Spring lunch in full blossom!

 For our Spring lunch, not only did we welcome the sunshine, but Lois Gill, the creative director of Blossom and Yarn.

What started with an idea for a flower festival, was grown after seeing a knitted Christmas tree at another event.  The idea of Blossom and Yarn was created so knitters of the village of Caston and surrounding areas could also be creative and involved alongside the flower arrangers.  Soon knitters from far and wide were creating 4” knitted squared which were turned into an array of food, wedding guests, Christmas decorations and nativity scene as well as remembrance poppies and local personalities from the churches who join together each week for worship in Wayland.  Also created was the Bishop of Norwich!

The event, first held two years ago, pulled together the local community and resulted in an amazing £36,000.00 profit to be shared amongst the 6 churches.

The Second Blossom and Yarn is taking place 7-10 July and will again see local visitor as well as drawing people in from further afield to admire this year’s theme. As well as lots of knitting and sponsorship requests, this has involved much research of different species to create beautiful animals and birds.

Whilst Lois was enlightening us as to how the articles are created, some of the  WWIB ladies also took a turn to knit a couple of rows to become one of the owls Lois is currently working on!

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