My story starts a few weeks ago when a friend sent me a link via Facebook. Alison knew I was travelling in Western Australia and she wondered whether the item in the link might be close to where I was travelling.
The day dawned finally when we could detour to Yallingup...which turned out to be a tiny town. Very few shops were open ( most close for the cold months) but we did find a surf shop open. The lady there had no knowledge of the sculpture, but had a vague idea of where the Steiner School was...but we couldn't find it.
Then we went into a nearby winery ( The Naturaliste Winery), and asked there. The owner of the winery also had no knowledge of the sculpture but offered to ring the school...which she did. Long story short, we were invited to the school ( which was only about 600m down the road from the winery) to see the sculpture which was in the school hall. How lovely were these people?
Kerry, a staff member from the school kept apologising that the knitting was not arranged how it had been for the competition ( which had been in March) but I still thought it was wonderful!!!
I had brought my knitting too...
Another photo with the giant project but this time sitting down!!
Kerry told us that the photo of the giant knitting went all over the world via Facebook, but locals really had no idea it existed.
I hope this works. I found a link of the children working on the knitting on the Yallingup Steiner School Alumni Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/469667386501081/videos/812818648852618/
Many thanks to Kerry and the Yallingup Steiner School.