Yarning Place Bus (Mobile Shop)

The Yarning Place Mobile Shop Bus has visited Northern, and North Eastern Victoria, and South Western Victoria from Geelong through to Mt Gambier.

Yarning Place Bus is set up as a mobile shop and has most of the Yarning Place Collection on board, and available as it travels around South East Australia, (mainly Victoria).

A project for the rest of this year is to gather your yarn story from right around this region.

I began listening to customer/community yarning stories at Yarning Place in South Kingsville.  I found these stories interesting and after a few months, whenever a person had the time and interest I began to write down their yarn story.  By accident I discovered other yarners, also find these stories interesting.  One evening late last year as a special request I was able to yarn about yarning with Daphne who was visiting family in Melbourne, having traveled from the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.  Gladly Daphne had wished to visit our shop.  My taking her story occurred at a weekly social yarning event, and several people sat around a large communal table and while yarning.  Shortly after I started yarning with Daphne, the rest of the group quietened.  It was probably because of Daphne’s response to how I start these yarns:-

I said,          “I would like to hear your yarn story, how long have you been yarning?”

Daphne said, “I’m 94 and have been knitting for 87 years.”

We continued our yarn, which was a living history of one person’s knitting and crochet, the difficulties, the pleasure, the necessity, the love, the memories of people and projects in her yarning life.  As we progressed I noticed the attention around the table was focused on our yarn at the end of the table, when suddenly other’s began to ask Daphne questions – and Daphne held court for the next hour and a half.  A most fascinating story from an accomplished knitter over many years and still happily yarning.

To have Yarning Place Bus visit

Participation is Free

To register yourself or your group for a Yarn Bus visit please complete your details in the form below.

Select a preferred day of the week, and I will make a time in the future to visit, as I will need to coordinate the travel with other locations in the region.  As we develop this bus service, we will calendar regular, return visits for your shopping convenience.

In the meantime you can also call 03 9399 4213, or drop by the shop in South Kingsville and register in person.