Calling all knitters for the Batley T’Rainbow

the front of batley train station with bollards and 4 arched windows

We are launching an appeal for knitters to get involved with an exciting, new project to yarn bomb Batley Train Station. We are working in partnership with the Friends of Batley Station to complete the yarn bomb as part of this year’s festival and volunteers are now being recruited to knit squares in rainbow colours which will feature in the Batley T’Rainbow installation at the front of the station.

It is hoped the Batley T’Rainbow project will be installed on the 11th June which is International Yarn Bombing Day and it will be unveiled to the public on Saturday 12th June which is also Worldwide Knitting in Public day.

A dedicated Facebook Page entitled Batley T’Rainbow Knitting Group has been set up for anyone wishing to take part with instructions and patterns also available on our Big Rainbow Knit Page.

Nat Walton, WOVEN Curator said “As part of this year’s festival we are delighted to be working in partnership with The Friends of Batley Station to yarn bomb the building with bright, rainbow colours for all to enjoy. We already have an army of knitters for the Huddersfield station project but this is the perfect opportunity for the people of Batley and surrounding areas to come together, knit and contribute to something totally unique. Whether you are an avid knitter or just a beginner we welcome anybody to get knitting and get involved.”

Gwen Lowe, Chair of the Friends of Batley Station added “We’re thrilled to be working with the organisers of WOVEN in Kirklees and knitwear designer, Sandra Nesbitt to bring the Big Rainbow Knit to Batley this summer. We hope that individuals and local knitting groups will get on board with the project by knitting lots of brightly coloured squares to feature in the yarn bomb. We’re all looking forward to contributing to this amazing event and look forward to seeing the installation in situ during the festival.”

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