COUNTY NEWS: Wonderful woollies take over Sussex pier

There are some amazing sights currently waiting to greet visitors to a Sussex pier.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:57 am
Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075649001

Hastings Pier has been transformed into a woolly wonderland thanks to the attraction’s inaugural yarn bombing event, which has seen nimble-fingered knitters from across 1066 Country creating some truly amazing seaside-themed creations.

Jo Stewart, CEO of Hastings Pier, said: “It’s amazing.

“Hundreds of people have been involved - community groups, schools, individuals - and the pier is covered in knitting, from a bobble hat on our camera obscura to a life-sized mermaid.

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075402001

“We have knitted fish and chips, ice cream and octopi sitting on benches.”

The wonderful woollies will be kept in place until Tuesday April 18 and there is even a yarn bomb trail for visitors to enjoy.

The yarn bomb has proved so successful, it is hoped the event could make a return.

Jo told the Observer: “It is something we potentially would like to do again.

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075554001

“It’s been will-received and the pier has been very busy because of it.

“People have been taking selfies with the mermaids.

“It’s just a nice, fun event.”

The pier is open between 10am-5pm, changing to 10am-6pm from Saturday, April 1.

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075605001

* Pictures taken by Sid Saunders.

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075638001
Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075459001
Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075414001