July 01, 2016 to July 31, 2016

Visit Clovelly during the month of July and enjoy discovering the yarn-bombed areas of our famously picturesque fishing village. With knitted donkeys, seaside garlands and cro-cheted ‘cobble-cosies’ plus much more ~ there’s even a life-sized model of the Queen!

Co-ordinated by Clovelly Silk in conjunction with the Clovelly Community Gardening Group, this unusual project is part of Clovelly’s entry to the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition and is in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Pieces of knitting, crochet and weaving have been sent from all over the UK and as far afield as America! People have taken such care and been so generous to donate their beautiful work.
Organisers are absolutely thrilled. The group have been sent crochet squares and pompoms, beautiful garlands and bunting, not to mention some very colourful and unusual pieces, such as crocheted fish & chips! People of all ages have been involved, with toddlers and school children helping, as well as textile groups and individuals too ~ we believe the oldest contributor is 100 years young!

A chance for visitors to Clovelly as well as the wonderful people who have contributed to the yarn bomb, to walk through the village to see their work in situ and celebrate everyone’s hard work. We are raising funds for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

• Yarn Bombing is a type of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn rather than paint or chalk. Yarn installations can be easily removed if necessary.

• Our chosen charity is the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. As a village which is sometimes difficult to access, we are acutely aware of the invaluable work that the service provides. The D.A.A.T. heli-copters are able to get to most of Devon within 10 minutes and the whole of Devon within 15. It now costs £5.5million every year to keep Devon’s two Air Ambulances operational.

• In October 2012 Clovelly suffered a flood. As a torrent of muddy water rushed down the famous cobbled street, it left a trail of destruction. The misery of the flood failed to dampen the spirits of Clovelly residents and as people pulled together, Clovelly Community Gardening Group was formed. The clean up and recovery was so swift and profound that Clovelly entered the annual South West In Bloom competition. A regional competition which is part of Britain in Bloom, the largest horticultural campaign in Europe. Taking part in the competition has inspired many excit-ing projects over the past few years with a real emphasis on the pride and community spirit which is so strong in Clovelly.

To view the Yarn Bombing film, please click on the link below