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Phone box is yarn bombed 

4 September 2015

Villagers in the Devon village of Clovelly asked for permission to yarn bomb a phone box.

Never heard of the term?

Yarn bombing is a relatively new phenomenon. It’s street art which uses knitted and crocheted creations to decorate everything from lamp posts to buses.

Our red phone box got a colourful, woolly makeover.

Yarn bombed phone box

And the rest of the fishing village did too. It was awash with everything from knitted donkeys to seaside garlands and woolly hat plant holders.

The project was part of the village’s bid to win the Art in the Landscape award in the Britain in Bloom South West competition.

It was a real community affair. Schoolchildren, craft groups and residents all contributed to the yarn bombing.

But donations came from around the world too. When villagers used social media to appeal for yarn bomb creations, they were amazed to receive pieces from as far away as Bulgaria, Ukraine and South Africa.

Katherine Bradley Head of Payphone operations says: “We were happy to allow the box to be decorated and the result was impressive to say the least. It’s definitely one of the more creative uses of our boxes I’ve ever seen."