Wednesday, February 3, 2010
hugs and daffodils
Monday, March 23, 2009
and don't forget to add a positive quote, and a tag with the following on it.
First Craft of Spring
and most importantly, email me pictures of your flowers and they'll be posted to the blog. Miss1932@gmail.com
The new Booze & yarn website will be up soon to accomodate all the lovely finished works.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Here are some photos of my lone daffodil and a pic of it "planted" in a weird garden at a funeral home on court street in carroll gardens. i ended up going a completely different route than i originally intended!
I used my kitchen tea towel as a muse and then butchered it. the colors are a bit crazy, but i think it looks like a daffodil.
I embroidered the "peace" and "love" on the leaves and the stem is a wooden dowel wrapped in green yarn. i used wire as an armature for the leaves and a few of the petals for shaping. for a last minute project, i was quite pleased with the result, and hope you like it, too! can't wait to see more pictures of everyone else's!
I Love this tea towel flower!!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Now that I’m a pre-school teacher I got alittle inspiration and planting help from my students.
We planted the flower on our playground and had long talks about what the attached note meant.
I made my daffodil from felt, embroidery floss and a popsicle stick.
Nomi Joy Parker is currently a pre-school teacher, artist/photographer/craft-
just wanted to send you pics of my "planted" daffodils ...here in downtown Greenville, SC... thanks for thinking up such a great project! i loved participating! and hope to see pics all over from other participants!
I ended up making 2 daffodils for The First Craft of Spring ( www.firstcraftofspring.
I "planted" both of my daffodils in downtown Greenville on Main St., figuring that would be the area in which they had the most impact. Sugar Daddy helped me "plant" these at around 1 am; it was a little more difficult than I had imagined... lots of people (and policemen!) are still out and about downtown at that time. It was really hard being inconspicuous!
I chose the statue of Joel Poinsett , who was a physician, botanist and American statesman, as the spot for the daffodil in the pot cozy... it is right downtown, close to city hall. I think it will have good visibility there.
And then I chose the statue representing Sterling High School, which was South Carolina's first public black high school.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
Melissa planted 38 of her fabulous Daffodil Joker cards today!!!!
Love it Melissa, send along the planted pictures!!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Hope you all can join us on March 18th for a drunken, pre spring, knitting extravaganza.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Painter Meredith Zinn and the Studio Collective join up with Booze & Yarn to welcome spring!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Flower: 1 ball - Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick – Orange (Pumpkin 133)
Stem: Patons Classic Wool – Green (Deep Olive) – using a Double strand of yarn
1 chopstick, thick wire, or stick to use for the stem.
this pattern does not need to be an exact gauge. If using medium weight yarn (as I did for the stem), use 2 strands of yarn at the same time.
Flute (flower center)
Using 4 DPNs and Orange yarn, cast on 9 stitches. Divide sts onto 3 needles, and join yarn to work in the round.
Rows 1-8: Knit
Row 9: *yo, k3* repeat across row (12 sts on needles)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *yo, k4* repeat across row (15 sts on needles)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *yo, k2tog* repeat across row , ending yo, k1
Row 14: Bind off loosely.
Petals (make 5)
Using 2 DPNs and Orange Yarn, cast on 3 sts
Row 1: Increase in each st (6 sts on needle)
Row 2: k1, p4, k1
Row 3: k1, yo, k4, yo, k1
Row 4: k1, p6, k1
Row 5: k1, yo, k6, yo, k1
Row 6: k1, p8, k1
Row 7: k4, k2tog, k4
Row 8: k1, p7, k1
Row 9: k3, k3tog, k3
Row 10: k1, p5, k1
Row 11: k2, k3tog, k2
Row 12: k1, p3, k1
Row 13: k1, k3tog, k1
Row 14: k1, p1, k1
Row 15: k3
Row 16: p3tog
Cut yarn, and draw tail through last remaining loop.
Using 2 DPNs and Green yarn (2 strands), cast on 4 sts.
Work I-Cord for 8 inches (or desired length). Bind off.
Sew cast on (wide edge) edge of petals to the cast on (narrow) end of flute.
Conceal all loose tails of yarn for petals and and flute inside of the I-Cord.
Sew I-Cord to base of flower.
Run the chopstick, wire, or stick through the I-Cord to create a strong stem.
Weave in any remaining yarn ends.
Please email me with questions or for a printer friendly copy of this pattern.
Deadline: March 20th, 2009
Booze & Yarn and The Studio Collective have joined forces to create a widespread public art project.
Flowers born from icy winter grounds are the embodiment of renewal and hope, and in this year of change and new beginnings, I would like to invite you all to be a part of a hopeful, constructive public art project.
On the first day of spring (March 20th), the world will wake to find large, beautifully hand crafted Daffodils dotting our urban landscape. The goal is to inspire people to use grassroots, peaceful methods to bring about change.
1. The only flower type to be used for this project is the Daffodil.
2. Daffodils can be knitted, crocheted, sewn, drawn, screened. Any artistic medium is accepted.
2. Each flower should have a tag with a positive message or quote. You can use any message you want. there will be suggested quotes and lines on the blog website if you need ideas. The tag should be easily visible to viewers
3. Each tag must say below the quote: "First Craft of Spring" www.boozeandyarn.com. The Homepage of Booze & Yarn will have a link to the First Craft of Spring project blog.
4. On March 20th, earlier in the day the better, find locations anywhere on your daily route, and "plant" your flowers.
5. Take a photograph of each flower you plant. Cell phone pictures are fine in a pinch. Email them to me to post, or post them to the blog yourself with a location, your name, and the medium. You can also include contact details to you, your artwork or your website.
Make as many flowers as you can, and plant them anywhere and everywhere.
Please pass this call for artists on to as many people in as many cities as possible.
I will post the pattern for this knitted daffodil tomorrow to be used by anyone that would like to.
I will also post a printable file for a tag you can use.
Hope you all can participate in this public art experiment!