21 Times David Bowie Was Immortalized in Yarn by Knitters, Crocheters & Fiber Artists – PATTERNS!

21 Times David Bowie Was Immortalized in Yarn by Knitters, Crocheters & Fiber Artists – PATTERNS!

“The truth is, of course, that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.” – David Bowie

I’ve been wanting to do a big David Bowie round-up since his passing and today’s the day. I’ve just watched Five Years, a documentary that explores five important years in David Bowie’s musical career and am feeling melancholy but also inspired. David Bowie is no stranger to yarn. In fact, he’s been the subject of many KnitHacker posts through the years – here, here, here, here, here, here and here – and of course this one too, so let’s go:

Bowie Portrait Crocheted by Katika

1) Bowie portrait crocheted by Katika

David Bowie as Jareth from the film, Labyrinth crocheted by Philae Artes - FREE PATTERN!

2) David Bowie as Jareth from the film Labyrinth crocheted by Philae Artes — FREE PATTERN!

Aladdin Sane Wrist Warmers knit by CraftyCrazyJackie - by the wristers or the pattern via Etsy

3) Aladdin Sane wrist warmers knit by CraftyCrazyJackie – buy the wristers or the pattern via Etsy

Embroidered Bowie Patch by LeighLaLovesYou

4) Embroidered Bowie Patch by LeighLaLovesYou

David Meowie embroidered by Twisty Sister

5) David Meowie embroidered by Twisty Sister

Aladdin Sane amigurumi by Louie's Loops

6) Aladdin Sane amigurumi by Louie’s Loops — FREE PATTERN!

Chart for Kansai Yamamoto’s iconic jumpsuit Bowie wore on Ziggy Stardust tour - by Nicole Winer via Vickie Howell

7) Chart for Kansai Yamamoto’s iconic jumpsuit Bowie wore on Ziggy Stardust tour – by Nicole Winer via Vickie Howell

Bowtie inspired by

8) Bow tie (Bowie-tie?) inspired by Kansai Yamamoto’s iconic jumpsuit via BundleMonster

Bowie street art by Villanart - photo by D7606

9) Bowie street art by Villanart – photo by d7606 (more here)

yarn and rice portrait by Kia Liszak

10) David Bowie portrait made with yarn and rice by Kia Liszak

Cat's David Bowie

11) Cat’s David Bowie in a Kansai Yamamoto jumpsuit

Remember this one? Karla made the chart available for FREE!

12) Remember this one? Karla made the chart available for FREE!

David Bowie yarnbomb by London Kaye

13) David Bowie yarnbomb by London Kaye – I saw London at VK Live earlier this year and saw her amazing Aladdin Sane yarnbomb. She was thinking about what to do next and I suggested doing Kansai Yamamoto’s iconic black and white jumpsuit as a companion piece and look, she did it! I just love her work, such creativity and positive energy!

bowie_collingswoodNJ

David Bowie blanket yarnbomb spooted in Collingswood, NJ

14) David Bowie blanket yarnbomb spotted in Collingswood, NJ (Photo by Tricia Burrough)

embroidered Bowie

15) David Bowie – hand embroidered “Alladin Sane” hoop art by cookoorikoo





About The Author

Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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  1. Amazing! Another blogger who loves Bowie that I follow linked this page and thanks for putting this together – awesome!

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