Thursday, 18 July 2013

Its now seven sleeps til Margaret Summerton and myself take up our residency at Montsalvat.  (excitement!!!)

Meanwhile we have been working on our joint community project in Hurstbridge, near Melbourne, Australia.  Its a large yarnbomb project involving over 60 volunteers.  Working with heavy white cord we have been creating a whimsical very large doily steam train  on a chainlink fence in the main street.  Its taken around two years and we expect it will be finished  by Christmas. 

Today Margaret added a chook......

Then we started the guard's van.

The carriages are modelled on actual rolling stock from around 1912 when the first train ran to Hurstbridge.  The project is called First Train to Allwood after a photograph taken of the first train. 

Without doubt yarnbombing is great fun, our knitters and crocheters are constantly amazing us with their imaginative interpretations of the paper pattern pieces we hand out.  As we attach the work to the fence passers by stop and chat and passing cars toot. Its a very happy and social form of street art.

Googling "First Train to Allwood" will take you to our website and to our facebook page.  

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