Spinning a Yarn
A tree with strong roots, laughs at storms the Malay proverb goes, well at Margaret Green Animal Rescue (MGAR) near Wareham, the tree that has been yarn bombed, never feels the cold.
MGAR have brought Street Art to the rolling Purbeck hills with the most recent addition to the fun and animal antics at MGAR Visitor Centre at Church Knowle near Wareham with their Kniffiti Tree.
Jenni Wilkinson, Commercial Manager said ‘ Kniffiti is a combination of Knitting and Graffiti and we felt was a perfect name for our perfect tree’
The tree was the brainchild of regular volunteers Jan and Dave Green who started a conversation with Jenni about yarnbombing a smaller item, when she challenged them to go for a much larger project.
Jan, with husband Dave’s assistance and support, has knitted and sewn until the tree was finished, and it is already proving very popular with visitors who regularly take pictures.
Jan Green whose knitting skills made it all happen, said ‘We didn’t think the idea would be picked up, but were thrilled when it was, it has been so much fun to do, and the tree looks amazing. I’m not sure if my husband Dave is going to be so keen on my ideas in the future though, our house was full of wool for weeks!’
The Kniffiti tree can be seen at Church Knowle every day between 10:00 and 16:00, entry is free to the Visitor Centre, although a donation is always welcome.