Yarn bombing surprise for shoppers in Cirencester
YARN bombers have pulled off a woolly good stunt in Cirencester this week.
Shoppers passing through The Wool Market on Dyer Street will have spotted that the resident ‘Ram’ is looking a little cosier than usual.
The Wild Woolly Women’s knitting group have dressed the statue up in a “surprise” jumper and leg warmers, to promote National Knitting Week and Love Wool week, running from October 15 to 21.
Trudy Drysdale said: “We wanted to show that knitting can be fun to hopefully get more people involved in it.”
She added: “If it wasn’t for wool merchants, the Cotswolds wouldn’t be what it is today.”
The Wool Market’s latest resident Debbie Richardson, who owns new knitting store Three Sheep Wools, also gave a helping hand with the stunt, which is in aid of Cotswold Care Hospice.
“It’s such a fantastic way to create something individual and bright,” Debbie said.
To encourage new knitters, Debbie is hosting a free drop-in session every Saturday morning from 10am to 11am, from October 27, where visitors can learn new skills or socialise with a cup of tea. Visitors will need to bring or buy their own wool.
Donations to Cotswold Care Hospice can be made at Three Sheep Wools, or at cotswoldcare.org.uk
The Wild Woolly Women are always looking for new members of any age – to get involved, visit www.wildwoollywomen.co.uk or meet the group at The Cirencester Organic Farm Shop every fourth Wednesday of the month from 10am to 1pm.