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Topic: Lay Lady Lay - AKA What Do to with Yarn Remnants (Img Hvy)  (Read 11495 times)
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« on: March 01, 2009 08:22:02 AM »

So about last December, I finished up two knitting projects and STILL had some yarn leftover, but not enough to make a third project, and I didn't want to buy another skein. Then I remembered I had also had the same problem when I made the fetching gloves. Since then I'd always wanted to make a "painting" of sorts with yarn remnants, and when I saw this challenge, I decided to do it.

So Bob Dylan's "Lay, Lady, Lay" is one of my favorite songs of his, though there are tons of other favorites. (You can listen to it here--once you get to the page, click where it says "Listen" on the left hand side.) One line from it I especially like is: "Whatever colors you have in your mind/I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine."

Which led to this:

All of the colored areas are indeed composed of yarn.

based from this classic Dylan poster:


Here are some close-ups:





And some in progress pics, going backwards in time:







It took me about a week to complete, but the task was very therapeutic. And sticky. But mostly therapeutic. It's about the size of half a normal sized foam core board--I think it's like ten by twenty inches. It was bowed in the middle when I finished it, but I have stacked books on it in the middle, hoping to straighten it out a bit at least. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009 08:26:14 AM »

Wow -- there is a lot of work in that!  Beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009 08:35:08 AM »

Incredible!  This is an amazing work of art!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009 08:35:32 AM »

WOW! This is absolutely amazing! I love the whole concept of it. The colors are beautiful. This has inspired me to make a yarn painting. I have so many yarn remnents that need to be used.

Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009 08:37:18 AM »

Oh, I love it!
It's such a great idea and so well done............... ..  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009 08:38:40 AM »

gorgeous!  its really cool and a great way to use up the ends. i also, am inspired to use up some ends like this. its so textural i love it.

great work!
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2009 08:44:44 AM »

Wow! Very cool!
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2009 08:49:54 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2009 09:03:16 AM »

Fabuloso!  Love Dylan, though I'm a Tambourine Man girl myself.  This looks very labour intensive, what a fabulous idea.
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2009 09:28:07 AM »

OH my!  That is amazing.  When I read the title of the thread, I was expecting a "big brass bed."  But this is even better.  You have captured the look of the original, including Dylan's face.  Love it!
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2009 09:59:50 AM »

Amazing Artwork!  The silhouette is dead-on.  Great work.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2009 10:03:43 AM »

Nice!  Did you know about Huichol yarn painting when you decided to do this?  (http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_huicholart1.html)
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2009 10:14:37 AM »

Nice!  Did you know about Huichol yarn painting when you decided to do this?  (http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_huicholart1.html)

No, I've not heard of him, but those are really nice. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2009 10:43:38 AM »

neat.  It looks so fabulous! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2009 12:29:10 PM »

I love this. I really like the psychedelic look and the yarn treatment is great. It is a good way to use up yarn remnants.
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2009 12:45:04 PM »

I love this - it looks absolutely fantastic!
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2009 01:59:15 PM »

Fabulous! 
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2009 07:03:14 PM »

This is so amazing! Well done Smiley I am inspired to do my own yarn painting now. Just... wow. Loves it!
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2009 07:10:02 PM »

I love it!! I want to dive in my stash right now!!
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2009 07:28:23 PM »

Awesomness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2009 07:51:10 PM »

SO. FREAKING. COOL.
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2009 08:56:26 PM »

yep. pretty freaking awesome.
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2009 10:35:28 PM »

Awesome!  A great interpretation of the original too Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2009 10:49:49 PM »

What a great idea.Im going on the look out for funky pictures now.
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2009 11:21:30 PM »

Nice!  Did you know about Huichol yarn painting when you decided to do this?  (http://www.indigoarts.com/gallery_huicholart1.html)

No, I've not heard of him, but those are really nice. Cheesy

Wow, then yours is especially cool.  Smiley  (It's not actually a him...it's a group of indigenous people in Mexico http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huichol#Art)
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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2009 05:57:23 AM »

I love Bob Dylan Art! This would look amazing next to the pice I made for my dining room.  Not sure I have that level of patience yet though Smiley

Awesome job!
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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2009 07:26:28 AM »

WOW!! Brilliant.....I love it!


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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2009 08:05:52 AM »

This is outstanding!  I love SOOOO MUCH!  It works SO well with yarn!

My fav. lyrics from Lay Lady Lay are :

Why wait any longer for the world to begin
You can have your cake and eat it too
Why wait any longer for the one you love
When he's standing in front of you

AHhhhhhh Bob Dylan!

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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2009 09:48:35 AM »

I love this!  Totally *rocks*!
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« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2009 11:34:42 AM »

that is so incredible. i am so in love with Bob Dylan and this is just such an amazing creation! good work!
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« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2009 12:24:26 PM »

that looks incredible. well done.
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« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2009 01:20:21 PM »

Wow, I love it, it looks really amazing Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2009 02:09:58 PM »

This is very impressive. It looks really good.
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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2009 03:03:16 PM »

LOVE it. Cheesy So awesome. I have the original poster, it used to be on my ceiling! *giggle*
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« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2009 04:20:04 PM »

this is so awesome! i totally want to make a "yarn painting" now!
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2009 10:46:27 PM »

One word: awesome!  Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2009 06:53:00 PM »

Very well thought and exeuted. I'm glad it was theraputic. :-)
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« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2009 06:40:06 PM »

Can I steal that and hang it on my wall?
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