Advocacy for artisans to join artist in knitting for Darlington
Sarah Oatley, owner of Drawn Threads, was enlisted by Darlington Borough Council to knit designs before Main Street fully reopened.
They are now appealing to others to come forward to help them.
Ms Oatley said: “We want to flood the town with floral knit and crochet displays and make it a welcoming place for visitors before Main Street fully reopens in June. We want to bring some color to Darlington and cover downtown as much as possible.
“We have a lot of designs; flowers, leaves, bees and butterflies to keep you occupied. Donating wool is also a fantastic way to help. It is an exciting project. Please be a part of it – every flower makes a difference. ”
The knitted creations will celebrate the city’s full reopening after the lockdown and will be on display from June 12.
Alex Nicholson, Downtown Partnership and Event Manager, said: “In addition to our desire to create a bright atmosphere in the downtown area, the floral designs are a celebration of Darlington’s commitment to welcoming disabled people hidden in the welcoming city of the sunflower. scheme.’
“Darlington has been chosen to be a national pilot for the Sunflower Friendly City Project. This means that businesses recognize the Sunflower Hidden Disabilities symbol and know that a person wearing a sunflower thong may need additional help. We are delighted to be part of such an inclusive program. Sunflower loins can be obtained for free from many businesses in the city.
“A huge thank you to all the amazing people who will make the city bright, beautiful and full of hand-made flowers.”
All knitted and crocheted patterns must be returned by May 16 to the Darlington Library. For models and to get involved, contact Sarah Oatley at [email protected]