A few weeks ago, while the Tour Down Under cycle race was on in town, we went to Willunga, a small village in the McLaren Vale wine region, to watch the Tour pass through town.
We had a beautiful breakfast at the Organic Cafe, right on the sidewalk next to cycle route.
From there we walked through town up Old Willunga Hill where the race stage would end.
The whole town of Willunga were decorated with yarnbombing!
All the trees and most of the fences along the route were made up in yarn creations of every kind.
Some trees had decorated bicycles wedged between the branches.
Some of the artist stuck to simple colours
and some went all out in as much colour as possible
Some of the bicycles, trees and and even shop doors were decorated with soft toys
The creativity was endless.
We walked up the hill on one side of the street and came back along the opposite side, so I could take photos of as many of the decorations as possible.
The yarnbombing initiative was organised and accomplished by the
Make Do and Mend Craft Collective in McLaren Vale.
Look at all these toys on the bike!
Even Shrek and Spiderman was there!
I think I enjoyed the yarnbombing more than the actual race, although watching a peleton of cyclists zooming past at high speed is quiet exciting.