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Yarn Bombing on Whitchurch Bridge

The residents of Pangbourne and Whitchurch on Thames are enjoying a rare treat at the moment.

Mr Toad says it’s time for Tea

 

 

A community art project has brought together almost 100 local people who have all contributed to producing a wonderful display of needlework and woolcraft artworks which are covering the Whitchurch Toll bridge over the river Thames on the Berkshire, Oxfordshire border.

Balloons over the Thames

Inspired by the Thames Path, the combination of knitted and crocheted panels and needlework, quilted and embroidered scenes feature characters, events animals and birds connected with the river Thames and the surrounding area.

A family of crocheted ducks

 

Flowers from the Riverside

One of the most common questions I heard was “What happens to it when it rains?”  Well you’ll be happy to know that even after some heavy downpours everything still looks as good as new!

 

Animals from the river bank

 

The installation is being displayed from 29th April through to the 14th of May. If you’d like to visit, the organisers, Gill and Alison, would be delighted to welcome you not only to enjoy the artworks, but to enjoy coffee and cake at the Art Cafe by the tollbridge.

Co-organiser Alison Livsey with her Dragonflies

The organisers hope to raise around £2000 for a range of charities.  If you would like to contribute, please visit the Thames Path Together Community Art Project’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/stmarys-stjohns/yarnbombalert

 

A number of retired servicemen from the Royal Hospital Chelsea have also taken part

 

Article originally published on Crafty Bug at http://www.craftybug.co.uk/general/yarn-bombing-whitchurch-bridge/

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