Additions to the façade include pompom hats on bollards,
monsters adorning utilities, a dress hanging from the trees and
This work is thought to be that of a group of six HND Textile
students and coincides with national Yarn Bombing Day which takes
place on Saturday 7 June.
Yarn bombing can take many forms, but generally involves the act
of attaching a handmade item to a street fixture or leaving it in
landscape, often undercover and at night.
HND Textiles Lecturer Linda Lightley said: "As part of their
course, students had to create a textile installation in a public
place to excite and engage with the local community and document
the change in public perception over time.
"It has been a fantastic way to end the first year of the
course. The thought, detail and creativity that these students have
put into this final project is outstanding. It is a sight to be
seen to be believed."
A lot of the knit produced for this project was produced using a
knit machine donated to the college by Ruth Slaughter, who used to
teach knitting in the local area.
The HND students are Ann Marie Dalton, Rebecca Hudspith, Jade
Wilson, Roz Glen, Francesca Armstrong and Melanie Surtees and
Marian Tahir who studies the Foundation Diploma in Art and
The two year HND Textiles course at Northumberland College
incorporates all aspects of textiles including surface decoration,
textiles for interiors, printed textiles and textiles for fashion.
Students build on their practical skills in the first year before
having more freedom to concentrate on areas that interest their
practice in the second year. Graduates can be accepted into the
final year of a degree course or move into jobs in the
To find out more about the range of art, design and media
courses at Northumberland College visit www.northumberland.ac.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01670 841200.
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