Trail blazing for story yarns

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Butterfly effect: Chelsea Primary School’s Allira, left and Chelsea Kindergarten’s Eilish finish off a yarn artwork at the kindergarten. Picture: Gary Sissons

YARNS about yarns are weaving their way from Chelsea to Frankston as part of the annual Longbeach Storybook Yarn Art Trail.

Wander and wonder at yarn displays based on children’s tales including The Jungle Book, The Magic Hat and My Aussie Ocean Adventure.

The storybook yarn art trail, organised by Longbeach PLACE community centre, runs from 9-31 October and families can drop in at schools, libraries, aged care centres and churches along the way to see art works that will fire up young children’s imagination.

Volunteer co-organiser Penny Clay said the Longbeach Storybook Yarn Art Trail is an all-ages event.

“This annual project engages the community at all levels and involves all age groups and there’s probably never been such a need for this chance to connect with child-like wonder at the fun and colour of these wonderful installations,” she said.

“We are a small core group who are very fortunate in having the expertise of textile artist Elizabeth Alexandrou and Jenny Bowman is a graphic artist who designs our great promotional materials. 

“We’re passing on the skills of working with yarn to children at free workshops at Chelsea Library.”

  • See longbeachplace.org.au or call 9776 1386 for venue details, including specific viewing times of exhibits indoors, for the Longbeach Storybook Yarn Art Trail.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 11 October 2017

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