Escape Arts yarn bombing leaves Stratford residents in stitches - The Stratford Observer

Escape Arts yarn bombing leaves Stratford residents in stitches

Stratford Editorial 16th May, 2023   0

THE LATEST creation for the King’s Coronation is leaving Stratford residents in stitches.

Escape Arts’ knitting group, Stratford in Stitches, has been yarn bombing across the town using colourful knitted and crocheted artworks inspired by the new King and Queen.

This has included Royal Mail post box toppers, which can be found at the top of Sheep Street opposite the town hall, on Waterside next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and on Tiddington Road near the junction with Loxley Road.

The artistic endeavor has been made possible thanks to a £1,000 donation from Taylor Wimpey Midlands.

The creations will be moved to Warwick to commemorate King Charles’ birthday in November.

Stratford in Stitches has a long-standing reputation for its keenness for yarn bombing and has previously decorated a variety of locations including Bancroft Gardens and The Old Slaughterhouse.

Dionne Sambrook, from Escape Arts, said: ‘We were delighted to have the support of Taylor Wimpey Midlands for our yarn bombing project.

Their generous donation helped us to cover the costs of materials and equipment, and enabled us to create a truly spectacular display for the King’s Coronation.”


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