Yarn bombers remember the dead with knitted creations across Shropshire

A mailbox in Ellesmere

With Armistice Day on Friday and Remembrance Parades scheduled for Sunday, creative crocheters and avid knitters clicked with their needles to create spectacular works.

The Ellesmere Secret Yarn Bombers produced the post box topper in the town’s high street.

Knitters and crocheters brighten up the town all year round with regular streetlight and mailbox displays.

This one features knitted Army, Navy and RAF figures and has an appropriate backdrop.

For the downtown buildings are those that featured in the National Theater’s internationally acclaimed production of War Horse captured by stage designer Rae Smith, one of the production’s set designers.

In Shrewsbury, another letterbox topper was spotted on Copthorne Road, giving the appearance of a rather well-defended location.

Yarn Creations in Shrewsbury

And in Church Stretton, Laura Sutcliffe of Laura Loves Crochet, created a stunning image of a soldier’s head, which fits like a glove on top of a letterbox. Emblazoned with Lest We Forget and surrounded by poppies, it attracts admiring glances from passers-by.

Laura’s creation is believed to encourage her followers and fellow crotcheters to release their own creations in time for Friday and the weekend.

Marjorie N. McClure