By Leah Conway
WOVEN in Kirklees is launching a new appeal. They want all knitters to get involved with an exciting, new project to yarn bomb Batley Train Station.
As part of this year’s festival, WOVEN is working with the Friends of Batley Station to complete the yarn bomb.
WOVEN is calling for volunteers to knit squares in rainbow colours. Contributions will make up the Batley T’Rainbow installation adorning the front of Batley station.
The Yarn Bombing will be part of the WOVEN festival taking place from the 5 – 27 June. Batley Station won’t be alone in its woolly revamp, as the festival will unveil Huddersfield Railway station covered in a spectacular rainbow yarn bomb.
WOVEN should install the Batley t’rainbow project on the 11 June, which is International Yarn bombing Day. It will be unveiled to the public on Saturday 12 June, which is also Worldwide knitting in public day.
@WovenInKirklees Rainbow Knitters are from far and wide! THANK YOU to everyone who has hand knitted over 14,000. We now need your help to sew them together! Ready to yarn bomb Huddersfield train station pillars. What an incredible community effort ! @louiseminchin @BBCBreakfast pic.twitter.com/1XAd0jsW7V
— natalie walton (@nataliewalton78) April 16, 2021
Batley T’Rainbow Community
WOVEN in Kirklees have set up a Facebook page dedicated to the Batley T’Rainbow Knitting Group.
Anyone wishing to take part can find patterns and instructions and a community of knitters! To join the community, click here.
You can also find more information and support in taking part on WOVEN in Kirklees’ website. Click here.
Get Knitting and Get involved.
Nat Walton, Woven Festival Curator, said, “As part of this year’s festival, we are delighted to be working in partnership with The Friends of Batley Station to yarn bomb the building with bright, rainbow colours for all to enjoy.
“We already have an army of knitters for the Huddersfield station project, but this is the perfect opportunity for the people of Batley and surrounding areas to come together, knit and contribute to something totally unique. Whether you are an avid knitter or just a beginner, we welcome anybody to get knitting and get involved. ”
Gwen Lowe, Chair of the Friends of Batley Station, added, “We’re thrilled to be working with the organisers of Woven in Kirklees and knitwear designer Sandra Nesbitt to bring the Big Rainbow Knit to Batley this summer.
“We hope that individuals and local knitting groups will get on board with the project by knitting lots of brightly coloured squares to feature in the yarn bomb. We’re all looking forward to contributing to this amazing event and look forward to seeing the installation in situ during the festival.”