Wool in Leominster 2020

Those of you who enjoyed the magnificent Adventures in Wonderland display in the Buttercross Arcade last year are in for a treat.

Leominster in Bloom have partnered with local charity, ECHO to develop a new display for 2020. The two organisations are working together to create a crafted country lane complete with a knitted landscape, trees and lots of animals.

The knitted displays began in 2018 with 5,000 poppies. It really inspired local makers to take part and the team of volunteer makers has grown.  “The response has been amazing” said Lisa Woakes, co-ordinator for the display “People were asking what they could make for 2020 before we had even taken down the old display. We chose the theme of sheep, which could include lots of ideas including the town’s historical link to the famous Ryeland breed. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. There are well over a thousand squares towards the landscape already. ”

“Having the craft project has enabled more people to be involved and make a difference to the town. It offers a way to include schools, businesses and groups” said Geoffrey Crofts, Chairman of Leominster in Bloom. “Last year’s display was so colourful and much admired by locals and visitors to Leominster. We had very positive feedback about the impact it had made.”

For more information email lisa.woakes@echoherefordshire.co.uk

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Wool in Leominster 2020