Why there is a great yarn to be had about Longridge

Posted on - 22nd July, 2017 - 12:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Business, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
The Moss cafe covered in knitting
The Moss cafe covered in knitting

Yarnbombing is taking place in Longridge, in which the local community and businesses come together to knit as much as they can.


The aim is to pin everything that they knit all over the town.

The artwork goes over trees, lamp posts, walls and anywhere the knitters can find.

Yarnbombing originally started to help bring the community together by creating innovative installations around Longridge.

The group of knitters and crocheters work hard to put on impressive displays of knit-work for the local community to come and enjoy.

The Longridge ‘Nutty Knitters’ have recently been working on a fantastic artwork project on the gable end of the shop ‘Moss’, on Lower Lane.

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Laura Rainford, whose Mum owns the Moss shop and has significantly contributed to the knitting, said: “The community and local business get together and knit as much as they can.

“My mum has a shop in the town where she sells all her own artwork and textiles, all made by her.

“She’s spent the last week making a huge patch work of knitting and fabric to fit on the full length of the gable end of her shop – It’s massive!

“It’s very impressive and a lot of hard work gone into it. ”

You can keep up to date with Longridge Yarnbombing by following the Facebook page.

Have you taken part in Longridge Yarnbombing? Have you seen the artwork on display? Let us know in the comments below

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