test
18.1 C
Munich
Thursday, June 20, 2024

Crocheted film stars

Must read

Beach party for San Juan

Chiringuito owners who are taking part Credit: Ayuntamiento de Fuengirola The Beach Bars (Chiringuitos) of Fuengirola will be providing a night of...

Pig of a problem for Spain

China investigating EU pork dumping claims Photo credit : Pixabay/Mutinka China responded to EU tariffs on its electric vehicles (EVs) with an...

Beat the heat in Spain this weekend

Prepare sensibly for Spain’s rising temperatures Credit: Bradley Hook/Pexels Spain is gearing up for its first heatwave of the summer, with temperatures...

UPDATED INFORMATION: Missing Person - Kelly Saunders

Costa Blanca South UPDATED INFORMATION: Missing Person Kelly Saunders By Donna Williams • Updated: 19 Jun 2024 • 20:01 This article...

Film stars adorn the streets
Film stars adorn the streets
Photo: Alhaurín de la Torre Town Hall


International film stars including Tom Cruise, Marilyn Monroe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Antonio Banderas and John Travolta are part of this beautiful work: a crochet awning dedicated to the world of cinema by the ganchilleras (women who crochet) of Alhaurín de la Torre.


The ganchilleras have returned to work for yet another summer and Alhaurín de la Torre is already showing of their new work, crocheted from recycled material. On this occasion, their now classic awning to cool the temperature in the main street is dedicated to the world of cinema.


Elvis is in Alhaurin

International film stars and singers: Whoopi Goldberg, Sylvester Stallone, the stars of Grease, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Charles Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn and Elvis Presley, among others, are part of the awning in Calle Málaga, which is already arousing interest among the villagers and visitors who come to photograph them.


The ganchilleras are women from the village who are enrolled in the crochet workshop and who prepare these awnings throughout the year. As they have more and more experience, they start to improve their skills and, like this year, they even crochet the faces of well-known artists. They are all directed by the teacher Eva Pacheco, who goes out of her way to help her students.


This crochet workshop has been running for five years and there are 40 women who take part as students. This is a project based on a circular economy, given that it is made using recycled material and the awning is reused every year, washed and reworked.


Sign up for personalised news

Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!


By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Privacy Policy for more information about our privacy practices.


Written by
Kevin Fraser Park
Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.


Leave a comment Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Known as the PEOPLE’S PAPER, Euro Weekly News is the leading English language newspaper in Spain. And it’s FREE!

Covering the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, Almeria, Axarquia, Mallorca and beyond, EWN supports and inspires the individuals, neighbourhoods, and communities we serve, by delivering news with a social conscience. Whether it’s local news in Spain, UK news or international stories, we are proud to be the voice for the expat communities who now call Spain home.

With around half a million print readers a week and over 1.5 million web views per month, EWN has the biggest readership of any English language newspaper in Spain. The paper prints over 150 news stories a week with many hundreds more on the web – no one else even comes close.

Our publication has won numerous awards over the last 25 years including Best Free Newspaper of the Year (Premios AEEPP), Company of the Year (Costa del Sol Business Awards) and Collaboration with Foreigners honours (Mijas Town Hall). All of this comes at ZERO cost to our readers. All our print and online content always has been and always will be FREE OF CHARGE.


Sign up for personalised news

Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!


By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our Privacy Policy for more information about our privacy practices.

Close

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Beach party for San Juan

Chiringuito owners who are taking part Credit: Ayuntamiento de Fuengirola The Beach Bars (Chiringuitos) of Fuengirola will be providing a night of...

Pig of a problem for Spain

China investigating EU pork dumping claims Photo credit : Pixabay/Mutinka China responded to EU tariffs on its electric vehicles (EVs) with an...

Beat the heat in Spain this weekend

Prepare sensibly for Spain’s rising temperatures Credit: Bradley Hook/Pexels Spain is gearing up for its first heatwave of the summer, with temperatures...

UPDATED INFORMATION: Missing Person - Kelly Saunders

Costa Blanca South UPDATED INFORMATION: Missing Person Kelly Saunders By Donna Williams • Updated: 19 Jun 2024 • 20:01 This article...