Festive ‘yarn bomb’ event in Honiton to raise awareness about dementia

Tweets about places in England that have been ‘yarn bombed’ have led to Honiton having its own mini Christmas yarn bomb event.

Following discussions between Heather Penwarden, chairman of Honiton Dementia Action Alliance, and town councillor Caroline Kolek, it was agreed they would do a small project together. The aim is to raise awareness about dementia and the importance of memory at Christmas.

Caroline arranged for 12 local knitters and crochet enthusiasts to each make an item related to Christmas. Heather has produced a card to go with each one.

They said: “It is hard to celebrate Christmas without looking back on childhood memories or keeping family traditions alive.

“The handing down of great-granny’s figgy pudding recipe, traditions of parlour games on Christmas morning or going to church. It is also often a time when we remember those dearest family members no longer with us.”

Around the centre of Honiton, twelve independent businesses have a Christmas themed item handmade with yarn in the their shop window. Can you find all twelve items?

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