A group of knitters has been bringing joy to the residents of a South Derbyshire village as part of National Yarn Bombing Day.
The Overseal Knit and Natter group has been busy covering areas of Overseal with their woolly creations which have gained notoriety throughout the village.
Several bollards have been given a facelift thanks to the knitting group’s nimble fingers, as well as railings and even a traffic light.
Known as yarn-bombing, woollen creations are knitted and put on everyday items outside, for no particular reason other than to make people smile.
Group member Paula Hampson said the idea to “yarn bomb” the village came from seeing success in other villages.
She said: “It was national Yarn Bombing Day recently and we have seen the success in other places and thought it would be a brilliant community thing.
“On the post office we put knitted stamps, on the railings outside the home next to the post office, we have put hats with little pompoms.
“We have knitted a seaside scene and boat on a gate and some of the traffic bollards outside the car showroom were knitted as aliens, and we put a scarf around a traffic light.”
The group also created a ‘pompom’ tree asking other villagers to add their own pompoms.
Mrs Hampson said: “Everyone absolutely loves it. When we were putting it all up people were coming out and taking photos, and having a laugh.
“The community also joined in and made pompoms.”
The Knit and Natter group have about 10 members and meet at 7.30pm every Thursday at the Robin Hood pub, in Burton Road, Overseal.
History of Yarn Bombing Day
Ironically Yarn Bombing Day started as a simple gimmick at a sewing boutique, as part of their style and personality they knitted a sleeve for their door handle, and from there it spread. From there it started spreading to cover telephone poles, put colourful socks on statues, bike racks and even trees.