WARM – a community textile art project


We are so proud of the beautiful artwork that over 250 knitters have created (over 1000 individual pieces). Thanks to all who contributed and helped make this project such a success.


Thanks to the Woolly West Fest  for a wonderful exhibition. WARM is moving to a new venue in Ballarat. Stay tuned for more news.

WARM on ABC TV news

WARM was featured on the ABC TV news (Victoria) on 7th September, highlighting our local CWA knitters and artists Georgie and Lars.


Making WARM


WARM patterns

If you would like to knit any of the patterns that were part of this project, you can buy them online. Individual patterns ($2 – $4, and a few freebies) and e-book ($12) available for purchase here:


Hardcopies of the beautiful WARM pattern book can be purchased through the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the National Wool Museum Shop in Geelong, or click on the paypal button below and we will post it to you anywhere in Australia ($20 plus $5 postage)!

If you are outside Australia, please email lisa@seam.org.au to arrange your purchase.

About WARM

WARM reflects on why the earth is warming and what we can do to create a sustainable and safe climate future.

WARM is made up of two large-scale images created by Lars Stenberg:

A landscape scarred by coal mining


The same landscape many decades later, regenerated and renewed after the closure of the coal mine.


From March to end of August 2016, knitters created hundreds of knitted pieces designed by Georgie Nicolson of tikki and including gum leaves, trees, native flowers, wind turbines and knitted squares. During several days of installation, these knitted pieces were assembled over a picture of the first image, to create the second image of the renewed landscape – like an enormous collage.

WARM was funded through the Regional Arts Fund, The City of Ballarat, Community Impact Grant, FRRR, Grampians Texture, Senvion, Ararat Wind Farm, and Hepburn Wind.

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