It’s a stitch up Coleraine is yarn-bombed

In February, Causeway Rural & Urban Network placed an advertisement on social media calling for knitters and crocheters to come forward and get involved in a creative project.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 10:15 am

The Covid 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on women particularly as they have shouldered the burden of caring responsibilities, work, parenting and home-schooling.

A spokesperson sais: “We had looked at the town centre in Coleraine which had been mainly shuttered during lockdown and wanted to do a project which would provide a feel-good factor as we slowly return to normal life and allow us to celebrate the creativity and skills within our local community.

“We could not have predicted the amazing women of all ages and skills level who have come forward and taken on the task with enthusiasm, humour, and grace.

“A yarnbombing project was suggested as a form of public art which was accessible to women of all ages and skills.”

Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk - and Coleraine has been well and truly yarn-bombed!

“We hope that you have enjoyed the fruits of our project, the wonderful displays around the town centre and that it has brough a smile.”

Ann McNickle, Project Manager at CRUN, said it was an honour to be part of the project. She said she was proud of “all the talented and creative ladies, who gave up so much of their free time to produce such a wonderful display of colourful crocheted and knitted items.”