A display of colourful knitted and crocheted flowers is displayed hanging in a window. The flowers are gathered together in discs the same size as a bicycle wheel. Bicycle wheels are also hung amongst the discs.

Colourful blooms brighten a Melbourne winter

The “Winter Garden Project” is the latest brainchild of textile artist Lynn Berry OAM (of “5000 Poppies” fame). Lynn has curated thousands of hand-crafted yarn blooms submitted by crafters all around Australia (and beyond) into sixty-three colourful motifs mounted onto recycled bicycle wheels. They were on display in the Fracture Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne from late July to late August 2019 – the gloomiest months of winter – and provided the city with a much-needed injection of colour and happiness.
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Trudi Skene

Trudi is a past guest editor of Lutheran Women and is a member of Outer Eastern Lutheran Church, Victoria.