Check it out!! Oundle, Northamptonshire got seriously yarnbombed in the first ever Oundle Great Yarn 2015.

I have always admired and adored yarnbombing, and given the option one of my top 10 life occupations would be professional full-time urban yarnbomber. But until today, I had only ever seen pictures of this creative and vibrant craft online via social media, or sites like Pinterest... so imagine my utter delight when this morning I had to run some errands and stumbled across the Oundle Great Yarn 2015. 




Organised by talented local knitty-noras, the Oundle Great Yarn project began recruiting all the way back in November last year and boy am I gutted I didn't know! Especially as Mr B was based there last autumn!! I would sooooo have wanted to join in. The project aims to raise the profile of this quintessential and historic little English market town that is both steeped in history but has also undergone some major develpment over the last couple of years with a mass of new homes being built at Meadow View.

The community art installation has been in place since July 1st (I've obviously been living under a rock!) and covers the whole market place from colonnades, bollards and benches to the iconic red retro telephone box. I think this is such a great community project and we should have more of this kind of thing here in the UK - especially Northants - where let's face it, towns can often be pretty grey and insular. It's fun, vibrant, and brings people together being creative - what could be better?!

Scroll down for more great pics! You can find out more about the project by visiting the Oundle Great Yarn facebook page here and visiting www.whatsonoundle.org.uk

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Photo credit: www.whatsonoundle.org.uk

Photo credit: www.whatsonoundle.org.uk


How awesome does this colonnade look?!

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So cute!!

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Photo credit: www.whatsonoundle.org.uk