Monday, 28 July 2014

Follow the Herring-Yarn bombing The Stade

In our town a lot of people are involved in a community arts project called 'Follow the Herring'
During the 19th century, women from fishing communities along the east coast of Scotland and England, the ‘herring lassies’ as they were known, would follow the herring fishing fleets down the coast to meet the catch at each port of call. With knives and strips of cloths tied around their fingers to protect them from the blades, they gutted, salted, and barreled the ‘silver darlings’, the bountiful herring that were destined for markets across the world.
The project involves a knitted boat traveling to fishing towns along the east coast
and in all the towns it visited there was yarn bombing by the local communities....the boat has arrived in Hastings.....its last port of call....and today.....after weeks of knitting....we were out yarn bombing The Stade.
 a knitted fish and chip shop.....in an old bathing hut
 showing the town's famous net huts
and prices that certainly don't apply today!!
A group of local W.I.s have had our own little project going on as well
 and today we've been yarn bombing the benches with underwater knitting displays
If you live in South East England....you may want to come take a look....it all shows how a local community can come together to produce something pretty cool.

14 comments:

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Wow that is really something! It's amazing that all of those pieces are knitted. Fun little piece of history too!

Kathyk said...

Gr8 pix Jacky - love that knitted seagull!

Kathyk

Jimjams said...

That's amazing - so much work - brilliant!

Karen said...

What a fabulous display! Amazing!

debs14 said...

That's amazing! So much detain going on. It must have been a fun project to take part in.

Cheri said...

I wish I lived close enough to see this in person - it looks amazing! No yarn bombing where I live.

Beverly said...

May be I should have spent the summer with you, so many cool things I want to experience...Pirates and yarn bombing, so fun!!!!

Sian said...

Absolutely amazing. Oh how much would I love to see this in real life! I'm going back for another look at the photos...

alexa said...

Oh my sainted aunt - what an amazing display! your super photos really merit close study... How splendid to be taking part in something so creative.

Jo.C said...

They are brilliant - a lot of hard work gone into them but well worth it as they look fab x

Helen Philipps said...

Wow...how amazing! Such a lot of clever creativity here, and fun ideas too.
Helen xox

Stephanie Gaunt said...

Fabulous exhibition - great knitting!

Sandra said...

This is absolutely amazing ... Wow. I must check it out

Karen said...

Love everything about this post Jacky, the story of the women, the knitted boat and the local yarn art.