan.coat.jpg
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World Famous Crochet Museum - somehow I don't think I'll bother making a side trip to Joshua, CA. A visit to the website was more than enough...can you spell "tacky"?
http://www.sharielf.com/museum.html
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Counterfeit Crochet Project - hand crocheted designer handbags
http://www.counterfeitcrochet.org/index.html

Sylvia Syjuco - Counterfeit Crochet Project -
YouTube video of her making a presentation
about the project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz9s4uVZDSc
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Help Your Tree Survive Winter with a Tree Sweater
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/03/help_your_tree.php

.....Tree Sweater Pattern
.......http://erika.fisherking.org/?page_id=404
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Sewing Tattoo - This committed I am not...
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/09/22/sewing-tattoo.html
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What Not to Wear on Stage - Bjork is a performer who definitely has her own sense of style- Click on the 2008 and the 2007 links on the right side of the page
http://pictures.bjorkish.net/
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Barcode Textile Pictures
http://www.freakingnews.com/barcode-textiles-Pictures-47223.asp
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Wicker Motorcycle
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/01/wicker_motorcycle.html
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Crocheted Fake Fur Fox
http://whatnottocrochet.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/pic21_12152392652.jpg
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Gumball Machine - felt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewnbyblythe/684414855/in/set-72157600587577200/
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Blender with Bananas and Strawberries - felt
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewnbyblythe/685361926/in/set-72157600587577200/
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Knit Your Bit - "On the Home Front during World War II, knitting served as one more way Americans could support the war effort...The National WWII Museum is proud to launch its own Knit Your Bit campaign. You can help the Museum honor WWII veterans by Knitting Your Bit- in this case a simple, but cozy, scarf to be donated to a veteran in a Veterans Center somewhere in the United States."
http://www.nationalww2museum.org/education/knitting.html
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Old Tyme Stockings Devoted to Sock Machines & Sock Machine Knitting - a virtual museum dedicated to the restoration of antique sock machines and the promotion of sock machine knitting.
http://www.oldtymestockings.com/default.asp
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Fetus Popple - created for an Embryology class, its a take-off on Popples (stuffed toys that turned inside/out of pouches)
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72203.0
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Frightfully Bloody Fairy Tales - Annie Aube - WARNING: Her work may be disturbing from both a violence & sexual perspective - "...creates embroideries of violent images from Mythology and folklore in a cartoon style."
http://www.annieaube.com/

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