The bicycle project.
Strange connections are made in this brain of mine. Going into this year I wanted to make our window displays something a little more special. Jackson St is a very busy place, and at night people will often peek in the windows and browse before coming back to explore inside. So I feel the need to get a little more...out there.
I started to think about the window - what it looked like, how I could use the space. My brain focussed on the word 'Holland'. I LOVED Amsterdam. Avoiding the usual tourist activities, my time there was spent wandering along canals, feeling very jealous of the locals' lifestyle. The bikes were so intrinsic to the city - the sound of bicycle bells never stops, even at night. So it began: Holland + bicycles:
an old bike that has been floating around my parents' house for over 12 years...
This vintage Schwinn Le Tour edition is goodness knows how old. But it scrubbed up pretty nicely. A few weeks and lots of stitches later....
We have a knitted bicycle. It's hanging out in our shop window, and some of the conversations we overhear about it are pretty funny. The bicycle will be a feature for the next month - press your nose against the window, take a photo, and come squish our yarn.
P.S. The bicycle features: Prism DK, Vintage DK, Cascade 220, and some hand dyed something or other.
P.P.S. Yes, it is in working condition. If you see Tash riding it down the street, wave and say hi!