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An ornamental submarine in Holbrook, NSW, has been yarn-bombed to turn it into a yellow knitted submarine

Mellow yellow: The Holbrook submarine has been turned yellow by knitting from all over th

Mellow yellow: The Holbrook submarine has been turned yellow by knitting from all over the world as part of an arts project to draw attention to the NSW town, Picture: Fiona Myers Source: News Corp Australia

THE Holbrook submarine has been bombed — yarn bombed that is.

It’s the largest yarn bombing ever undertaken in Australia, and it’s turned the HMAS Otway submarine yellow.

A big crowd has turned out in the NSW town this morning for the launch of the yarn bombing project, started by Murray Arts and the Hume shire council to bring attention to the town after Hume Highway changes bypassed the town last year.

Many of those who came to the launch this morning were locals who have taken to the knitting needles to knit old sheets, baling twine, wool and cotton to make a yellow submarine.

It’s estimated about 2500 square metres of knitting was needed to cover the submarine, but worldwide interest in the project has seen more than enough knitting to cover it.

The submarine will stay yellow for the next two weeks before the knitting is taken down and donated to charity.



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  • Stephen Moore of Wagga Wagga, NSW Posted at 12:08 PM June 24, 2014

    Here's the time-lapse video, which shows how the amazing work was done

  • Julie of Western Australia Posted at 11:41 AM June 18, 2014

    What an awesome project, I might have to try for a trip to Nsw to see this. Chrissy, I don't think the point was to impress you but rather to attract people to the town and possibly bring a community together, which it looks like it succeeded in doing. If they then donate the knitted squares to charity, good for them, not wasting all that work after the art install is completed

  • Alicia Boyd of Mount Hunter Posted at 7:23 PM June 17, 2014

    So fabulous. I'm sure this art project brought the community together in a big way too.

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