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Yarn Bomb Bute project visits island’s schools

Three of Rothesay Primary School's yarn bombers look up from their weaving practice for just long enough to be caught on camera.

Three of Rothesay Primary School's yarn bombers look up from their weaving practice for just long enough to be caught on camera.

 

The Yarn Bomb Bute project is gathering pace this week as more and more people take part in efforts to decorate Rothesay in colourful knitted graffiti later this month.

As well as the regular Wednesday ‘crafternoon’ sessions at the Rustle Way Arts and Media Studio, project leader Angharad McLaren and her assistant Shielagh Tacey have been visiting the island’s schools to introduce local children to the arts of knitting and weaving.

We caught up with Angharad and Shielagh this week as they visited Mrs McCallum’s P4 class in the hope of persuading pupils to catch the yarn bombing ‘bug’.

Meanwhile, pieces of ‘yarn bombing’ are beginning to pop up on railings and fences around Rothesay to whet people’s appetites for the climax of the project.

It all comes to a head on September 28 and 29, when creations in wool and other fabrics will decorate several key locations around the town centre.

The Yarn Bomb Bute project is funded by the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), which was set up to breathe new life into the fabric of key buildings in the centre of the town.

 

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