St John’s Churchyard brightened up with yarn bombing display

Yarn bombing 1Street furniture and trees in St John’s Churchyard, Yeovil, was brightened up by volunteers and staff from South Somerset District Council on Tuesday 2 June when a form of street art called yarn bombing took place.

The street art, which is environmentally friendly, started after the great bulb giveaway and will stay up for as long as possible over the summer. Residents are invited to add to the collection.

Yarn bombing employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk, which can be easily removed at the end of the display with no damage. The display is part of the Yeovil in Bloom initiative for 2015.

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Volunteers from Knit and Knatter helped decorate trees, benches, lamp posts and fencing at St John’s Churchyard which are all now on display for you to see.

Councillor David Recardo, ChairmYarn bombing 3an of Yeovil in Bloom said, “The church grounds look wonderful with the addition of the colour. Our thanks go to the ladies doing the knitting because without you the project could not happen. Lesley Jelleyman and her team should also be congratulated for all their hard work installing the knitted items. This is our second year doing yarn bombing and last year was good, this year was better – what will next year bring?”

Yeovil won Gold in last year’s South West in Bloom competition for the sixth time and eleven neighbourhood awards in the Britain in Bloom contest.

The Yeovil in Bloom initiative is managed and funded by Yeovil Town Council, and delivered with the support of South Somerset District Council.