Bendigo, home of the world’s first yarn bombed tram
A visit to Bendigo Tramways throughout Winter is guaranteed to brighten up your day and put a smile on your face. It is here that you will find the world’s first yarn bombed tram.
Decorated both inside and out with hand-made crochet bunting, seat covers, blankets and cushions, the yarn bombed tram is a feast for the eyes.
The tram is decorated by an anonymous group of needling ninja’s, who have been brightening up the streets of Bendigo with an explosion of colours, shapes and textures for the past six years.
Like a well-tailored suit, the moving masterpiece is a testament to the craftsmanship that has been poured into its design and creation.
See Bendigo in style
The best way to take in the wide streetscapes and grand architecture of Bendigo is curled up aboard the yarn bombed tram, wrapped in one of the hand-made blankets, whilst listening to entertaining stories about the city founded on one of the world’s richest goldfields.
You can even try your hand at knitting on board, complete a few rows of the scarves we’ll be progressively creating throughout Winter. We’ll be donating them once they’re complete. There are also some knitting nancy’s for the kids to try.
Bendigo Woollen Mills
If you love the yarn bombed tram, you will love Bendigo Woollen Mills, which is conveniently located right next door to the Depot and should be included on your itinerary!
Bendigo Woollen Mills are Australia’s largest hand knitting and crafting mail order manufacturer, with a huge variety of different yarns and colours to choose from. The mill produces anywhere between 80-100 tonnes of yarn per year!
Interestingly, the historic building occupied by the Bendigo Woollen Mills was built in 1901 and used to be part of the Bendigo Tramways complex.
Vintage Talking Trams
The yarn bombed tram forms part of the Vintage Talking Tram fleet which allows you to hop on or off throughout the city to explore the many attractions, shopping and dining facilities that Bendigo has to offer. Don’t forget that your tram tickets are valid for two consecutive days and also include a ride aboard the fascinating Anzac Centenary Tram.
Take a ride on the yarn bombed Tram
The yarn bombed tram will be on the tracks throughout Winter until Monday 11 September 2017. Please phone our Depot on (03) 5442 2821 to confirm the yarn bombed tram’s exact schedule before your visit.
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