MYSTERIOUS KNITSY THE YARNBOMBER DONATES TO THE FAIRLYNCH COVID 19 ARCHIVE

MYSTERIOUS KNITSY THE YARNBOMBER DONATES TO THE FAIRLYNCH COVID 19 ARCHIVE - Fairlynch Museum

By: Clare Suttie
Added: 16 September 2020

Budleigh Salterton’s mystery yarn-bomber Knitsy has donated their Covid-themed creation to Fairlynch for our pandemic archive and eventual exhibition.

The rainbow-coloured crochet with its cheerful poem appeared on the pole at the end of the Raleigh Wall at the beginning of May, when we were in the midst of lockdown. Like the pebble-artist Simon Wood’s amazing beach art and local people’s displays of painted pebbles along the seafront, it was designed to raise a smile when many of us were feeling anxious and downcast.

Fairlynch is collecting local stories, photographs and memorabilia from the Covid-19 pandemic, so please let us know if you have something to share with us. We are living through a historic time and one day we’ll want to look back on it – hopefully from a position of good health and economic security!
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If you have a contribution for the archive, please contact Roz Hickman or Diane Waddington at history@fairlynchmuseum.uk