Knitting London Road Together has Norbury in stitches

Norbury has been transformed into Knorbury for the day. 00a9bfc5545446b2be22b9bd0c8f0650Love Norbury, a collaboration between four residents’ groups, is trying to transform the local high street this morning.

They say: “About two months ago lots of local women of all ages and backgrounds  – we asked gents to join as well but none came forward – hatched a plan to brighten up Norbury’s autumnal streets with their Knitting Norbury Together project.

“The following weeks have been spent secretly knitting squares, scarves and everything in between in all manner of shapes and sizes to sew together and hang from trees along a section of London Road.

“The idea is to surprise Norbury residents and visitors by mounting a guerrilla-style knitting installation in lots of vibrant bright colours so that when they wake up on Sunday November 1, Norbury will be transformed.”

This is the latest initiative from Love Norbury, which represents the coming together of four residents’ associations, including Scots Estate, Pollard’s Hill, Norbury Green and Norbury Village, and aims to build a sense of community spirit and respect for the neighbourhood.

The wool for today’s event has been supplied by: Hobby Craft, Gentle Giant wool, and King Cole.


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1 Response to Knitting London Road Together has Norbury in stitches

  1. the only negative to this is that when i saw it being done in streatham, weeks after the wool was left rained on, snowed on, dirty, hanging off and on the floor. its a good idea but seems there was no after planning to clean it up and just made a mess with soggy bits of wool hanging from lamposts

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