Christmas all sewn up for the Studley Stitchers - The Redditch Standard

Christmas all sewn up for the Studley Stitchers

Redditch Editorial 20th Dec, 2023   0

THE STUDLEY Stitchers have unveiled their latest Christmas topper creations.

The festive knits have been installed on post boxes and bollards around the village.

The small group of largely anonymous knitters has evolved over the year from one decorated box to several.

Residents old and young are visiting the pillar boxes to take photos to share with families and friends.

Diane Dutton from the group said: “My drive to get involved was trying to learn to crochet by the age of 50 but lockdown put paid to that.

“So I challenged myself to do a Jubilee topper within six months and approached the first mystery crafter to join forces and co-ordinate our projects.

“We are like magnets and have attracted friends, neighbours and colleagues to the group.

“I can honestly say I have never worked with such a lovely bunch of ladies.”

The yarn bombing started when a member of the group saw something similar on holiday and thought it would brighten up the village.

Since the first Easter topper was displayed, the group has grown to eight knitters and crocheters.

They aim to continue their work in the village and have a few surprises for next year.

Meanwhile Studley Parish Council has also approved a grant to enable the group to carry on creating.

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