Tuesday 29 May 2012

Fluff-A-Torium Guerilla Knitters Muffle the Dorking Cockerel for the Queen's Jubilee

Needles(s) to say we are all very excited by the Jubilee Celebrations and the holiday next week. A guerilla knitting group has spun a yarn that will go down in Dorking folklore, after admitting its members were responsible for the Jubilee-inspired scarves and hats adorning the town's cockerel. Maybe a bit over excited, girls? No, that is simply not possible! These red, white and blue decorations appeared on the metal cockerel on the Deepdene roundabout over the weekend in a display of patriotism ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend. Around 15 members of Knit 'n' Knatter, a group which meets five times a month in Dorking's West Street shop, The Fluff-A-Torium, had been busily preparing the scarves in secret. After a month's work, seven guerilla knitters crept onto the roundabout at 2am on Sunday (May 27) and tied the items to the cockerel's head and neck. Clare Davies, knitting and crocheting tutor at The Fluff-A-Torium confessed all: It was me and my Knit 'n' Knatter team. I just thought, why don't we do something a bit different. It took a lot of time and there was no red, white and blue wool left in Dorking when we'd finished, but it was great fun and really satisfying. Anymore patriotric needleworking guerillas out there wanting to confess? Just email me.

1 comment:

  1. The title for this post makes me laugh! I love the photo, the cockerel was all ready for the celebration. :)