Kent

Herne Bay woolly post box covers 'spread Christmas cheer'

Postbox Image copyright Sara Worley
Image caption "I really hope the commuters at Herne Bay station are enjoying this", Ms Worley tweeted

Festive woollen post box covers that appeared in a seaside town are the work of a Kent knitting circle, it has been revealed.

Sara Worley from Maidstone and fellow knitters from the Herne Bay Cosy Crew created ten decorative covers to "spread the Christmas cheer".

The team of seven started work on the covers in October before "yarn-bombing" the town.

"We thought this would put a lot of smiles on lots of faces," she said.

The knitting group is inviting the public to take selfies in front of the post boxes and add them to their Facebook page.

"The Royal Mail have been very supportive," she added.

Image copyright Sara Worley
Image caption Ms Worley says the response to the postbox covers has been "awesome" and "amazing"
Image copyright Sara Worley
Image caption Postboxes can be seen in Eddington Lane, Bournemouth Drive, the High Street and at the library
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Image caption Others are at Reculver Road, Mickleburgh Hill and in Beltingle village

Ms Worley, 56, who was born in Herne Bay, said she started knitting as a child but took it up again three years ago.

She said each cover took about three hours a day for a month to create and uses about 200g of wool.

The group's plans had now turned to a project for the Herne Bay Pier for next summer.

"We haven't decided what yet," she said.

Image copyright Sara Worley
Image caption Ms Worley's first project in Herne Bay was a knitted beach hut for the town's festival in 2014, with people sending squares from all over the world
Image copyright Sara Worley
Image caption Earlier this year the knitters covered a Mini with knitted squares

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