Friday, 19 June 2015

some closeups!

fabulous response so far from all who have seen it; busy with the show, but here are a few more closeups to be going on with, taken just before opening

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

it's ready and waiting for the start of the show

how do you like it, now that it is all done?

if you are in Sydney this week, do come take a look.  free ferries throughout the day from either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

it's huge!

So finally, here it is in all its gloryTo get it all in the shot, I had to take the photos from a balcony overlooking the carpark at the school where my husband worked.  Those divided-off sections in the top right of the first photo are car park that will give you an idea of the size of the finished piece - a pretty impressive joint effort, don't you think?

The left-hand end:
The centre section:

and the right-hand end:

I'll be back again with a few closeups tomorrow...and then will add lots more photos once the piece goes on show later in the week.  I don't think that anyone visiting the Craft & Quilt Fair at the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island this year is going to miss really is huge!!!

one more scrumble...and a few stats. about the finished piece

The completed piece is in Sydney, ready to be hung for the show later this week...but first, here is a photo of one final scrumble that arrived in the mail...just a little after all of the others, but still in time for me to add it to the mix.

This last piece was made by Kasja McNaught from Rochedale, Qld, Australia, and I managed to fit it in well with everything else, even though most of the pieces were already joined together when it got here.  A very pretty final addition, so thanks Kasja...and once again, very many thanks to everyone else who took the time to contribute.  In the end, we had just over 200 contributors from more than 20 different countries. 

Whist I can't say for sure that the finished artwork is the biggest collective piece of freeform crochet and knitting ever made, it certainly has to be up there with the best!

Now that everything is joined together, the finished piece measures approximately 10m x 1.5m (that's about 33ft x 5ft, and it weighs about 17kg (over 37lbs)...that's a heck of a lot of yarn!!

Some photos of the finished piece will be in the next blog just a few minutes :-)