Vulcan Park Yarn Bomb
Vulcan Park has been transformed with a bright and colourful ‘yarn bomb’ display. ‘Yarn bombing’ is a creative way to decorate outdoor spaces and involves attaching knitted displays to trees, benches, and railings. The displays will be in place from Monday 10 – Sunday 16 May to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
Workington Town Council organised the activity and asked local residents to donate knitted squares and textile pieces that have been incorporated into the displays. Larger displays were set up by Together We CIC, Workington and Derwent Inner Wheel, Workington Community Nurses and ICC, the Knitting Ninjas, Christ Central Church, Age UK, local artist Ursula Troche, and volunteers Jody Ferguson and Judith Ferguson.
The Mayor of Workington, Cllr Janet King, commented:
“It’s been a tremendously difficult year and many people have struggled to maintain good mental health. The Vulcan Park Yarn Bomb has been a great way to open up important conservations about mental health and to showcase some of the amazing support networks we have here in Workington. The volunteers have done an incredible job”
Vulcan Park is open throughout the week and the displays will remain in place until Sunday 16 May. Visitors must follow the current COVID-19 guidance throughout their visit. Photographs of the displays are also available on the Town Council’s Facebook page @workingtontowncouncil.