Yarn bombs decorate campus as part of Make the Most of You month

Posted by rmt22 at Nov 21, 2016 11:00 AM |
Collaborative knitting project highlights student opportunities at the University.

As part of Make the Most of You month, objects including bollards, trees and railings have gained a knitted coat, to encourage students to get involved with extra-curricular activities available to them.

Yarn bombing is a type of street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. Tags on each site explain why the area was chosen and how students can get involved.

More than 55 University staff, students and members of the community have knitted or crocheted for the project since August. KnitOne knitting shop on Queens Road supplied some of the wool.

You can tweet your knitting selfie to @uniofleicester between 21 and 25 November for a chance to win a voucher to the Students’ Union diner. Although it is most fun to discover the creations for yourself, try heading towards the library, Students’ Union or Student Services Centre.

The project is also working with Learning for the Fourth Age to provide Christmas craft sessions in four local homes.

Many of the items will be repurposed following the campaign.

For further information, visit the Make the Most of You webpages or email Nicola Mirams, Student Communications Officer, on nm365@leicester.ac.uk

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