Dropping a bomb to brighten up the town
VOLUNTEERS on Anglesey are adding a splash of colour to its largest town centre – with a spot of yarn bombing.
On Saturday, some of the keen yarners met at Holyhead’s Catholic Lounge to start the work that’s hoped will brighten up parts of the town.
Town Councillor Vaughan Williams, who helped arranged the event with Sandra Jones, said: “We hope to have another three sessions, with the idea of having bits of art around the town to improve specific areas within Holyhead.
“I’d like to thank everyone who attended the first session at St Mary’s Hall and the Church for use of the hall.
“Yarnbombing is something unique and different and we hope it’ll put Holy- head on the map. Regardless of ability, everyone is welcome to enjoy the social element and have fun giving it a go!”
Yarn bombing, also known as guerrilla knitting and urban knitting, is a type of graffiti or street art that involves people or crocheting yarn to cover playgrounds, street furniture, cycle racks and statues with colourful woolly creations.
As well as being Wales’ busiest port, the town is also a popular destination for cruise ships from around the world, with 43 cruise ships to dock this summer, bringing tourists from all over the globe.
But when they next visit, its hoped the town centre will be that little brighter.
The next session will be held at Holyhead’s St Mary’s Church Hall, from 10am until 4pm. For more details visit the “Off the Hook” Facebook Page.
Yarn bombers Gladys Pritchard, Sandra Jones and Jennifer Williams get stuck in
Ivey Williams and Kerry Hughes