This June get ready for Doncaster’s first major yarn bomb project in conjunction with DNweekeND. Whether you’re a newbie knitter or a crochet expert this is your chance to bring something unique to bright-up the drabest day.
Yarn Bombing is a relatively new phenomenon whereby groups of knitters have been known to attack urban spaces with beautifully decorated wools and yarns. Similar to street artists, yarn bombers places their beautifully honed artworks in unusual places to attract the attention of the public.
This yarn bomb project has been brought about by Knit & Stitch who are working closely with local craft groups to create specific yarn bomb artworks relating to the Market. Rachel Horne Doncopolitan Editor who also works at St John’s Hospice will be creating “Yarn Bomb Bon’s” in lemon and pink inspired by the markets sweet stalls. Liz Knight proprietor at Knit & Stitch has had a specific fish pattern designed for the project that knitters can download from online for free. The project hopes to see a hundred plus fish made that will celebrate Doncaster’s award winning fish market.
All the work created from will be displayed at Doncaster Market on 20th of June.If you are looking to attend a session here’s a list of groups and classes you can join. To find out more attend anyone of the following dates. But remember Yarn Bombing’s for life and not just for the DNweekeND all these classes are ongoing and take place every week in Doncaster.
Knit& Stitch Crafternoon
Wednesday 20th May 1pm-3pm
Wednesday 3rd June 1pm-3pm
26 Market Place, Doncaster Town Centre
Marketplace Ale House Deli Crafternoon
Tuesday 14th May 5pm – 7pm
Thursdat 21st May 5pm -7pm
21 Market Place, Doncaster DN1 1ND
Get involved Knitting & Crotchet Group
Tuesday 20th May 10am -1pm
Doncaster Central Library, DN1 3JE
Cask Corner Stitch & Bitch
Tuesday 26th May 5pm – 7pm
3 Cleveland Street, DN1 3EH