Saturday, 2 March 2013

Undersea knitted and crocheted tunnel for RNLI

I've been meaning to share these pictures for awhile.
This amazing creation is the collaborative work of woollen art called Above and Below the Waves, made by knitters and crocheters from around the world to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. I saw it a few weeks ago at the Stitch and Craft show in Manchester. It truly is amazing; so detailed and interesting, full of quirky features. I could write more about it but I think the pictures really speak for themselves. If you possibly can I would recommend getting to see this in person, there's so much more than my pictures
I'd accidentally turned my camera into Av mode when I was taking these pictures and hadn't realised so they're not all as good as I'd hoped and needed some editing




























This is probably the most pictures I've ever put into one post before, I couldn't help it, there are so many amazing details. That large mermaid with all the hair was human sized and absolutely fantastic, I loved her eyelashes. The yellow submarine was super and so like the Beatles. The little mermaid and diver together were so clever, the diver had all sorts of details like oxygen written on the tanks and snorkel and flippers, I wish I'd been able to take a clearer picture. Really, really go and see it.

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  1. Wow! That place has well and truly been 'yarnbombed'! The mermaid is fantastic!

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  2. This exhibit is ahhhmazing. All the details. WOW!!

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    1. It was soooo detailed, I definitly would see it aain

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  3. What am amazing creation, thanks for sharing it. I love knitted/crocheted installations like these. So much imagination and creativity has gone into each piece. Fabulous.

    Gillian x

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    1. It was so fantastic! and so nice to have such a large collaboration

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  4. many thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
    I love your photos!!!!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

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    1. you're very welcome and thank you!

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  5. Wow, this is all seriously impressive and gorgeous! You have a lovely blog btw!!!

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    1. It was so impressive to see! thank you so very much!

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  6. All the pretty textures and colors! Very beautiful!

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    1. It was really beautiful and amazing!

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  7. Absolutely fantastic. It is wonderful. The ladies who made all this must be very proud. It is a work of art. I hope it remains all put together somewhere. It would be terrible for it to be broken up and separated. Wow. Thanks for your pics Helen. dojo x

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    1. Thank you.
      It really is an awe inspiring effort. The people who co-ordinate it have done several other large scale works so hopefully there will be further uses for this piece

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  8. Well this is one of the coolest things I've ever seen...!! SO AWESOME!
    ♥♥Monica
    monmakesthings

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