September 26th, 2016

‘Yarn bombers’ to strike at Droitwich park

‘Yarn bombers’ to strike at Droitwich park ‘Yarn bombers’ to strike at Droitwich park
Helen Starks, president, Belinda Heywood, Linda Cusack. 3715003B
Updated: 4:16 pm, Sep 10, 2015

A DROITWICH Spa-based WI will have Vines Park in stitches after members used their creative skills to ensure the area looks ‘wool’ decorated for Salt Fest.

As part of the annual celebrations, women from SPArkles WI have been busy knitting to ‘Yarn Bomb’ the park with waterways themed items.

From ducks to flowers the group’s Knit and Natter group, which meets each month at The Old Cock Inn, in Friar Street, has been brightening up the Spa.

Belinda Heywood, who leads the group, said: “We helped out with the yarn-bombing of Victoria Square earlier this year which got everyone talking.

“We decided we would build on this and came up with lots of canal-based ideas for this project.

“As well as brightening up Vines Park we wanted to show that knitting can be fun –our Knit and Natter group sees members of all ages and abilities having a go at making things or even just enjoying a natter.”

SPArkles members are also joining with Witton and Salwarpe Women’s Institutes to share a stall in Vines Park tomorrow (Saturday) in a bid to raise the profile of the national organisation which celebrates its centenary this year.

SPArkles WI President Helen Starks said: “WIs across the country have been empowering and inspiring women for a century.

“There is still a perception of them being outdated but I hope when people meet our members and see what we get up to, we can change their minds.”

For more on SPArkles WI visit or for more about Witton and Salwarpe WIs or other groups.

Alternatively, pop along to the stall tomorrow.