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The Trail Business Mascots

It’s the last week of the yarny potter trail – and time for this slightly overdue post πŸ˜‰

Each of the businesses we feature on the trail have a mascot, matching their chosen house. These were almost entirely made from supplies sourced locally, and almost all some kind of woolly πŸ˜‰

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Yarnypotter and the #yarnbombbonus week 3

It’s week 3 of the #yarnypotter trail, and something extra has been added πŸ˜‰

This fellow is close to the castle (he was almost inside the castle….but I decided he might not want to be in gaol again…..

There used to be another block of houses right outside the castle gateway, running along by where you’ll find him. They were demolished in the first half of the 1900s, and you wouldn’t even know they’d ever been there!

You should also take a peek in the window at the Cottage Museum, where an extra little feature has taken up residence! Take a pic and let us know what you think πŸ˜‰


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Yarnypotter and the #yarnbombbonus week 2

It’s week 2 of the #yarnypotter trail and it’s time to add a little something extra…


If you have found this weeks bonus you’ll be at Horseshoe Corner, where Market Street, Penny Street and Cheapside meet.
There are three different stories about how the corner got its horseshoe and its name. The most popular is that John o’ Gaunt’s horse lost a shoe on this spot when he left Lancaster Castle for the final time and the townsmen fixed it on the spot to commemorate the visit. Another story connects it with the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie as he was also known. The third tail suggests it may have been connected with the city’s horse fairs.


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Yarnypotter and the #yarnbombbonus week one

Finally the trail is up and running and a couple of teething problems have been ironed out it’s time to think about what else we have planned… Each week of the trail we’ll be adding a little something extra a #yarnbombbonus you might say. Some of them will remain for the rest of the trail others will be fleeting as they will be removable treats for people to take home like this week. We’ve been leaving #pygmypuffs around town for people to adopt.


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Yarnypotter is going up…

Tick tock tick tock… Today’s the day for our Harry Potter inspired yarnbomb to go up in Lancaster.

We have created a woolly trail to tie into Lancaster City Museums exhibition:

#yarnpotter goes live at 10am tomorrow!

Join us on the trail, we will be highlighting some of Lancaster heritage and sharing the Harry Potter magic.

Crafty items have been delivered to our host businesses:

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We’ve got our yarn needles and crochet hooks at the ready… its time to go yarnboming!

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Yarnypotter – The final challenge! – Pets

With just over a week left before the yarnypotter trail goes live – it’s time for the last challenge of this series – Hogwarts Pets.

All Hogwarts students were allowed to take a pet, an owl OR a cat OR a toad OR a rat, according to the invitation letters.

So this ones easy – pick your pet! As you may have seen on our facebook, some kids via the creation station have already gotten in on this one (and inspired it!)

 

 


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yarnypotter – challenge eight- sports!

It’s time for our penultimate Yarnypotter challenge – this week’s theme is sport!

With the World Cup and Tennis taking up so much of the time on TV at the moment, we thought Wizarding sports would be the ideal theme for this week’s challenge.

Make your own golden snitch for a game of quidditch, or a nimbus, you might even feel like drifting towards the possiblities offered by the Triwizard Tournment!