Knitting the Harbour

Knitting the Harbour is an ambitious project developed by Dunbar Arts Trust in August this year. Wool was donated by local hill farmers – there’s no market for it at the moment. A dyeing workshop was the first part of the project, then a number of fabric crafters, helped by members of the public, spun, wove, felted and knitted the wool into shape, on a base model of Dunbar harbour. The fabrics were used to cover block models of the historic buildings surrounding the harbour, and all assembled within McArthur’s Store, a 17th century fishermen’s store newly restored and refurbished. Other arts events added to the project, with the community choir, local folk musicians, and the Dunbar Writers providing entertainment. The ‘knitted harbour’ is currently on exhibition in the Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington, and will return to Dunbar later, before hopefully going on tour (discussions are under way).



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