The City Of Briswool

Regular readers will remember reading about an incredible woolly project being run in my town of Bristol, by art shop Paper Village called BrisWool.

The ambition was to re-create a model of Bristol and all it’s iconic landmarks such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain and the Balloon Festival entirely out of knit, crochet and needlefelt. The initial idea was  proposed by Alison Pigeon , a customer of Paper Village and has been led by artist Vicky Harrison, Director of Paper Village Arts  and has engaged people across the city.

Briswool-Clifton-Suspension-Bridge

Over 90 people across the city have been involved and has relied on mostly  on donations of wool and volunteer effort. 

Local film director, Matt Freeth is making City of BRISWOOL the film, a short insightful documentary about Bristol, it’s people, it’s sounds and knitting.

The model will be displayed in Paper Village at 200 North street , Bedminster BS3 1jf. The exhibition opens during the Arts trail  from 17th May until 27th May 2014 and then will be at M Shed, the Bristol Museum on the city’s harbourside.

The team at Paper Village are still looking for help making lots of 6cm squares in various textures and in brown, green and neutral shades.  If you can help pop into the shop or e-mail Vic at vic.harrison@blueyonder.co.uk

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