Pictures: Guerrilla knitters Yarnbomb Exeter
Exeter residents woke up this morning to find that the city had been yarnbombed.
The city centre had seen some of it’s monuments, benches and statues covered with woolen ‘tags’.
The phenomenon, known as ‘Yarnbombing’, is a cross between graffiti and knitting, and Exeter is one of many city’s to be hit by the knitting guerillas.
Across the country dozens of balls of coloured wool are used to make huge sleeves or cosies which are then stitched onto a fixed object, sometimes done under the cover of darkness.
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The culprits have been named as the Make, Do and Mend Ladies, a community based project in Exeter ‘bringing like minded people together with a vintage feel.’
Organiser Josie-Mary said:
“The Make, Do and Mend ladies were out in force again last night making Exeter beautiful! We celebrated our 3rd birthday this year & wanted to let Exeter know what we're about.”
“Hope we brought a smile to your face this morning!”
Yarnbombing is thought to have originated in the US but knitters are now beginning to cover British streets in woollen 'tags'.
One of the most ambitious pieces of work saw a woman spend an entire week covering a disused single decker bus in colourful swatches.