Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Yarn Bombers of Saltburn Pier

It's a tradition. Sometime in the dead of night, local yarn bombers transform the pier at Saltburn in the county of Yorkshire in England. Each year has a different theme, and my dear friend Angela goes there to photograph the creations they've made. Since 2018 has a book theme, she's letting me share her photos with all of you.

I thought I'd include a few links for you in case you didn't know what yarn bombing is, and also in case you wanted to see photos of one of the other themes these talented knitters have done.

But first, let's set the scene--

This is the pier at Saltburn. Photo ©Angela Lamb

Now let's take a look at some yarn bombing!

1. Fifty Shades of Grey  Photo ©Angela Lamb

2. The Diary of Anne Frank  Photo ©Angela Lamb

3. Bookworm  Photo ©Angela Lamb

4. A Christmas Carol  Photo ©Angela Lamb

5. Dracula  Photo ©Angela Lamb

6. Get Me Out of Witch School!  Photo ©Angela Lamb

7. Hannah Hawkswell  Photo ©Angela Lamb

8. Hansel and Gretel  Photo ©Angela Lamb

9. The Life of Pi  Photo ©Angela Lamb

10. Nursery Rhymes  Photo ©Angela Lamb

11. Recommended Reading  Photo ©Angela Lamb

12. Little Red Riding Hood  Photo ©Angela Lamb

13. Robin Hood  Photo ©Angela Lamb

14. Robinson Crusoe  Photo ©Angela Lamb

15. The Secret Garden  Photo ©Angela Lamb

16. William Shakespeare  Photo ©Angela Lamb

17. War and Peace?  Photo ©Angela Lamb

There was one that had us stumped, #17, but since the male figure appears to be wearing camouflage, the best we could come up with was War and Peace. What do you think? Is there a better choice? Speak up!

I wouldn't mind going to Saltburn every year to enjoy the yarn bombers' talents. Do you have any favorites of the ones I shared here? (No, I didn't show them all!) Which ones do you like? I numbered them just in case that would make it easier for you to share your preferences. Numbers 1, 3, and 14 are mine.

Thanks so much, Angela, for letting us escape to Yorkshire for a few minutes!


  1. Oh, these are fantastic, Cathy! Absolutely amazing! I used to crochet, but I would never be able to put together something like this. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them, Margot.

  2. I had not heard of yarn bombing and they are so very creative with their theme!

    1. I hadn't heard of it until a few years ago. (I think I saw something on Facebook.) Now I love looking at photos of the many things these creative people have done!

  3. Never heard of or saw this. I am amazed at the creativity and skill shown here. Who would have thought of this?

    1. I don't know the identity of the very first yarn bomber, but I'm glad he/she started it.


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