The residents of Pangbourne and Whitchurch on Thames are enjoying a rare treat at the moment.
A community art project has brought together almost 100 local people who have all contributed to producing a wonderful display of needlework and woolcraft artworks which are covering the Whitchurch Toll bridge over the river Thames on the Berkshire, Oxfordshire border.
Inspired by the Thames Path, the combination of knitted and crocheted panels and needlework, quilted and embroidered scenes feature characters, events animals and birds connected with the river Thames and the surrounding area.
One of the most common questions I heard was “What happens to it when it rains?” Well you’ll be happy to know that even after some heavy downpours everything still looks as good as new!
The installation is being displayed from 29th April through to the 14th of May. If you’d like to visit, the organisers, Gill and Alison, would be delighted to welcome you not only to enjoy the artworks, but to enjoy coffee and cake at the Art Cafe by the tollbridge.
The organisers hope to raise around £2000 for a range of charities. If you would like to contribute, please visit the Thames Path Together Community Art Project’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/stmarys-stjohns/yarnbombalert