Yarnbombing comes to Bath with a burst of springtime colour during Bath in Fashion Week this May, covering the city with an abundance of knitted and crocheted roses to raise money for Kids Company.
The project will be co-ordinated by Emma Leith, a local artist and crochet maestro who has created the rose pattern that will shortly be beautifying the city, as well as running rose-making sessions in Bath. These drop-in workshops cost nothing but laughter and a little bit of your time to really make a difference, with all the yarn and crochet hooks provided free of charge - so come along, pull up a chair and get hooking!
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For each rose that's lovingly crafted, Cloud Direct - a Bath-based company - will pledge 10p to Kids Company, the worthy charity nominated by Bath in Fashion 2014. As part of the Fashion Week there is also the opportunity to hear Camila Batmanhelidjh, the devoted founder of Kids Company, talking about fashion as armoury with the Chair of Creative Bath, Greg Ingham.
If you'd like to unleash your crochet or knitting skills to help this cause, contact Emma Leith for your free pattern at <a href="http://emmaleith.co.uk/category/tutorials">emmaleith.co.uk</a>, or follow the link on <a href="http://bathinfashion.co.uk/">bathinfashion.co.uk</a>.
You can follow Bath in Fashion on Twitter to find out where to go for rose-making sessions (often with free cake!), or they can also be found on <a href="http://bathinfashion.co.uk/">Bath In Fashion</a> or <a href="http://emmaleith.co.uk/events">Emma's website</a>.
You can send your finished roses before the 30th April to:
Or drop them into either of these two yarn stores in Bath:
19 Old Orchard Street
Great British Yarns
Brassmill Enterprise Centre
01225 462776 or email email@example.com.
All of the finished roses will be gathered together and displayed around Bath in the build-up to Fashion Week. Bath in Fashion will be running workshops, exhibitions, catwalks, talks and shopping events from the 3rd-10th May, with tickets going on sale from early March. See <a href="http://bathinfashion.co.uk/">bathinfashion.co.uk</a> for more details.