Do you live around Loughborough Junction? Know how to knit? Want to learn? Would you like to brighten up your neighbourhood for a good cause? Then why not spend this evening lending a hand – and a pair of needles – to The House in the Junction?
We love this intriguing and inspiring collective, and tonight the creative crew are hosting a drop-in workshop. It started at lunchtime, and runs up until 9pm tonight – to create the decor for Loughborough Junction’s Big Lunch, which happens outside the Hero of Switzerland pub this coming Sunday, 2 June. And that – in their distinctive style – involves knitting colourful adornments for the trees and street furniture in the vicinity. Otherwise known as “yarnbombing”.
If Loughborough Junction is your train stop, pass by on your way home from work and say hello – they’ll be right next door. Even if you don’t fancy the knitting, they’re always up for meeting new local faces. “You will be welcomed with tea and wool,” they say, “and expert knitters will be there to teach you if you’d like to give it a try for the first time!”
The knitting workshop will take place today (Wednesday 29th May) at Ray’s Sunshine International Arts C.A.F.E. (209a Coldharbour Lane, in the arches opposite Loughborough Junction station), from 12-9pm.