Last Friday we had another crochet gull session and it reminded me that I have not updated people on this project for a while. The yarn for the project has been provided by STYLECRAFT and the rest of the materials provided by me or by small donations at the workshops. The Grammar school are also making a few gulls after I ran a workshop there and have provided those materials. At the moment this project is still unfunded and its a huge project. The rooms are provided by M Shed, SS Great Britain and Underfall Yard.
So far I have run 7 workshops and each gull takes a couple of months to really develop the design before sharing it with other people
These gulls have lots of parts including a wooden stand that has to be cut and drilled and wooden dowels in the legs that again have to be sharpened and they pass into the body from the outside into a ball in his ball that holds him or her steady. I make up these at home. This design also means that the gulls can be installed elsewhere. Under fall Yard are planning to create a structure to sit the gulls on above their map table. The SS Great Britain is also planning to have some gulls and the Ferries. There are more workshops planned. Two are already bookable on this site .
Here are some of the gulls being made
My favourite bit is when people pack their gulls to take them home
A word about the Crocodile. He is going for a brief holiday at Wonderwool in Wales this weekend. Ill take lots of photos and tell you about this next week. Vic x