Knitters get making to help yarn-bomb Honiton gallery

PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 February 2016

Honiton mayor Caroline Kolek is joined by Min Rennolds.

Honiton mayor Caroline Kolek is joined by Min Rennolds.

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A group of knitters have started making colourful decorations which will be used to ‘yarn-bomb’ Honiton-based Thelma Hulbert Gallery’s (THG) garden.

Sabrina Däschinger (left) and Verity Alphonse take part in the group knitting session.Sabrina Däschinger (left) and Verity Alphonse take part in the group knitting session.

Caroline Kolek, the town’s mayor, was joined by others to knit the woolly garments, which will be strung up in the gallery’s front garden later this year.

Yarn-bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

The knitting sessions were held over two days at the gallery, which will be yarn-bombed to recognise the work carried out in town to help people living with dementia.

Carla Salisbury (left) and Heather Penwarden, chair of Honiton DAA, do their bit.Carla Salisbury (left) and Heather Penwarden, chair of Honiton DAA, do their bit.


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