Sunday, May 27, 2012

Jubilations: Knits a Royal Knockout.

Saltburn's mysterious guerilla knitters have struck again!

Last night the railings along the top promenade adjacent to the Cliff Tramway became the yarn bombers latest target and have been festooned with a celebratory 'Jubilee' theme.

The woollen graffiti artists have left a trail of handcrafted red, white and blue bunting, the Queen’s crown on a red pillow, and two guardsmen in full uniform.

There is also a pot of tea and teacups bearing Queen Elizabeth’s insignia, a scene from her coronation in 1952 and the word Congratulations.

Her majesty can be viewed riding on horseback for the trooping of the colour and walking in headscarf and wellingtons with the royal corgis.

Look more closely and you will also find a tribute to Queen Victoria and her own Diamond Jubilee.

The Pier stitch up has also inspired other mysterious knitting groups to create celebratory Jubilee yarn bombing in Northalleton and Barnard Castle.

Saltburn's Knitted Diamond Jubilee Yarn Bombing video from the BBC. A 'tongue in cheek' report with some local 'cameo' roles:

BBC video. Saltburn Jubilee Knitting

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