Beach Art

After ‘Stumbling Upon’ a website about Graffiti knitting and then sharing some brilliant websites and blogs in the Folksy forums, it reminded me of something we did on a holiday back in 2005 in Greece.

We spent the day on a beach making pebble pictures and towers… OK, not the same as knitting I know, but the idea of leaving something behind for others to discover feels similar to adorning public spaces and objects with pieces of knitting and crochet for people to just happen across and marvel at later.

Or grumble about, vandalise, whatever… but get a response nevertheless!

Here are some pics our pebble art (not the first one – they’re my feet!)…

A pile of pebbles...

A pile of pebbles...

Desert Daisy

Desert Daisy

Stone Fish

Stone Fish

Rock Face

Rock Face

Pebble Tower

Pebble Tower

Two Towers

Two Towers

For any of you heading off to a beach this summer it might be a fun alternative to building a sandcastle.

There’s even a World Beach project that you can post your pictures to via the V&A website. They’ve recently reached post No.500 – have a look here for what do…

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/textiles/lawty/world_beach/

And here are the links to some of the incredible pieces of knitting graffiti and yarnbombing:

http://deputy-dog.com/2008/11/urban-knitting-worlds-most-inoffensive.html#idc-ctools

http://www.yarnbombing.com/

http://www.iknit.org.uk/grittingthetunnel.html

http://knitthecity.com/2009/07/13/the-phonebox-cosy-tale/#comment-60

http://www.knittaplease.com/GALLERY/GALLERY.html

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2 Responses to “Beach Art”


  1. 1 Widget SockBunny 16/07/2009 at 9:29 am

    What a great idea! I’m going to get the boys to do this this summer and forever more.

  2. 2 kerli 17/07/2009 at 1:04 pm

    wow. that fish is stunning! really beautiful!


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