Chesterfield post box yarn-bombed for Easter

Letter-writers in Chesterfield had an added Easter treat this week, after yarn-bombers gave a post box a festive make-over.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 2:44 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd April 2021, 2:52 pm

The post box on Moorland View Road, Walton, was given a festive woolen covering, featuring chicks and eggs – just in time for Easter.

The same Walton postbox, which is located near to Walton Evangelical Church, was also yarn-bombed and decorated for Mother’s Day earlier in the year.

Yarn bombing is a type or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

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The Easter-theme post box
The Easter-theme post box

The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.

The start of this movement has been attributed to Magda Sayeg who got the idea when she covered the door handle of her boutique with a custom-made cozy

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The yarn-bombed post box