The Knitted Bus Stop

I pedalled through the cold today to see the conclusion of a project by Guerilla Knitters, a knitting group who meet at the art stop cafe in Eastney Community Centre. They have been knitting up a storm in order to transform the bus shelter on Eastney Road by Bransbury Park into a living room for the day! The installation is “a comment on homelessness and the financial crisis that grips the country at the present time”. Its a brilliant and creative way to get people interested and talking about current issues. The knitted living room is going to be installed in other places around Portsmouth so keep your eyes peeled. Check out their Facebook page here for updates on this and upcoming projects.

The knitted living room.

A knitted full english, complete with fried egg!

There was even a knitted television!

 

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17 Responses to The Knitted Bus Stop

  1. Angelina says:

    Love the knitted living room.It looks so cosy especially in the cold weather. I Particularly like the standard lamp.

  2. That is brilliant! It certainly looks better than the normal bus stops.

  3. Emma says:

    I’ve always wondered who knits the tree and bench covers that appear around Southsea – such a great idea and lovely to link up their fb page – thanks 🙂

  4. A J Bailey says:

    Reblogged this on Zealotry and commented:
    I wish I had seen this in real life – but still, look:

  5. Pingback: The Knitted Bus Stop « Zealotry

  6. Hilary says:

    Great pictures. Wrll done the Pompey knitters.

  7. Ashley harley says:

    georgina i write for the news could i use your photo for my column?

  8. ann day says:

    thanks for all the great responses. we are the LARKS knitting group who were also involved in the bus stop installation. please see our facebook page for more details http://www.facebook.com/groups/155184924514177/

  9. Hi Georgina, have just been sent this via Twitter, you’ve taken what I do a stage further – great stuff

    Mick – http://www.msupholstery.blogspot.com

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