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Topic: Lay Lady Lay - AKA What Do to with Yarn Remnants (Img Hvy)  (Read 17471 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!

« 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 #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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