Knitters and crocheters are almost ready to unveil a collective colourful display as part of a Moorlands town’s Jubilee celebrations. Community group Creative Cheadle is, once again, organising a mass creative project to have lots of colourful covers in place on the town centre’s bollards, this time as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Knitters and crocheters are almost ready to unveil a collective colourful display as part of a Moorlands town’s Jubilee celebrations.
Community group Creative Cheadle is, once again, organising a mass creative project to have lots of colourful covers in place on the town centre’s bollards, this time as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Dee Beardmore, who leads Creative Cheadle, has invited residents who are a dab hand at knitting, crocheting and stitching to create Jubilee-focused design covers for the numerous bollards in the town.
The group has previously designed the creations for community events and festivities in the town and have received warm feedback.
This time around, Creative Cheadle is also asking for long scarves to be knitted as well, so they can be draped across the centre of town.
Dee said: “We have 24 bollard covers in the process of being created by fabulous members of our creative community all with a regal theme.
“We will have enough now to cover the bollards at town hall bank end of the street also all of the ones around the Market Cross and all of the ones on both ends of Greyhound Walk and maybe a few on the carpark.
“We also have lots of handmade streamers for the Market Cross and many strings of red, white and blue handmade buntings.
“High street shop owners and staff have been getting in touch to say they are getting creative and working on decorations for the insides and outsides of their shops to join in with the royal celebrations.
“There is still time for anyone who would like to join in decorating the town. Anything creative goes – wool, fabric, wood, felt etc.
“All completed items can be dropped off at Redeezine (the Tudor House) ready to be installed by mid May.
“We’ve had a sneak peek at a few and are totally blown away by the masterpieces that have been created.”
One of the bollard cover creators, who has been testing hers for size on one of the bollards recently, is Alison Pooler, who lives in Kingsley.
She said: “I hope it’s going to be a fantastic display. I had to get mine done early due to being so busy at work and I’ve just had a week off work to do it.
“I crocheted the penguin bollard cover at Christmas. I enjoy creating things.
“I find it very relaxing and takes my mind off a very busy and pressured job.
“I like to see people smile at my creations whether its crochet or painting. Thats why I do it.”
“Dee asked me so I was glad to be involved. Dee is the mastermind behind all of this. She deserves lots of recognition for what she does.”
For further information about Creative Cheadle’s latest project, contact Dee by calling 07896 426586 or pop into Tudor House on 77 High Street.
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