Knitters invited to get involved with Herne Bay yarn-bombing

Knitters invited to get involved with Herne Bay yarn-bombing

Keen knitters in the south-east of England - and the rest of the country too - have been encouraged to get involved in a yarn-bombing project that is set to take place in August.

Organiser Sara Worley has given would-be participants plenty of notice about the enterprise so they can get involved and make a  unique 'beach hut cosy' to cover one of Herne Bay's beach huts in time for the Herne Bay Festival, the Canterbury Times reports.

Anyone who likes the sound of it can knit or crochet rectangles of colourful yarn measuring around five inches by nine inches, with any stitch or pattern welcome. The brief is also open in terms of colour, but Sara said it's a case of the brighter, the better in this case.

Once all the patches have been received, they will be joined together and a hut will be selected to have the creation draped over the top of it.

"A whole hut will be smothered in marvellous multi-coloured knitting and have pride of place at this year's festival - with the help of residents and keen knitters," Sara enthused.

It is also hoped that people who see the hut will be inspired to take up the craft themselves, as the organisers are keen to run knitting workshops from inside the tiny shelter during the festival.

"I love it. I'd be happy to assist if I can," said Beach Hut Owners' Association chairman Andrew Cook.

Knitters wanting to send in their rectangles can either search Facebook for the group 'Beach Hut Cosy' or get in touch with Sara directly using the email address

Yarn-bombing is becoming hugely popular all over the world. We recently reported how keen yarn-bomber Patti McSkane from Oyster Bay in Long Island, US, is hoping to make a temporary project a permanent fixture in her home town.

She wants to see streets, buildings and trees decorated with beautiful woolly creations all year round to attract tourists and brighten up the everyday lives of residents.

Why not see if you can get involved with yarn-bombing this year?

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