An ornamental submarine in Holbrook, NSW, has been yarn-bombed to turn it into a yellow knitted submarine
- From: The Weekly Times
- June 12, 2014
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.