Staff and residents at The Hall Residential Care Home, in Thornton-le-Dale, are undertaking a project to yarn bomb the outside of the home as part of the village’s North Yorkshire Britain in Bloom entry.
For the competition, staff and residents at The Hall want to make sure that their home is as decorative and colourful as possible. To bring the Thornton-le-Dale community together, the home is inviting local people to get involved while the country is in lockdown.
Yarn bombing is a form of temporary street art that uses crocheted or knitted yarn to decorate buildings, benches, lampposts and fences. The care home is planning to make use of the form of street art to decorate the outside of their building with wool flowers and pollinators in time for Easter weekend this April.
Christina Stone, resident at The Hall, said “I’m very excited to be a part of the Britain in Bloom competition entry, I love gardening and find knitting very relaxing and can’t wait to see what the yarn bombing will look like.”
Nicky Beach, manager at The Hall, said: “We wanted to do something fun and creative to keep our residents and the local community connected, and this yarn bombing is the perfect opportunity.
“Yarn bombing the outside of The Hall with wool flowers and knitted images will hopefully bring the community together and we are excited to see the yarn art that members of our community produce.
“Whether you knit flowers, create wool pictures, French knit, or make rug mats, anything to help decorate would be appreciated!”