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PICTURES: Yarnbombers’ creations bring colours to Nairn for Easter

By Federica Stefani

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A cute topper on Lawrie Drive.
A cute topper on Lawrie Drive.

A group of Nairn knitters and crocheters added a splash of colour in town with handmade Easter decorations.

The postbox toppers by Nairn’s Yarnbombers continue to delight locals and visitors alike.

This Easter the group has created an impressive 18 yarn compositions scattered around various locations.

The initiative was started by Caroline Mackay during lockdown and has since been going from strength to strength.

The Rosebank topper.
The Rosebank topper.

She said: “The Yarnbombers nairn enjoy making their Postbox Toppers.

“Each member of the team puts in a lot of thought and care to hopefully give a great variety and colour to the theme.

“Spring is usually when we look to better weather and brighter days and everyone is looking for something to make them smile and the Yarnbombers Nairn team certainly try to do their best. “

Each member of the team has their own designated postboxes and locals have become fond of this new tradition.

The colourful creation in Harbour Street.
The colourful creation in Harbour Street.

“It's wonderful how the public quickly relate to them and become quite protective of them. For instance when there have been high winds, we received messages to let us know about a certain Postbox Topper losing the chicks and eggs after they had blown away from the basket. Its creator Carol Willox quickly made new ones to add. When it was being repaired, I received a message asking where it had gone, and then messages asking how long they would stay up. In one case we kept them on for an additional week for a walking group to be able to see them.

Recently the group has launched an appeal to all knitters and crocheters to create as many poppies as possible to make a large town display for Remembrance day.

Nairn Yarnbombers did it again adding a splash of colour to the town.
Nairn Yarnbombers did it again adding a splash of colour to the town.

“The appeal has had a tremendous response locally,” Caroline continued.

“I have managed to complete one 8-foot panel already plus a camouflage net extending to about 8-9 feet.

“It is truly amazing how folk will support a local project and I am overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness and interest in what we hope will be a magnificent display.”

Anyone interested can find more information and patterns on the Yarnbombers Nairn Facebook Group.

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