Spin­ners weave their colour­ful spell

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

Au­gusta’s town cen­tre re­ceived a splash of colour as the Spin­ners and Weavers club “yarn bombed” busi­nesses ahead of Sun­day’s Bless­ing of the Fleet.

The club hosted its twice-yearly “spin-in” on May 26, when crafters from Au­gusta, Kar­ri­dale and Mol­loy Is­land came to­gether to cre­ate the pub­lic in­stal­la­tion.

Club vice-pres­i­dent Michelle Read­shaw said this year the group wanted to do some­thing “a bit dif­fer­ent”.

“The yarn bomb­ing and spinin has taken us a year from in­cep­tion to ex­e­cu­tion,” she said.

“We chose to dec­o­rate out­side the newsagent, Ragged Robin (shop), and all the way down to the doc­tor’s surgery be­cause this is a social hub for the town.

“Busi­nesses have told us they’ve no­ticed more cus­tomers be­cause of it, which is won­der­ful.”

The pub­lic art will be up through­out June and Mrs Read­shaw en­cour­aged vis­i­tors to “drop by and ad­mire the work”.

The Au­gusta Spin­ners and Weavers meet on Tues­days and Thurs­days at the Au­gusta Cen­ten­nial Hall.

For de­tails, con­tact Mrs Read­shaw on 0484 757 782.

Pic­ture: Therese Col­man

Crafty types from Au­gusta and nearby ar­eas have ‘yarn bombed’ the town for June.

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