Yarn Bombing and Domestic Abuse

Yarn Bombing

You may have noticed some strange things have appeared around the Village. The area has been ‘yarn bombed’ by a group of people from the community primarily led through Dunston Churches Together.

The idea originally grew from a project called Viva Vittoria that Beth McLuckie from Dunston Knit and Natter took part in – to knit squares made into blankets & used to cover the squares in Milan – to raise awareness of domestic abuse (DA). 

As we knew Domestic Abuse had become more of an issue during lockdown, Gabrielle our Methodist Minister suggested we did something locally to continue spreading the message and Beth came up with the idea of a ‘Yarn Bomb’ and literally grew from there!

Dunston Sewing Bee got involved & then others in the church community & people living local to Dunston joined in too after they saw the write ups in the Limespring 100.  The children at Dunston St Peter’s also contributed by making butterflies, Pom-Poms & God’s eyes which they have decorated the school fence with. 

Other than the school children there were probably about 20 or so people who have contributed, knitting, sewing, crocheting etc over the last few months. Many saying that they got a real sense of community & belonging & it gave them a sense of purpose during lockdown. 

During June some of the group met to plan how the knitting etc could be displayed. Fortunately, Pauline Murray, had real vision about how we could pull everything together! On 28/29/30 June a smaller group spent many hours putting everything in place!  We are hoping that it stays looking beautiful throughout July and August!

We’ve been in touch with EDAN (End Domestic Abuse Now) Lincs who have supported us with literature and we will be fundraising for them at our Strawberry Tea on 24th July and also at a Family Games afternoon on Sunday 15th  August.  

If you want to see more please link to the Dunston Yarn Bom FB page and share away!!  bomb https://www.facebook.com/Dunston-Yarn-Bomb-July-August-2021-107255888285388/?ref=page_internal