Yarn bombers weave Romeo and Juliet outside South Essex College in Southend

Echo: We do love a good yarn! Knitting ninjas create romantic Valentine's scene outside Southend college We do love a good yarn! Knitting ninjas create romantic Valentine's scene outside Southend college

A ROMANTIC tale of two lovers was weaved outside a college by anonymous knitting ninjas. 

The railings outside South Essex College in Southend was decorated overnight by by The Craft Club who are a group of 

The "yarn bomb" was created by the crafty group to brighten up the campus for Valentine's Day.

Yarn bombers leave knitted graffiti around towns and cities to reclaim and beautify the urban landscape.

The craze started five years ago in the United States, when Magda Sayeg founded the first guerrilla knitting group, Knitta Please, in Texas.

The Craft Club were also behind a festive-themed yarn bomb on the corner of Ashleigh Drive, and the Broadway, Leigh, which showed snowmen and a Christmas tree covering the top of a postbox. 

The knitters tweeted a picture of their creation last night and a spokesman for South Essex College said it was proving popular with students. 

He said: “We are more used to seeing art work in our campus gallery and in our art & design studios than on our railings but we think it is brilliant and it has certainly been getting lots of attention from people passing and across social media. 

"It was love at first sight, which is fitting with it being Valentine’s Day.”

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2:22pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Leighdweller says...

There were loads of hearts along Leigh Broadway and Pall Mall today left by the same group that decorated the intersection by St Clements Church at Christmas.

I can sense some wool wars on the horizon!!!
There were loads of hearts along Leigh Broadway and Pall Mall today left by the same group that decorated the intersection by St Clements Church at Christmas. I can sense some wool wars on the horizon!!! Leighdweller
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3:54pm Fri 14 Feb 14

AuldGit says...

"Was weaved"? Woven, surely
"Was weaved"? Woven, surely AuldGit
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4:26pm Fri 14 Feb 14

doodledaisy1980 says...

thank you for publishing our yarnbomb, we love it and hope you all do too. No wool wars, the more the merrier, it makes everyone smile
thank you for publishing our yarnbomb, we love it and hope you all do too. No wool wars, the more the merrier, it makes everyone smile doodledaisy1980
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5:30pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

doodledaisy1980 wrote:
thank you for publishing our yarnbomb, we love it and hope you all do too. No wool wars, the more the merrier, it makes everyone smile
Well done!.we are lucky to have your group surprising us with your creations. X
[quote][p][bold]doodledaisy1980[/bold] wrote: thank you for publishing our yarnbomb, we love it and hope you all do too. No wool wars, the more the merrier, it makes everyone smile[/p][/quote]Well done!.we are lucky to have your group surprising us with your creations. X Living the La Vida Legra
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7:20pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

I like them. I wish I could knit. But I can't get beyond a knit one purl one scarf. My nan could knit and crochet all sorts of wonderful things.

Sadly it's a dying art like a lot of other things.

I'd love to be able to knit something detailed like a nice sweater but my knitting skills don't stretch that far.

I've seen some of those knitted toys at craft fairs and they're absolutely brilliant. Somebody had actually knitted a garden complete with pond and trees.

I'd love to do something like that. And it's relaxing too.
I like them. I wish I could knit. But I can't get beyond a knit one purl one scarf. My nan could knit and crochet all sorts of wonderful things. Sadly it's a dying art like a lot of other things. I'd love to be able to knit something detailed like a nice sweater but my knitting skills don't stretch that far. I've seen some of those knitted toys at craft fairs and they're absolutely brilliant. Somebody had actually knitted a garden complete with pond and trees. I'd love to do something like that. And it's relaxing too. Kim Gandy
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7:23pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

"The railings outside South Essex College in Southend was decorated overnight by by The Craft Club who are a group of..."

A group of what? Come on Echo subs.
"The railings outside South Essex College in Southend was decorated overnight by by The Craft Club who are a group of..." A group of what? Come on Echo subs. Kim Gandy
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3:58pm Sun 16 Feb 14

doodledaisy1980 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
"The railings outside South Essex College in Southend was decorated overnight by by The Craft Club who are a group of..."

A group of what? Come on Echo subs.
insert your own word, lol. A group of 'young ladies' will do nicely. Kim give crochet a go. It is so easy, if you want to learn you will do it. We all managed to do it, my Nan taught me and youtube videos :) I'm still learning.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: "The railings outside South Essex College in Southend was decorated overnight by by The Craft Club who are a group of..." A group of what? Come on Echo subs.[/p][/quote]insert your own word, lol. A group of 'young ladies' will do nicely. Kim give crochet a go. It is so easy, if you want to learn you will do it. We all managed to do it, my Nan taught me and youtube videos :) I'm still learning. doodledaisy1980
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