2.21.2013

iPayPhone Yarn Bomb

Yesterday I tagged along with Lorna, from Knits For Life (my sister!) while she installed this super awesome iphone yarn bomb on this sad looking pay phone. As you can see in the before above, the receiver is gone so this is a definite upgrade. I wanted to ask her a few questions about the idea and her process: 
 Jill: How did you come up with the idea for this installation? 
Lorna: It's funny. You hear artists say they forgot how the idea came to them and you can't imagine how it could be true. But you know what? I forgot! I think I saw a pay phone somewhere that was yarn bombed in solid color blocks. Then the idea to play with the obsolescence of pay phones occured to me. That might be true. But maybe I also forgot.
Jill: What draws you to yarn bombing? Why do you do it?
Lorna: It's public. Everyone can see it, people don't have to buy it or pay for it. It comes to people, right in their path when they're not even expecting it. I can't do that with my knitting and crochet with any other projects. I do it because I hate ugly and pointless things so it forces me to think of something I feel or think that's worth saying. 
And then I couldn't think of anymore good questions, so that kind of put a damper on that plan. But the answers she gave were honest and hard-hitting so I'm still calling it a success. 


11 comments:

  1. That is so cool! I love yarn bombings. I can't wait to do one of my own someday :)

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  2. pretty much the best ive seen in a long while....ideas are forming. :)

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  3. Lol!! I love it!!!! It's sooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
    warm regards!!
    http://www.amigurumifood.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for taking these great photos! It was fun :)

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  5. This is great. I am getting so into this yarn bomb thing now, stuff like this is so much fun and cheers everybody's day up.

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  6. This MADE my day. OMG!! What an upgrade! ;)

    Now what I'm wondering is where on earth do you find a pay phone these days??!! lol!

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  7. The original payphone that was yarnbombed was by Ishknits in Philadelphia.
    http://www.ishknits.com/american-hipster-presents-ishknits-documentary/

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  8. Look, the iPayphone is first on this list of yarn bombs! http://www.brit.co/yarn-bombs/

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  9. This was brilliant and well done. On top of that, my 5 year old daughter was absolutely delighted. Can't say that for the phone booth in its previous state. :)

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