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Woollen works of art brighten up Ellesmere

By Sue Austin | Ellesmere | Oswestry entertainment | Published:

Crafters have brought a taste of the seaside to Ellesmere by knitting and crocheting remarkable pieces of art for the middle of the town.

Owain Proctor, 15, feeds the seagull in Ellesmere

The yarn bombers descended on the town to install the woollen sculptures they have been working on for hundreds of hours.

Residents and visitors have taken to social media to praise the group for brightening up Cross Street.

The coast and countryside artwork includes a giant, 99 ice-cream cornet and seagulls and puffins sitting on posts.

GALLERY: Knitted bliss

Ellesmere's countryside is also depicted with knitting and crochet blue tits on a bird feeder, kingfishers, spiders on a lace web and a huge peacock.

One of the team of crafters behind the display is Alison Utting.

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She said: "This is the third display that the team of yarn bombers has put up in Ellesmere and each time we have been very aware that our creations are being put out there and we are just trusting that people will respect them and look after them.

"We haven't been disappointed. On the whole everybody has treated the display with respect.

"I'd like to say a great big thank you on behalf of the team to all the lovely people of Ellesmere for this."

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

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