Saturday, August 4, 2018

Knitted coral reef

These three old navigational buoys stand about ten feet tall and decorate the dock wall of Sunderland marina. Today when we passed by we found that someone had knitted a gigantic woolly cosy for one of them, decorated with knitted octopus and tropical reef marine life.

This artwork was made by a brilliant group of knitters and stitchers called Materialistics. You find out more their work on their web site 

The artwork was installed for the recent Tall Ships Race and is due to be removed on Wednesday 8th. August.


  1. Absolutely wonderful - so much work has gone into the cosy. The octopus is superb :)

  2. They're about 10 foot high and 266 inches round actually and made by the Materialistics who meet in South Shields but come from Washington and Sunderland too. It's all coming down on Wednesday morning.

    1. Thanks for letting me know. Absolutely wonderful work. So glad I got to see them. I'll be following your work on your web site from now on.

  3. It was made by the Materialistics group from South Shields because of the Tall Ships Race coming to Sunderland. It will be taken down on Wednesday


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