A mysterious knitter has been bombarding yarns and it’s an amazing sight.
The secret artist, who bears the name of Ninja yarn bomber jacket, decorated poles, letterboxes and signage around Tunbridge Wells with crochet creations throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Yarnbombing is a form of street art that uses colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarns to decorate public spaces.
Ninja Yarnbomber, who wanted to remain anonymous, told KentLive: “After many failed attempts to learn crochet over the years, I finally forced myself to get it on a Saturday afternoon because I really wanted to do more. combing.
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“I never did anything to wear or anything useful like that.”
She’s been crocheting for over two years now, but the hobby really took off during the first lockdown.
The anonymous artist’s most recent project is a collection of bee-themed decorations to celebrate World Bee Day, which fell on March 20.
This international day recognizes the important role that bees and other pollinators play in the ecosystem.
These intricate decorations are dotted around the Chapel Place area of The Pantiles.
There are five different designs in total, including a beehive, flowers, and honeycomb – all adorned with bees.
It seems the Tunbridge Wells wool bomber likes to keep the designs current, she marked VE Day 75 with a Captain Tom knitted on top of a letterbox and St. George’s Day with a mini Saint-Georges and his dragon in combat.
She also enjoys decorating the town with the seasons, with amazing Easter, Christmas and Halloween decorations appearing around Tunbridge Wells over the past year.
Yarn bending, also known as spinning or guerrilla knitting, has become increasingly popular in recent years.
In 2018, more than 100 knitters yarnbombed a building in Folkestone in an attempt to make the streets brighter and Herne Bay residents bombed the city with festive scenes every Christmas for a few years.
While Ninja Yarnbomber has vowed to keep her identity anonymous, she doesn’t seem to be planning on stopping anytime soon, so keep your eyes peeled for more crochet creations.