This weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the Kilsby Yarn Bombing event, and seeing the wacky knitted sculptures dotted around the village certainly brightened up my weekend!
2021 is centenary year for Kilsby Women’s Institute and what better way to mark this than with a 2 metre high metal sunflower on the village green and enough yarn bombing to cover the entire village!
As part of the ceremony, I unveiled the stunning Memorial Sunflower commissioned from Tony Davis. You can visit this beautiful piece of art in the wild flower meadow on Malt Mill Green, and continue the trail around the village to discover the other sculptures – from a knitted tea party at the Red Lion, to a poppy memorial to remember the fallen outside St Faith’s Church.
To all the volunteers who spent days and days sewing things to fences, lampposts and trees, well done! You can see all this for yourself until September and it is worth going to have a look around for a rather unique day out this summer.