First Train to Allwood - a Community Project

The story of how a VERY
long fence is being yarnbombed by a community


One hundred and one years ago the first train came to Allwood - now the village of Hurstbridge undefined

We're celebrating by  yarnbombing a large cyclone fence and making just the biggest patchwork doily you've ever seen. Permission granted, a design created, sponsors found, cord purchased and we've been chugging along since April 2012. 


With our 63 volunteers we've tootled a long way.  Its an ongoing project - the main outlines are there so now we're finalising the carriages and are beginning to add details.  Lots more fun yet!


Check out  the  movie





  email or visit our first train to allwood facebook page.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers - see the list on "About Us"

and thank you to

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios,  Nillumbik Tourism Association, Nillumbik Shire Council, Wattle Cafe, Hurstbridge, Hurstbridge CFA .