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18th Sep, 2021

Secret Knitted Garden among Warwickshire Open Studios creations

Editorial Correspondent 27th Jul, 2021 Updated: 28th Jul, 2021

A SECRET Knitted Garden formed part of this year’s Warwckshire Open Studios art event.

Creative wellbeing charity Escape Arts called on crafty folk from the community and beyond to knit, purl and felt their way to create a woollen oasis of fruit, flowers, vegetables and wildlife.

The Secret Garden featured in The Service Yard off Sheep Street, home to Escape Arts Heritage Centre.

The knitted creatures and plants are now being toured to various locations around Warwickshire, including residential and care homes.

Charity CEO Karen Williams said: “We’ve been inundated with a vast array of woollen veggies and flowers and every conceivable garden creature, from knitted slugs to a felted heron. So many people have contributed their knitted creations, it was such fun discovering what knitted goodies were dropped off at the heritage centre. But the project has also been a really good way to keep people connected, sharing ideas, techniques and working together online, to create this secret splendour in the centre of Stratford.”

Visit www.escapearts.org.uk for more information on the charity.

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