Celebrating Dereham yarn bombing event starts with 32ft caterpillar

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Dereham Community Crafters add the final touch to the Celebrating Dereham Yarn Bomb - a 32ft caterpillar - Credit: Breckland Council

The celebrating Dereham yarn bombing event has started and includes an incredible 32ft caterpillar.

The mystery yarn bombs started appearing around the town on the night of July 28 across street shop windows but also on street furniture, lamp posts and bollards.

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Councillor Paul Claussen, executive member for economic development and growth, and Dereham Breckland councillors help launch the Dereham Community Crafters Yarn Bombing. - Credit: Breckland Council

The installation includes pictures of famous Dereham residents, including Bishop Bonner, Ellenor Fenn, William Cowper and St Withburga.

It has been funded by Breckland Council's Market Towns Initiative and it has been created by the Dereham Community Crafters and Judy Rogers from the organisation said: "As crafters we wanted to play our part and give back to the community, bringing some colour and joy back into the world.

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The yarn bombing event is adding a bit of colour to Dereham. - Credit: Breckland Council

“The yarn bombs have taken several months of careful planning and knitting in secret and involved hundreds of balls of wool, so many I think we have lost count.


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"A dozen local crafters have been involved in this project and I am immensely proud of the finished work.

"We hope the yarn bomb installation gives everyone a smile when out and about in our town.”

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The yarn bombs have been appearing around the town. - Credit: Breckland Council

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It is hoped it will give the people of Dereham a bit of a smile as they walk around town. - Credit: Breckland Council

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Some of the yarn bombs include interesting patterns and designs. - Credit: Breckland Council

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The yarn bombs can be found in different areas around the town. - Credit: Breckland Council

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The mystery yarn bombs have appeared in street shop windows but also on street furniture, lamp posts and bollards. - Credit: Breckland Council

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Yarn bombing on Flour and Bean bakery. - Credit: Breckland Council

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Yarn bombing bunting across the town. - Credit: Breckland Council

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The yarn bombing includes a varied mix of characters and individuals. - Credit: Breckland Council

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Dereham in yarn! - Credit: Steve Hitchman Photography


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