Yarn-bombing 1st - 31st July
Visit Clovelly during the month of July and enjoy discovering the yarn-bombed 'Secret Garden' of our famously picturesque fishing village. With seaside garlands and crocheted ‘cobble-cosies’ plus much more ~ Co-ordinated by Clovelly Silk in conjunction with the Clovelly Community Gardening Group, this unusual project is part of Clovelly’s entry to the ‘South West in Bloom’ competition and is in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. If you would like to help by donating a piece of knitting, crochet or weaving, any colour, size or style, please visit www.clovellysilk.com/yarnbombing
A chance for visitors to Clovelly as well as the wonderful people who have contributed to the yarn bomb, to see their work in situ in the 'Secret Garden' between the Kingsley Museum and Fisherman's Cottage and celebrate everyone’s hard work. We are raising funds for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. What is Yarn-bombing?:
- Yarn Bombing is a type of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn rather than paint or chalk. Yarn installations can be easily removed if necessary.
- Our chosen charity is the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. As a village which is sometimes difficult to access, we are acutely aware of the invaluable work that the service provides. The D.A.A.T. helicopters are able to get to most of Devon within 10 minutes and the whole of Devon within 15. It costs £ millions every year to keep Devon’s Air Ambulances operational.
- In October 2012 Clovelly suffered a flood. As a torrent of muddy water rushed down the famous cobbled street, it left a trail of destruction. The misery of the flood failed to dampen the spirits of Clovelly residents and as people pulled together, Clovelly Community Gardening Group was formed. The clean up and recovery was so swift and profound that Clovelly entered the annual South West In Bloom competition, regional competition which is part of Britain in Bloom, the largest horticultural campaign in Europe. We won Gold Awards in 2015 and 2016. Taking part in the competition has inspired many exciting projects over the past few years with a real emphasis on the pride and community spirit which is so strong in Clovelly. To view a past Yarn Bombing film, please click on the link below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktwedSz93w8&feature=youtu.be