Eagle-eyed Ruddingtonians will already have spotted the appearance of some new, knitted creations around our village – courtesy of the now famous ‘Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’.
Following a similar ‘Yarn Bomb’ at Christmas, and one or two changing pillar box toppers outside the Co-op before and after that, marking topical events, the ‘Ninjas’ have been very busy getting ready to celebrate the long Queen’s ‘Platinum Jubilee’ weekend next month. Their yarn bombing displays are part of Ruddington Parish Council‘s plans to adorn our whole village with red, white and blue flowers, ribbons, flags and other royal-themed decorations alongside all the other activities planned from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th June 2022.
Back in January, RUDDINGTON.info shared an appeal from the ‘Handmade in Rudd’ Facebook group for local knitters, pom pom and tassle makers, crocheters and sewists to come forward. Their colourful contributions are now appearing all around the village.
Liz Dean from the group reveals there is more to go up, but most is now there: “So many people to thank” she says. “Ruddington Parish Council and Ruddington Village Centre Partnership who provided funding. Knotty Knits & Kreative Krafts and Sarah from the yarn market stall for selling us yarn cheaper than normal! The Framework Knitters’ Museum for providing us with a free room to meet and use of their sock machine and yarn, Ruddington Brownies, U3A and the Ruddington WI for their makes and The Bottle Top for being a drop off point.”
She adds that it’s the result of a massive amount of recent work: “Hours and hours and hours of planning, preparation and knitting, crocheting, sewing, pom pom and tassel making from all the amazing people involved. Thank you all, we feel very proud – but exhausted!”
Photos of some of the other knitted ‘Yarn Bomb’ displays already in place can be seen in the slideshow below. If you have further images to share with us, we’d love to add them in – giving you a photo credit, if you wish.
You can find out about some of the other Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Ruddington >>HERE<<.