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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mystery of wool covered landmarks unravelled

* A wool-draped tree outside the Town Hall.
Local WI members have unravelled the mystery of why landmarks across the town centre ended up with a woolly look first thing this (Saturday) morning.

Everything from the phone box to trees were given woollen coverings as part of a special exercise called yarn bombing - sometimes called guerilla knitting or yarn graffiti.

It was a joint venture between Glyndyfrydwy WI,  Llangollen WI and Valley Girls WI with the aim of celebrating creativity and spreading some colour and happiness in the community.

A Valley Girls WI spokeswoman said: “It really has been teamwork with members of all three WI's quietly knitting away at home to create squares,  pom-poms and other motifs.

“We came together to create the larger pieces to cover the key structures.

“We're hoping to salvage what we can of the knitwear to make blankets for needy groups, maybe the elderly in our community or possibly refugees.

“Another idea is to make them into twiddle muffs which are used by people with dementia as this different textures and shapes can help soothe restless hands. 

“Many thanks to all involved and to the Fringe Festival committee for their support too.”

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