In Peak Alpaca, an animated short by Anna Hrachovec, a sheep and two alpacas embark on an epic journey to get some forbidden fruit.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Monday, 14 September 2015
Check out this animated video for "Pretty Crabby", a song from the album Rise and Shine! from Caspar Babypants, aka children's music artist Chris Ballew. The video was directed by Charlotte Blacker, and it's a great and unexpected pleasure to watch a crocheted crab go to town on its guitar.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
In this video, Anna Hrachovec shares some of her thoughts and techniques she uses to employ her designs in photography and animation.
This video is a supercut of the charming Mochimochiland.com animated GIFs made in 2012 by Anna Hrachovec.
Monday, 18 May 2015
In this video, created by Joe Penna, AKA YouTube user MysteryGuitarMan, gives us a narrative brought to life by a single skein of yarn that has been rearranged 703 times. According to this CNet article, it "took just under three weeks of work to create the minute-and-a-half-long animation, with two to five people working on it 10 hours a day" to create this video.
Friday, 20 March 2015
In this stop-motion music video, "Ready Set Loop", directed by Liz Hilder, and shot by Jon O'Shea, we see what happens after a knitter makes a few knitted mice and leaves the room. You may want to cover your cat's eyes before you watch this.
Friday, 23 January 2015
Thinking of the Moon, a "silent muffler" knitting animation by Miho Yata, with piano accompaniment by Mie Yanashita, tells us the story of the thief who wishes for the moon, and finally gets it through the magic of yarn. You may be interested in checking out the other silent muffer videos I've posted previously: Film Muffler and Cherish Garden.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014
In this video, made by YouTube user Yatamimation as an advertisement for a clothing business in Tokyo, when the young couple plan what to get each other for Christmas, they think in terms of crocheting and knitting. Hope you enjoy seeing what they decided to give one another.
Monday, 24 November 2014
In this stop motion animated short by YouTube user lapendule100, a skein of wool explores a knitting basket and finds the horrors that lurk within it. If skeins of yarn had sensibilities, they'd probably report all of us knitters to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Inanimate objects.
Friday, 7 November 2014
Check out this stop animation video, Nudinits, for some anatomically correct knitting. This videe takes us into the village of the Nudinits, who "are the quirky inhabitants of Woolly Bush, a village bursting with Britishness and bare bottoms". Nudinits also has a Facebook page, which is also, as you might expect, very cheeky.
Monday, 1 September 2014
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Check out this stop motion music video made by Aniboom Animation for AM Syndicate's song "To the Peasants of the Emperor", in which yarn people overcome many obstacles in their material world thanks to the potential of yarn.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
In an Aldous Huxley-esque world of yarn creatures where yarn babies are born marked with the rank they will live with all their lives, one little yarn boy bearing a zero grows up to prove that something can be made of nothing. Directed by Christopher Kezelos, Zero has been shown in over 50 festivals and has won 15 awards including 'Best Animation' from LA Shorts Fest and the Rhode Island International Film Festival as well a nomination for an AFI Award in the 'Best Short Animation' category.
Friday, 15 August 2014
Check out this stop motion video about the progress of a crocheted chicken's life, from egg forward, by YouTube user Betibettin. I did hope we were going to see the full span of a chicken's life, ending in some yummy-looking fried chicken on a plate, but the story took a different turn.
Monday, 21 July 2014
The knitted stop motion short Film Muffler, created by Miho Yata (YouTube user Yatamimation), combines knitted scarves, crocheted roses, and a simple piano accompaniment by Mie Yanashita in a nod to the silent movie era that is the most charming thing you'll see all day.
Monday, 7 July 2014
This is a stop animation video for the song "Les peaux de lièvres" ("Hare Skins") by the former French-Canadian indie pop band Tricot Machine ("Knitting Machine"). Those who made this video used an incredible 720 separate pieces of intarsia to tell the story of two lovers spending an evening outside during a snowfall, and the characters depicted in the video actually resemble Tricot Machine members Catherine Leduc and Matthieu Beaumont. The song title itself refers to an old St. Lawrence River coast expression, used when there's a heavy wet snow, "it's snowing rabbit/hare skins/pelts", and this video features subtitles that contain both the French lyrics and an English translation of them.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
In this 2005 video for French singer Camille's song "Ta Douleur" ("Your Pain"), Camille is provided with her onscreen wardrobe by some helpful animated knitting. If you don't speak French, you can find an English translation of the lyrics for "Ta Douleur" here.
Please be warned that this video is possibly not safe for at work viewing.
Monday, 9 June 2014
In this 2003 music video for New Zealand punk band Steriogram's song "Walkie Talkie Man", the band steps into a knitted, crocheted, felted, and string art world, and when disaster strikes, they break out their crafting skills to save the day.