|Published in The Manly Daily Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
The annual community day at the former quarantine station at North Head will be marked by yarn-bombing of the station’s wharf precinct. And local knitters are being asked to join in the event, which will take place on Sunday, September 21.
Yarn bombing is graffiti or street art using colourful displays of knitting or crochet instead if paint or chalk. This year Q Station Manly will focus on the centenary of the outbreak of World War I and its impact on Manly and the station.
Q Station curator and collections manager Rebecca Anderson said staff are keen to highlight the way knitting and weaving was used as an occupational therapy for returned soldiers. She asked that members of the community who are keen to get involved in the project knit squares of 15cm x 15cm.
|Photo: Virginia Young|