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'Yarn bomb' is colourful way for charity to mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week




A charity that supports people with disabilities found a colourful way to join in with National Hate Crime Awareness Week and highlight issues around the subject.

Eddie's Artworks Fenland has recently relocated from its High Street premises to a new home at unit 1a Norwood Road in March and have made their presence known with a rainbow display of 'yarn bomb'.

Lisa Jenns the group's arts coordinator explained the people supported by Eddies and enjoy the variety of recreational crafts and activities on offer have spent the past few months knitting squares.

Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.

Many of the squares, which were made largely by the group's super knitter Lesley Haggerty and others, have been on display over the past week to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week, and in particular 'disability hate crime' with a focus on 'mate crime'.

Some of those who enjoy Eddie's facilities have been victims of 'mate crime' and so it was very relevant to the group to make the fun colour splash with the 'yarn bomb' and to also put up posters about the subject on the unit's fencing.

Lisa said: "It has been a group activity for a few months with most of our contributions of knitted squares from our very own super knitter Lesley Haggerty and others. After the event we are going to wash the squares and sew them into blankets for the local homeless shelter."

Super knitter Lesley Haggerty has led the way with creating the 'yarn bomb' banners.
Super knitter Lesley Haggerty has led the way with creating the 'yarn bomb' banners.
At work on the colourful knitted banners.
At work on the colourful knitted banners.
People at Eddie's Artworks have been knitting for the past few months.
People at Eddie's Artworks have been knitting for the past few months.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.
Colourful banners of 'yarn bomb' have been created by crafty people at Eddie's Artworks to highlight National Hate Crime Awareness Week and are currently on show in Norwood Road.


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