“A story woven around a valley”

Yarns is a large scale community art project of quilted, soft sculpture silk panels, one for each season,
drawing you into the landscapes and lifestyles of the Meander Valley people.

Yarns was created by more than 300 community members using numerous hand working techniques.

1,000,000 stitches and 10,000 hours

200 square metres of silk and enough thread to circle the world several times


Glimpse the townsfolk enjoying the Meander River and the Deloraine township under the protection of Quamby Bluff on the Spring panel.


Feel the sunshine on the faces of folk chatting over the farm fence and riding a hay cart on the Summer panel.


Roam the hillsides and admire the majesty of the Tiers and villages within on the Autumn panel.


Crisp mountain pools and dark caves shelter a Thylacine family and numerous other native animals on the Winter panel.

Purpose Built Facility

Yarns is housed in a purpose built auditorium at Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre in Deloraine, Tasmania. An audio presentation with lighting effects provides information about what the panels depict and how and why they were made. After the audio presentation Yarns can be browsed at leisure, up close.


The presentation runs every half hour from 9.30am to 4pm, 7 days a week.
Closed on Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday.

Admission to the exhibit is $10.00 per adult, $8.00 concession,
$4.00 per child under 12 and $20.00 for a family (4).

Coach bookings and large groups of 10 or more are $6.00 per entry. All admissions include entry to the Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum. Winter hours may vary.

Contact Information

98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine, Tasmania 7304
+61 3 6362 5280
[email protected]

Founder, Ned Terry. Artistic Director, Niecy Brown.