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In Stitches to yarn bomb the Manchester Flower Show

26 May 2021

University group to showcase their colourful designs by decorating a city centre tree

In Stitches craft designs

Members of In Stitches have been knitting, stitching, crocheting and crafting up a storm to make colourful squares, flowers, birds and bees in readiness for the Manchester Flower Show, which runs from Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June. 

The group will decorate a tree outside Marks & Spencer on Market Street with their work this Friday, 28 May.

The art of yarn bombing, also known as guerilla knitting, is a type of graffiti or street art that uses colourful displays of knitting instead of paint or chalk.

Diane Bennett, a coordinator of In Stitches, said, “A few of us will be in Manchester on the Friday morning decorating the tree. We’re really looking forward to it – we really enjoyed yarn bombing the Coronation Street tour a few years ago.”

In Stitches, the knitting and stitching group for staff at The University of Manchester, have been meeting weekly on Zoom over the past year.  

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