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Some of our favourite photos from #yarnypotter

Planning is in motion for a crafty trail for this summer, we are feeling pretty excited about it but until we can reveal more here are just a few of our favourite photos from last summers trail…


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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:


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


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#yarngrown Challenge Gallery Weeks 7-12 and beyond…

Here is some of the wonderful woolly work that has been created over the last few weeks by the yarn_caster team:

These creations were brought to you by:

Caroline Reay

Feline Crafty

Kari Fay

Robbie Taylor

Woolly Weasel

Vicky Gorton

Pat Wilson – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Felted-Fur-and-Feathers/319468488241361?ref=ts&fref=ts

Ruth Zanoni – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruth-Zanoni/279796625409372?fref=ts

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yarn_caster Grown Challenge: Week Eleven – Slugs and Snails

Welcome to the #yarngrown project weekly challenge no. eleven (hasn’t time flown already?)! We hope you enjoy taking part.

The title for week eleven is Slugs and Snails and your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to make a slimy critter who might be found munching your garden veg! Watxh out as they may destroy your previous makes… Your little slimers can be knitted, crocheted, felted, stitched, however you choose to create them, we’ll love ’em. They can be made out of any material of your choice.

Please post a link to a photo of your creation in the comments and/or join our Facebook group and post them there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/591450380944624/

Here’s a little inspiration to get you started: