Bishop’s Cast-on

A town knitters group has “yarn-bombed” Bishop’s Castle.

Members of the KnitWits group have been decorating street furniture, houses, gates, trees and even the town hall with their creations. The knitted display went up today, the eve of the first Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival.

KnitWit Rachel Hawes explained, “We want to brighten the town up and make people smile. And already people are enjoying the pieces we’ve put up.”

The Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow morning with a public knitting and crochet workshop at the Castle Hotel. Led by Gaynor Cook and Dru Cole, the free workshop is for adults and children (accompanied by an adult), and will give everyone a chance to learn the basics of knitting and crochet. The workshop starts at 10am. Bring knitting needles and scraps of wool if you have them. You could even knit up your own “yarn bomb” to add to the display, says Rachel.

The KnitWits meet from 6pm on Thursdays at the Three Tuns. All knitters welcome.


Above, knitters Teddy Burton, Judith Bowen, Rachel Hawes, Judith Shone and Frankie Rickford prepare to drop their "yarn bombs"

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  1. Karen Bavastock
    February 16, 2012 at 09:46

    This is great. I came out of a meeting in the Town Hall last night and noticed a yarn bombing, what a fantastic idea. Many congratulations and thanks to the yarn bombers for their hard work.

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