Ruddington’s Seaside Yarn Bomb!

This latest burst of creative, knitted activity has just hit our village centre for the summer – courtesy of the now infamous ‘Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’. Following a similar ‘Yarn Bomb’ at Christmas, one or two changing pillar box toppers outside the Co-op before and after that (marking topical events such as Remembrance Day) and then a very impressive ‘Platinum Jubilee Yarn Bomb’ – where the knitters really pulled out all the stops – this new one’s called ‘Ruddington on Sea’. A ‘Ninjas’ spokesperson tells us: “This is to bring some summer fun for…

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Ruddington’s Platinum Jubilee in Pictures

When it comes to joining in with national celebrations, Ruddington has once again shown it’s up there with the best! The many events organised over the long ‘Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’ weekend by Ruddington Parish Council alongside contributions from our village museums, community groups, organisations, and individuals, commemorating Her Majesty’s amazing seventy years on the throne will long be remembered by the thousands of villagers and visitors who joined in. Highlights have included ‘Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’ latest spectacular Yarn Bomb (with only a temporary glitch when Harry, William and Sophie went…

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Platinum Jubilee Village Events

Come and celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s record breaking reign – starts today Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.  To mark the Platinum Jubilee our village has been decorated with red, white and blue flowers, ribbons, flags and yarn bombing displays. The Green will be home to beacon lighting, a tree-planting ceremony and a community picnic, followed by games and live music, for all to enjoy. Also lots of events involving dancing, crafting, eating and drinking at various village venues. Here are some Thursday 2nd of June highlights:  8.30am…

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Cosy Christmas FKM

Fancy a unique festive family fun event at the Framework Knitters’ Museum? ‘A Cosy Cottage Christmas’ will be between 3pm and 7pm on December 18th. This is the museum’s ‘once in a year treat’ to experience a Victorian Christmas, lit by candlelight. Also the Ruddington Choir will perform, and you’ll have the chance to make your own souvenir on the 20th century circular knitting machines. FWK says: “Experience the museum in its Christmas spirit with the festively decorated cottages, candlelit machine shops, hot roasted chestnuts, and mushy peas. Who knows,…

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Ruddington’s Jubilee Banner

The impressive result of months of planning and knitting was revealed today – as Ruddington prepares to celebrate the long Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend in style. The finished, knitted banner was hoisted up outside The Framework Knitters’ Museum on Chapel Street this lunchtime (Friday 27th May), watched by onlookers – some of whom are actually featured within the stitching of the giant artwork created by textile artist Marie Jones! You can watch our video of the very first, momentous raising of the new village banner below. As previously reported, Marie was commissioned…

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Platinum Jubilee Yarn Bomb!

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…

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Macrame Workshop

Book your place NOW at the Macrame Workshop. It’ll be at the Framework Knitters’ Museum on Saturday 21st May from 1pm to 4pm. Try your hand at fibre art. Macramé can be used to make most things and this is a great opportunity to create your unique plant hanger. Organisers say: “The workshop costs £30 per person and you will come away with your very own plant holder, made with your own fair hand! All materials are provided, and Kathryn will guide you through the whole process. How lovely will this look…

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Platinum Jubilee Plans Progress

A provisional programme of events has been revealed for Ruddington’s celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen’s seventy years on the throne this summer. With extra UK public holidays already in place for the Platinum Jubilee, Ruddington Parish Council has organised a weekend of activities to mark our much loved Monarch’s record breaking reign. From Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th June 2022, The Green will be home to beacon lighting, a tree-planting ceremony and a community picnic, followed by games and live music, for all to enjoy. The whole village will be…

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Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’ Festive Surprise!

Visitors to Ruddington village centre are being treated to an array of amazing, knitted creations this Christmas after an unexpected ‘yarn bomb’ added a new dimension to our more conventional festive decorations. With the usual traders’ Christmas trees and St Peter’s Rooms light installation already in place, yesterday (December 3rd) a group calling itself ‘Ruddington Yarn Ninjas’ swept through Church Street with hundreds of additional, seasonal creations to bring some festive colour for yuletide shoppers and sightseers. These include nine reindeer, Santa Claus, a snowman, dozens of twirlers, over 300 pom-poms,…

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