Sunday 3 June 2012

Jubilee Yarnbombing

I don't normally post about things in my life outside of writing but I thought, in the spirit of the day, I'd break with tradition and talk about both current events AND one of my hobbies! As some of you know, I'm a keen knitter and I really enjoy putting together new projects. Well everything I've ever done pales into insignificance alongside the recent yarnbombings in Saltburn, North Yorkshire!

Yarnbombing is essentially graffiti composed of knitted or crocheted objects, although it doesn't damage its environment and it's easily removed. In Saltburn, the guerilla knitters first struck with a set of Olympic themed figures along the pier, and now they've done the same for the Diamond Jubilee up by the clifftop lift. Aren't they fantastic?!

Jubilee chinaware

Royal Couple

Queen Victoria

I think this might be the Queen Mother but I'm not sure!


JoniB said...

That's hysterically funny! I'm imagining all these guerrilla grannies dressed in black and attaching these things everywhere at 3 o'clock in the morning! Love it!

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