PART of Bendigo Heritage’s Vintage Talking Tram network, Tram No. 15 has been knitted out with colourful crochet decorations for the winter.
Marketing and events manager for Bendigo Heritage Tynille Thurlow said the creations were made for the tram by a group of “needling ninjas” who preferred to remain anonymous, and took many hours of work.
“It’s a winter installation, and the goal is simply just to have some fun, brighten up the streets of Bendigo, hopefully spark some joy amongst the community whilst showcasing the art of crochet and create a warm, cosy environment on board the tram during the colder months,” she said.
Ms Thurlow said although the tram doesn’t run every day, the organisation is trying to get it out as much as possible.
“It forms part of our vintage talking tram fleet, so to ride it, you can buy a ticket for the talking tram and hop on board,” she said.
“When it’s not in service, it is sitting stationary at Central Deborah Gold Mine, so you can just pop down to Central Debo if it’s not on the streets.”
Those who love crochet and needlework are in for a treat, said Ms Thurlow, and it is also popular with families.
“It’s so much fun with the kids on board, it’s just an explosion of colours and vibrancy and just fun, so going into the holidays, it will definitely be a drawcard for families,” she said.
The Yarn Bomb Tram runs on the Vintage Talking Tram route which starts and ends at Central Deborah Gold Mine and takes about 45 minutes for a roundtrip.