Blossom & Yarn 2017 is Now Open!
So come and join us from 10am to 5pm, Friday July 7th until Monday July 10th at the Churches of Breckles, Caston, Great Hockham, Griston, Stow Bedon and Thompson for a unique experience of incredible craft, stunning floral displays, and scrumptious food and refreshments!
What’s it all about?
In the beginning…
In the beginning a 10cm black knitted square was created. Quite soon they multiplied until 1000’s of multi- coloured ones joined them. These have been knitted by hundreds of lively volunteers, sometimes in a social monthly knit-in or at other times by people who live too far away from our little part of Norfolk to regularly join us, but still want to be involved. In fact, our most mature knitter lives in Lancashire and is a man.
Some of these squares have been reclaimed from our first Blossom & Yarn but many are brand new. These are all waiting to be crafted into life-sized animals, plant life and much, much more. We are knitting, crocheting and sewing other items in their entirety too.
In 2017 our visitors will be taken on a wonderful journey through the story of the Creation. Beginning at St Margaret’s, Breckles you will experience the bringing forth of the light from the darkness and the creation of Night and Day.
Moving on to SS Peter and Paul’s church in Griston, you’ll see how the land and sea was separated and how the earth plays host to all plant life in its full glory.
At St Martin’s Thompson, we can see the importance of light in our life and the passing of time and Seasons in all their contrasts.
While at Holy Trinity in Great Hockham you will meet the creatures of the deepest oceans and all the birds of the air.
The idyllic and peaceful setting of St. Botolph’s in Stow Bedon is where you’ll meet animals from all over the Earth.
Finally, enter the Garden of Eden at Holy Cross Caston presented in all its abundance and glory by Adam & Eve .
Refreshments and Shopping
At all our churches there will be the opportunity to sit down and relax, while you enjoy delicious home-made refreshments, and don’t miss the Blossom and Yarn Market place where you will be able to purchase all kinds of lovely gifts and souvenirs of the Festival.
Your Blossom and Yarn Passport is valid for the entire weekend, so experience it at your leisure. In fact there’s so much to see, you will want to visit it all again! And if you order your Blossom and Yarn passport before 31st May you’ll get a nice Early-Bird Discount.
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