Get out the knitting needles for a yarn-bombing event

Get out the knitting needles for a yarn-bombing event

The yarn-bombing craze is set to get an even wider following, due to an event in Scotland this weekend.

A Knit in the Park event is to take place at MacRosty Park in Crieff on Sunday, July 29th.

As part of the event, knitters, felters and crocheters are being asked to yarn-bomb the bandstand, proving guerrilla knitting is no longer a secretive affair.

Organiser Mandy Moore said its not just expert knitters invited to the event, as it will be an opportunity for people to learn a new crafty skill.

"Knit in the Park has been organised to celebrate local crafts, particularly woolly crafts," she explained.

"So we hope to see lots of people come along and give knitting or one of the other crafts a go."

Knit in the Park is a whole day event and, if the weather is nice it's the perfect spot for a family picnic and a bit of purling in the sunshine.

However, yarn-bombers are not normally to keen to drop their woolly masks.

One of the most recent instances of guerrilla knitting took place in the sleepy town of Stone in Staffordshire.

Although there was no sign of the crafty assailant, proof where they'd been were found on the sign welcoming people into the town and along a tow-path.

Colourful bunting was this yarn-bombers tool of choice, although other instances across the country have included knitting cosy coveralls for trees and decorating dull fences with bold crocheted flowers.

Helen Blakemore, a shop worker at Stafford's Knits and Needles, told the Staffordshire Newsletter that she thinks yarn-bombing is a great way to brighten up Joe Public.

"There's not a lot to smile about these days and if you can find a way to put a smile on people's faces you should take it. Knitters need to pick up their needles, find a public area and do as much yarn-bombing as possible," she said.

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