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Published August 27th 2013
End of the line spectacular
It's like when you buy a new Mazda 6, it seems like everyone has a Mazda 6, you see them everywhere. That's a bit like yarnbombing. A few years I'd never heard of it and now I see amazing yarn street art everywhere, but nothing so far can compete with the yarn train at Hurstbridge station.
Touted as the biggest doily ever, this community project involving sixty women took over four months to complete. The work was constructed to celebrate 100 years of trains to Hurstbridge and the impact it had on the unique community. It has led to other yarn bombing projects around town. It'd be fun to try to find all of them.
The almost life sized yarn train stretches for several metres along the railway fence adjacent the Hurstbridge train station. When we drove past the kids wanted to get out and have a close look, take photos and touch this impressive piece of art.
Have a look at this Youtube video on the creation and unveiling of the spectacular train
Yes, it is at the end of the line so make a day of it. As they say, take a picnic lunch or in this case buy one there. Hurstbridge has a lot of unique and delicious places to buy a meal. Here's a couple of suggestions:
Henry Hurst pizza and pasta restaurant caters for vegans and has a Hard Rock café feel.
Wattle Café. Famous for their range of specialty cakes. I love the medieval castle with toffee decorations.
Hurstbridge Farmers Market operates the first Sunday of every month from 8:30am until 1pm.
Just a hop and a step away from Kinglake, Diamond Creek, Yarra Glen, St Andrews and Panton Hill. When it comes to unique and varied food options, you are spoilt for choice. Stop for a meal and a yarn. What more could you want?