26th Oct, 2016

Knitters upset after yarn bomb ruined

Rob George 22nd May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EVESHAM group were left devastated after their latest attempt to bring a little colour to the town centre was hijacked.

Kind-hearted members of Evesham Knitters were up and about early on Saturday (May 16) morning for the town’s third ‘yarn bomb’.

The team of knitters and crocheters, aged 14 to 82 years old, rose at 5.30am to install the 13 asparagus-shaped bollard cosies.

But within 24 hours, the creations were gone and broken-hearted members of the popular group were left with just a few scraps of yarn and cable ties as well as a miniature cosy made for their stand at Asparafest.

Hazel Townley, from the group said: “We did this because we are proud of our area and it’s asparagus tradition.

“We wanted to put a smile on people’s faces as they walked up Bridge Street.

“We have been left dismayed and would like to know why they have been taken. We just wanted get involved with the Asparagus Festival and Voluntary Arts Week,” she added.