Etymologically, Kama Sutra emerges from the Sanskrit words for love and ritual or the more literal thread. The idea serves as inspiration for the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo, a resident at Fabrica, the artists’ grant institution associated with United Colors of Benneton. In his series, Lana Sutra, meaning both wool ritual or wool thread, Ravelo constructs erotic threaded sculptures made from plaster casts and yarn.
The works are ... Read More
BY Solange Castellar
on Oct 24, 2013
Working at BUST, I have learned to love a good yarn bomb (or two). Although I can’t knit, or at least I’ve never attempted to, I do appreciate some wonderful, beautiful yarn. It’s the thought that counts, right?
Well, to my surprise, one of my most beloved New York City bridges, the Williamsburg Bridge to be exact, has been officially yarn bombed. The yarn was constructed at the entrance of the bridge on the Williamsburg side, giving ... Read More
BY Solange Castellar
on Aug 13, 2013
Holy knit! The Andy Warhol Bridge is covered in beautiful yarn! This past weekend, more than 1,800 volunteer knitters covered Pittsburgh, PA’s Warhol Bridge in 580 blanket-sized panels of yarn. In total, volunteers used up about 3,000 feet in vibrant yarn, which feature an array of colorful designs. The hand-knit panels cover the pedestrian walkway of the downtown Pittsburgh bridge and larger knit panels cover the bridge’s towers.
A few of the panels ... Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Sep 28, 2012
If you happened to be in New York on Thursday and walked by Bryant Park, you would have been surprised to see the usually crowded green full of mammals of a different sort, a far cuddlier bunch on all fours.
via @ChadRachman on twitter
September 27th marked the inaugural event for The Campaign for Wool, an effort from across the pond put forth by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and his British Wool Council. The festival, aimed at celebrating and ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Jun 12, 2012
Our Craftacular event at The Seed is coming up, and the vendors are getting ready to lure you over to their tables with their gorgeous and delicious goodies. Today we’re giving mad respect to The Fuzzy Bunny and looking forward to the tantalizing smells of their vegan bath and body products, like the White Tea and Ginger Soap, Lemon Blossom Soy Candle, and Berry Plum Lip Balm. We are also excitedly anticipating their handspun fiber and vegan yarn, colored ... Read More
I don’t know how many times I’ve almost tripped on broken sidewalks and holes in the ground. It’s not only annoying and possibly dangerous, it’s not very pretty! Juliana Santacruz Herrera decided to change that and create some adorably unusual (& colorful!) street art. She brightened up the city of Paris with twisted yarn and although it may not fix the pothole problem, it’s certainly fun to look at!
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BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 10, 2009
Drop into the Craftacular’s DIY Den this Saturday (easy to find: conveniently located next to the bar!) and you’ll be able to drop spindle and have a whirl at spinning your own yarn. Yes, pick up a copy of BUST when you arrive, wherein you’ll be able to read all about hand spinning, before checking out a live demonstration of this technique.
Showing off their spindle skills will be Rachael Matthews and Louise Harries, the yarn-tastic ladies behind Bethnal ... Read More