Year-long yarn project launched

Crochet tuition at Shoreham Farmers Market on World Wide Knit in Public Day. Picture: Emily Phillips
Crochet tuition at Shoreham Farmers Market on World Wide Knit in Public Day. Picture: Emily Phillips

Craft and community in Adur are being celebrated on a grand scale.

Over the Moon, a community arts organisation based in Shoreham, is excited to be co-ordinating the YARN 20/20 project and invites anyone who can knit or crochet, or would like to learn, to take part.

Some of the knitted and crocheted squares collected or made at the YARN 20/20 launch. Picture: Emily Phillips

Some of the knitted and crocheted squares collected or made at the YARN 20/20 launch. Picture: Emily Phillips

Over the coming year, people will be knitting or crocheting as many 20cm yarn squares as possible.

These will be assembled into panels to place on buildings across the Adur district to form a giant public art exhibition as part of the 2018 Adur Art Trail.

Individuals and groups are asked to make squares and donate yarn, needles and hooks. These can be dropped off at collection points in the district or sent by post to Over the Moon, 39 Gordon Road, Shoreham BN43 6WF.

Workshops will be put on, giving knitting and crochet tuition at different levels for those who express an interest, and experts who could help are sought.

Businesses in the area can do their bit by becoming a collection point and putting their building forward as a place for the yarn panels to decorate.

Any kinds of yarn, any stitches, any colours and any design can be used, the only restriction is that the squares must measure 20cm by 20cm and be finished by May 2018.

At the end of this project, blankets recovered from the yarn panels will be donated to Worthing Churches Homeless Projects.

YARN 20/20 was officially launched at Shoreham Farmers’ Market last Saturday, which was World Wide Knit in Public Day.

Follow YARN 20/20 on Facebook or email weareoverthemoon@gmail.com for more information.