Abbiati Monuments has teamed up with the Brattleboro Floral Arts and Garden Club’s participation in the Vermont Cobble Project.
The Garden Club is selling Cobbles as a fund raiser – to maintain the Creamery Bridge Gardens.
The Vermont Cobble Project is an ongoing effort with the Brattleboro Floral Arts & Garden Club to create Green Spaces that the community has a part in. Our first Cobble Project will be creating Cobbles for the Brattleboro Creamery Bridge Garden. Go to the Garden Club site, VermontGardenClubs.org and click Projects/Cobble Project for all the details.
Here is a small sampling of our work. These are the cobbles in the sand blasting room. They are covered with a plastic film that exposes the lettering for the cobbles. You can see the lettering in the cobble on the right. For efficiency we sandblast several item at a time. Notice the claw feet for a bathtub!
After the Sand-Blasting process is complete, the plastic is removed and the recessed letters are hand painted – for better viewing. The paint used is very durable and will last for a long long time.
Notice the lower right cobble. Mileva is a Past President of the Brattleboro Florial Arts & Garden Club. Her cobble still has the plastic on it, and has not yet been painted.
It is so much fun to see the cobbles being created. Tom Carleton, currently works in our Keene Monuments office. He is a talented Fabricator who explained how the cobble engraving is done.