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18th Aug, 2022

Henley residents spin a good yarn

Ross Crawford 20th Dec, 2020

A SPLASH of colour has been added to Henley High Street thanks to a community ‘yarn bombing’ campaign.

Henley residents first started yarn bombing trees down the High Street in 2016 when Annie Davies was trying to use up some of her store of brightly coloured yarns.

A few people joined her in decorating the holly tree outside St John’s Church, and it caused so much interest that the following year Annie developed it further calling it ‘Adopt a Tree’.

This year has taken on a completely different look when local resident Melanie Suthons-Hart contacted Annie to say she wanted to be involved.

From that point on, Mel has worked on at least six trees and together with Annie made a series of videos teaching people how to crochet, challenging them to join in crocheting the trees.

“Along the length of the High street there are not only all the wonderful designs Mel has created but a special nativity scene with a star that lights up at night set on the original tree at St John Church,” said Annie.

“There’s also a fantastically intricate tree thanking key workers and there’s a beautifully decorated tree with bees, flowers and spiders webs.

“So Henley has a lot to offer those looking for an interesting walk or drive through over this strange time that we are in, with the decorations remaining up until Twelfth Night.”

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