The Yarnbomb Sisters of East Preston

Posted on 01/07/2020 By

East Preston’s Yarnbomb Sisters.

Bertie in the front basket of Bobby's bicycle leant up against the village sign for East Preston.

Do you remember the very first regular mid week story that appeared in Mindfully Bertie? We had decided that during the pandemic there might well be an opportunity for an extra shorter story each week. Three months later they have been very well received and we shall carry on.

That first story, EP by the Sea, was written by Bobby’s son Andrew about his own village East Preston, where he lives with Marie and his children Giselle and Daisy May. Remember VE Day?

Andrew's family celebrating VE Day (with Andrew)

VE Day. Andrew, Marie, Giselle, Daisy-Mae.

It’s a lovely village by the sea in West Sussex and has a great community spirit. Each year they have a festival that includes a carnival procession through the village. But not in 2020. Cancelled. Like so many things. Undaunted, a group of ladies known as the Yarnbomb Sisters had been hard at work. Knitting. Staying out of the limelight until their artwork appeared around the village overnight between May 31 and June 1. We just had to go and see for ourselves.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle mainly blue.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted child's bicycle, mainly pink.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle, mainly yellows and browns.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted child's bicycle, mainly blue.

Yarnbomb Sisters - Bertie sat on a mainly pink knitted child's bicycle.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle complete with "NHS rainbow".

Yarnbomb Sisters - bright blue knitted bicycle with "NHS rainbow" on rear wheel.

Yarnbomb Sisters - brightly coloured knitted ladies' bicycle.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle in mainly pink, orange and black.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle in Red, White and Blue.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle with wheel rims in multi-coloured concentric circles and a butterfly on the handlebars.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle with concentric circles of various shades of blues and purples on the wheels.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle with handlebar flowers.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle with penguin scene on rear luggage rack.

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted child's tricycle (with child!)

Millie (permission granted).

Yarnbomb Sisters - Bertie sat on a knitted tricycle

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted bicycle - bird in a nest!

Yarnbomb Sisters - knitted toddlers' tricycle

Yarnbomb Sisters - Bertie sat on the knitted toddlers' tricycle

Yarnbomb Sisters - Bertie sat on the knitted toddlers' tricycle

That’s a lot of wool. And a lot of creativity.

Lighting a Candle for Diddley.

A candle lit for Diddley.

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  1. Avatar Chris Norman says:

    Love the colours on the bikes.

  2. Avatar Bernard says:

    Very creative and detailed

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