Saturday, 7 June 2014

Knit a Bike Yarnstormed Installation for Le Tour Yorkshire - Rowntree Park, York


Friday 6 June 2014 was the day that we put up the Knit a Bike Yarnstormed Installation in Rowntree Park, York in celebration of the Tour de France Grand Depart which leaves York on 6 July 2014.  It was a beautiful sunny day - thank goodness!

First of all we had to lay out our equipment & plans ... 

wheels and whatnot
ladder & plans
Then up went the mini bunting ...

mini bunting on display

followed by the big jerseys ...

Deborah & Helen hard at work
Meanwhile I got to work on the bike ...

bike in progress

 and the text ...

le tour ?
Deborah working on a wheel

and eventually the writing was complete together with wheels & pompoms!


le tour yorkshire in finger knitting

Le Tour wheel
crochet wheel

So were the jerseys ...


big knitting tour jerseys on display

and finally the bike ...

the bike - created from arm & finger knitting & a bit of crochet

et voila ...



We started at 10am and foolishly thought we would be done by lunchtime.  In fact it was about 4pm when we finally finished.  We think it was worth it though and we hope you do too.  Thanks to everyone who came along to help create this installation either at Workshop #1 or Workshop #2 to #bepartofit or sent us mini jerseys (especially the Fairfax Court Yarnbombers who made 33!).  Extra thank yous go to Deborah New who helped me organise and run this project and to Helen Hodge who helped us install it.

This project was sponsored by ...


was part of York: Be part of it ...


and the Yorkshire Festival 2014 ...


The first workshop took place during Voluntary Arts Week and both were in Craft & Design Month 2014.

And now I think I'll go and put my feet up for a bit!

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