Friday, 20 May 2016

crocheting the glenfinnan viaduct

It will take several months more to complete the Knit 1 Bike 1 artwork. The first exhibition will be Oct - Dec 2016 at the textile tower house hawick.

Today the Sunday Post newspaper came to photograph the crocheted Glenfinnan Viaduct though. It is not finished by a long shot but with a big push this week, all three sections and 21 arches will now stand up.  Have stuffed it, stiffened the legs with Paverpol and used alloy rods threaded through to get the curve.  The curve will be more accurate once it is attached to the base. It had to be in three sections that velcro together due to it being 12ft/4m long.   Now to crochet the base, some mountains and of course a train for the top.

Can you spot the knitted Brompton bicycle like the one i cycled round Scotland on?

Meanwhile the book will be out in a couple of weeks.