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‘Yarn storming’ art display comes to Camberwell

Knitters and crocheters from Camberwell have turned two Wren Road trees into a ‘yarn storming’ work of public art.

Created by locals and organised by Camberwell Arts, the new design has brought a bit of colour to the route near the Morrison’s end of Butterfly Walk arcade.

Another ‘yarn storming’ event is now planned for June 19-27 on Camberwell Green, to coincide with Camberwell Arts Festival, with anyone who can knit or crochet invited to take part.

Ali Kirby, a volunteer with Camberwell Arts, said “We worked with expert crocheter, Crochet by Harriet, to help us pull the project together and it has been so well received.

“We wanted to bring some colour to Wren Road, working with the landlord Spot Property (MJW) who gave permission to allow the two trees to be ‘dressed’.

Debbie Allen, the coordinator for the yarn storming project, said: “As we emerge from the latest lockdown, we want to create another opportunity for anyone who can knit or crochet to be part of a work of art like this.

“The theme for this year’s Camberwell Arts Festival is Inside Out with the aim to showcase Camberwell’s incredible open spaces, which have provided a lifeline for so many during the pandemic.

“This includes Camberwell Green, our next site for colourful yarn storming.”

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