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Yarn-bombing will explode into village

Store manager Andy Hall and member and community relations officer Karen Ball (far right), provide refreshments to local knitting group including Helen Chadwick, chair of Melton's Fairtrade Group (far left) for Fairtrade Fortnight EMN-140227-173220001

Store manager Andy Hall and member and community relations officer Karen Ball (far right), provide refreshments to local knitting group including Helen Chadwick, chair of Melton's Fairtrade Group (far left) for Fairtrade Fortnight EMN-140227-173220001

Guerilla knitters can get creative and transform Burton Green with colourful tree cosies in a brand new community venture this summer.

Made in Burton Green 2014 will include a brand new ‘yarn-bombing’ project to bring woodland to life alongside an arts and crafts exhibition and scarecrow competition along the Greenway in June.

The idea behind the event to showcase talent around the village is for “guerilla knitters” to get creating and crocheting to decorate trees, benches and grassland in woodland alongside a chosen footpath.

Groups including schools, knitting clubs and family and friends are now being encouraged to adopt a tree and make it their own, using a theme to focus their work.

The event will be held in the last weekend of June as part of Warwickshire Open Studios. Yarn-bombing and scarecrows will remain in place until July 13.

Made in Burton Green is about showcasing local artistic talent and bringing the community together.

For more details or to get involved in the festival, contact madeinburtongreen@me.com or visit the Facebook page to follow progress.

 

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