‘Yarnbomb’ puts colour on parade

The railings by the York steps were brightened up on Good Friday as the were covered in colourful k

The railings by the York steps were brightened up on Good Friday as the were covered in colourful knitting. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 9764-17-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders - Credit: Archant

Tourists were treated to a ‘knitty welcome’ at Sidmouth seafront over the Easter weekend when a creative crew embraced a crafty craze.

The railings by the York steps were brightened up on Good Friday as the were covered in colourful k

The railings by the York steps were brightened up on Good Friday as the were covered in colourful knitting. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 9762-17-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders - Credit: Archant

Five members of the town’s knit café used up their odds and ends to ‘yarnbomb’ the railings, sewing coverings and even bobbly hats.

The colourful decorations were stitched in place on Thursday evening, with the help of some intrigued passers-by, in place for Good Friday.

The knitters are now planning their next yarnbombing for FolkWeek.

Sidmouth Knit Café welcomes knitters, crocheters and embroiderers to the Unitarian Meeting Hall every Friday from 10am until noon. Entry (£4) includes tea and homemade cakes.


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