Don’t miss the chance to get your hands on a genuine Yarn Bomber figure!
The Yarn Bombers – aka the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters – did a fantastic job of keeping us uplifted during Lockdown with their amazing key worker figures. What’s more, their poppy display last year at Hertford Castle and Christmas Tree in the market square were simply breath-taking. And you might notice some new Yarn Bomber figures appearing in Hertford very soon. The Society has joined forces with Hertford Town Council which has organised a Noah’s Ark Trail around the town centre for Half Term.
Noah’s Ark Trail
The installation has been designed to help give the town centre a boost during the Covid crisis. Animal figures will be displayed in shop windows and children follow a fun trail to spot them which can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre on the Wash opposite Hertford Theatre. The Yarn Bombers have been busy knitting and crocheting their fingers sore creating 130 figures, including koala bears, giraffes, monkeys, lions, elephants, crocodiles and even a brightly-coloured tarantula.
The figures will be displayed in 20 shops and the trail followers must find at least 15 of them to get the chance to win a £30, £20 or £10 gift voucher to spend in one of Hertford’s shops. Completed trail forms are to be posted in a red letter box at the Tourist Information Centre and each child gets a badge for completing the trail.
Even better, once again you have the chance to get your hands on a genuine Yarn Bomber figure as the animals will be auctioned off after the trail finishes.
The auction goes live on 24th October at 9am and closes on 8th November at 7pm. All proceeds will fund potential future SSOHC projects. To take part in the auction, visit https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/noahsarktrail
And, if you fancy joining the Secret Society they are always on the look-out for new members.
“SSOHC attracts a wide age range of members and a huge range of talents for different crafts – crochet, knitting, embroidery, felting and cross stitch to name a few,” explains Jo Baily, one of the founder members.
“We welcome all capabilities and don’t mind how much or little anyone would like to make. Our aims are to bring joy to Hertford, create community spirit and raise funds for local charities.”