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26th Jan, 2022

Droitwich's Natalie spread the lockdown love with Valentine's Day yarn bombing

Droitwich Editorial 17th Feb, 2021 Updated: 18th Feb, 2021

A WOMAN from Droitwich decorated her estate with crocheted hearts on Valentine’s Day to spread some love and positivity and cheer people up during the lockdown, writes Callum Perry.

Natalie Galvin, 38, who lives on the Copcut Rise estate, adorned her local lampposts with the colourful hearts to lift the doom and gloom.

She started yarn bombing last year after the horrific year and this latest love-themed campaign came after a successful one at Christmas.

When Natalie started to take down the yuletide yarns, residents living on the estate told her they really enjoyed seeing them and how much they had provided some much-needed happiness at the end of 2020.

“I started making the hearts in January as I wanted to cover more of the estate than I had done previously.

“Covering more than my road and the main entrance would mean more designs and it just developed from there.

“If I wanted to make some flowers or pompoms then I would make them.”

Natalie also provides free pattern templates on her website and hopes to host workshops in the future for anyone who wants to learn how to knit and crochet or reacquaint themselves with the skills.

She has set up the #LoveCopcutCrochet on Facebook for those who live on the estate and the surrounding area to share pictures of them smiling and enjoying the visual displays.

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