A trail of woolly bikes thread their way through Yorkshire’s countryside sharing yarns and stories made by hundreds of local people.
Visual Art,Family Event
WHERE CAN I SEE THE BIKES DISPLAYED?? - All ten bikes will go on show to the general public from 3pm on the 3rd of July at Sheffield Cathedral, catch them there until the 3rd of August when they will return back to the communities in which they were created! To find out more about the bikes including where you can see them visit www.Yorkshireswoollybikes.co.uk.
ABOUT - Cassandra Kilbride is a prolific yarn-stormer. Her crocheted street art makes cheeky visual statements that offer a new reading of the towns and cities we travel through and the monuments and street furniture we pass by. For the Grand Depart, Cassandra is creating ten woolly bikes for a year-long trail connecting ten towns with the many knitters, crocheters and yarn-stormers that have taken part.
Drawing inspiration from iconic Yorkshire themes including the landscape of the Dales, Yorkshire’s textile mills, literary heroines and heroes, and the iconic flat cap, each bike gets a woolly makeover using local yarn. Most of the yarn is the produce of Yorkshire sheep, but one special batch comes from a collection of reclaimed saris. The transformed knitted vehicles will go on display in Sheffield this July, before they take up individual positions along the trail route.
Workshops took place between January and June at festivals and venues across the region and were open to anyone with a basic ability of crocheting.
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Between January & June 2012 Ossett Observer commissioned Cassandra to lead approximately 90 knitters and crocheters, to create a large yarn storm that encapsulated large swathes of Ossett Town Centre. This became the perfect back drop for the Flock to Ossett event. The project brought together many people who shared a hobby turned them in to artists and gave them a sense of ownership over the town in which they live.