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baligirl_oz
« on: March 13, 2011 05:58:04 PM »



I've been yarn bombing for a long time now and wanted to do something different. After I saw a photo of a rubber duckie with a crochet jacket on it, I felt inspired to create the "Float Away Duck" project.



Basically this was a project for me to crochet twenty little ducks with jackets and set them off down the Yarra River in Melbourne and photograph them for my yarn bombing group Twilight Taggers.



The event was held on the weekend. Check out my blog for a post on how it went down:

http://twilighttaggers.blogspot.com/2011/03/float-away-duck-project.html

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011 07:29:31 PM »

I am obviously not in the know about this as "yarn bombing" is a new term/experience to me... but this is fantastic. I have an odd obsession with rubber ducks.. and I can't even imagine how this would have made me smile if I stumbled upon this in real life. Awesome
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011 07:36:15 PM »

Gorgeous, I wish I was in Melbourne to see this. Makes me wonder if there are any yarn bombers up here in Queensland.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011 08:00:06 PM »

Ha ha, these are too cute!
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011 10:22:08 PM »

Hah, perfect timing with Moomba and all... did you do this near the Birdman rally?  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011 02:17:49 AM »

They're so cute in their little jackets! I wish I'd have seen them bobbing about on the river! I love this!
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011 04:13:32 AM »

Oh I really want one! They are so cute!!! Things like this make me wish I lived in Melbourne, you guys seem to have such a good craft scene!!! I think I'll wist Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011 04:31:48 AM »

What great fun... I can only imagine the joy at finding one of these little guys floating along!
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2011 06:28:26 AM »

I am obviously not in the know about this as "yarn bombing" is a new term/experience to me... but this is fantastic. I have an odd obsession with rubber ducks.. and I can't even imagine how this would have made me smile if I stumbled upon this in real life. Awesome

Yarn bombing has been around for a few years but it's becoming more and more popular, especially since the publication of the first book on it.

It was lovely to see random people stop and watch us float the ducks down the river.
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baligirl_oz
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011 06:29:39 AM »

Gorgeous, I wish I was in Melbourne to see this. Makes me wonder if there are any yarn bombers up here in Queensland.

You could try putting the word around on facebook or on blogs to see if anyone in QLD does it. I personally know of only two other people that do it in Melbourne and they do it solo, like me.
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baligirl_oz
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2011 06:31:16 AM »

Hah, perfect timing with Moomba and all... did you do this near the Birdman rally?  Grin

No we did it between Flinders St bridge and Queens St bridge. I didn't want to do it near the celebrations as most of the Moomba events require a permit to do things in the river and seeing as I didn't have one, I didn't want someone coming along half way through and telling me that I'm in trouble.
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baligirl_oz
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2011 06:32:30 AM »

They're so cute in their little jackets! I wish I'd have seen them bobbing about on the river! I love this!

Thanks! They're all so cute hey, but by the end of making their jackets I was a bit over it.
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2011 06:33:27 AM »

Oh I really want one! They are so cute!!! Things like this make me wish I lived in Melbourne, you guys seem to have such a good craft scene!!! I think I'll wist Smiley

Yeah we are pretty lucky and seem to have embraced the craft scene here.
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2011 04:50:55 PM »

haha!
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011 07:32:51 PM »


Yarn bombing has been around for a few years but it's becoming more and more popular, especially since the publication of the first book on it.

It was lovely to see random people stop and watch us float the ducks down the river.

the duckies do look cute in their jackets but wouldn't this be, well... littering? or do you retrieve the ducks after the bombing/floating?
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011 07:47:00 PM »

I'm off to the Yarra to search for them!

What a great project. I sometimes yarnbomb, but usually do guerilla gardening and placing small sculptures around to be found.
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2011 12:36:28 AM »

I think I'll have to agree with enchantedwhimsies, the duckies are very cute indeed but there's already so much plastic trash in the rivers, I really don't think one should add to that.
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baligirl_oz
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2011 02:19:10 AM »

I'm off to the Yarra to search for them!

What a great project. I sometimes yarnbomb, but usually do guerilla gardening and placing small sculptures around to be found.

Where abouts do you yarn bomb? Guerilla gardening is cool too.
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2011 03:30:28 PM »

Aw, the duckies look really cute with their jackets.  Makes me wish that I had some duckies of my own. 

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2011 09:11:43 PM »

AHH I want these for my bathroom. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358886.0 If I would have seen these in the river I would have tried so hard to get them.
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2011 12:12:38 AM »

AHH I want these for my bathroom. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358886.0 If I would have seen these in the river I would have tried so hard to get them.

Wow that's a duck collection and a half!
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2011 01:50:06 PM »

ROFL!!! I so LOVE your idea!! its absolutely cute!!!!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2011 06:56:15 PM »

AHH I want these for my bathroom. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358886.0 If I would have seen these in the river I would have tried so hard to get them.

Wow that's a duck collection and a half!
lol yeah its a bit of a shock for people when they walk in. Ive actually gotten about 50 or so more now, they have taken over the since because I ran out of room on my shelves. I counted yesterday I have 342 rubber ducks.
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