Wrapped up for winter

Yarn bombed watering can, spade and wheel barrow in front of yarn bombed trees at The Courts Garden, Holt

As we moved into autumn, the trees at The Courts Garden began to change colour, but not in the way you'd expect...

What happened?

From the end of September 2016, visitors, volunteers and the local community all put their knitting needles and crochet hooks together to get the trees in the orchard ready for winter.

Between them, they donated hundreds of 10cm knitted and crocheted squares and pom-poms which then started to appear around the garden.

'Are you warm enough, wheelbarrow?'
Volunteers putting together the yarn bombing materials at The Courts Garden, Holt

Who was involved?

Everyone at The Courts joined in the effort, including visitors and volunteers, as well as the local community in the village of Holt.

Knitted and crocheted squares and pom-poms and even examples of wooly wildlife were all contributed, along with needles and wool. 

Sewing the trees into their colourful jumpers
Sewing the knitted squares onto the trees at The Courts Garden. Holt

What happens now?

Now we're at the end of the season, all of the pieces and materials we have gathered are being donated to the Sixty Million Trebles project, to help with their attempt to break the world record for the world's largest yarn blanket and raise awareness for the sixty million refugees currently estimated by the UN to be living worldwide.

You can find out more about the Sixty Million Trebles project here.