Briswool comes to the Bristol Energy Hub

  • The hugely popular knitted version of Bristol will be on display from 5th – 31st 2016.

Briswool, the giant 3D knitted version of Bristol, will be back on display until the end of October in the Bristol Energy Hub.

 

Update: Due to popular demand the Briswool display has been extended until the 31st October 2016.

After attracting over 20,000 visitors when it first went on display at M Shed earlier this year, Briswool is making a reappearance.

The woollen spectacle, which includes knitted versions of iconic Bristol sites including The Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain, will be on display in Bristol Energy’s Hub on the Harbourside from the 5th – 31st October 2016.

Briswool Facts:

  • Knitted by over 250 volunteers.
  • Youngest volunteer was 7, the eldest over 80.
  • Over three years in the making.
  • Hundreds of balls of wool used.
  • Measuring 6m x 4.5m
  • Individual elements preserved in freezers to prevent moth and beetle damage during the lengthy production period!

The project has been co-ordinated by local artist Vicky Harrison, the owner of Bedminster's crochet shop Paper Village.

Vicky has commented: “We are really pleased to offer people another chance to see Briswool. After this exhibition, Briswool will be put into storage, with plans being made for an exciting development for the knitted city next year”

Peter Haigh, Managing Director of Bristol Energy, said: “Briswool is a fantastic example of the community coming together to create something really unique, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer people another chance to see it."

Visit #briswool on Instagram for loads of fantastic images of the exhibition.

Briswool

  • For Hub opening times and details about the Briswool weekend craft workshops, visit our Hub page.
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