The city centre will be blooming with a riot of crocheted and knitted creations – from spiders to rainbows – to celebrate the Spring/Summer season from Friday, 23 October.
“What an imaginative, colourful and fun way to get people in the mood for the upcoming summer,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight. “And fabulous for people of all ages to enjoy. Don’t miss out, come and enjoy these beautiful artworks in a lovely, outdoor COVID-safe setting – and do some shopping or have a coffee or meal while you’re here.”
Ten local yarn artists were commissioned to create installations to surprise and delight the Coffs community and they were joined by at-home crafters who were encouraged with baskets of free wool that were placed around the city centre. In all, more than 200 knitted and crocheted creations have been made and include flowers, butterflies, bees – and lots more.
“With limited opportunities for events and festivals due to COVID restrictions – the ‘Knit the City’ activation offers families the opportunity to walk the City and enjoy the many creations sprouting in the most unexpected of places,” said Victoria Harper, Council’s City Centre Marketing and Activation Coordinator.
“Just pick up a free walking map from Coffs Central Shopping Centre Information desk or download one from the Coffs City Centre Facebook page.”
‘Knit the City’ was commissioned by the Coffs City Centre Masterplan Committee to encourage people back into the heart of Coffs now that the warmer weather is here. The theme of the installation – ‘in bloom’ – ties in with the change of season and offered crafters the opportunity to showcase their talent and imaginative designs.