During the 19th century, women from fishing communities along the east coast of Scotland and England, the ‘herring lassies’ as they were known, would follow the herring fishing fleets down the coast to meet the catch at each port of call. With knives and strips of cloths tied around their fingers to protect them from the blades, they gutted, salted, and barreled the ‘silver darlings’, the bountiful herring that were destined for markets across the world.
The project involves a knitted boat traveling to fishing towns along the east coast
and in all the towns it visited there was yarn bombing by the local communities....the boat has arrived in Hastings.....its last port of call....and today.....after weeks of knitting....we were out yarn bombing The Stade.
a knitted fish and chip shop.....in an old bathing hut
showing the town's famous net huts
and prices that certainly don't apply today!!
A group of local W.I.s have had our own little project going on as well
and today we've been yarn bombing the benches with underwater knitting displays
If you live in South East England....you may want to come take a look....it all shows how a local community can come together to produce something pretty cool.