Friday, May 22, 2015

White Rabbits, and Adventures in Wonderland - The Yarnstormers Return.

They're back. Overnight the mysterious yarn bombers have returned to Saltburn Pier. This time it's a real tea party. Mad Hatters and all.

The secret knitters have struck again, this time celebrating 150 years since the publication of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.

Characters from the much-loved book have been wonderfully recreated in wool - with the enigmatic knitters working through the night to bring them to life in a magnificent display.

Working under the cover of darkness, the elusive team stitched their latest creations to the railings on the town's historic pier.

Figures include the famous grinning Cheshire Cat, which sits perched along the pier’s railings alongside other favourites like the Mad Hatter, the white rabbit - complete with his trusty stopwatch and black hat - and the chubby, argumentative twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Other fun characters include the playing cards, loyal servants to the Queen of Hearts and of course, Alice herself takes centre stage amongst teacups and teapots from the famous Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and other popular symbols from the book.

The latest yarnbombers’ creation has been displayed just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Previous displays produced by the secret knitters include knitted characters for the World Cup, Queen’s Jubilee and a display to coincide with the London Olympics in 2012.

Thousands of people have travelled from around the country to see their creations but the identity of the knitters remains a mystery.

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