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Hugging the trees of Cockermouth

Inspired by Cockermouth’s famous wool shop and the story of the wool going all over the town in the flood Riversmeet a local community cooperative invited people to take part in a learn to knit project. This was a way to display people’s sample pieces and inviting avid knitters to knit and crochet for the trees.  The tree cosies were on display as part of national tree dressing week starting 27th November 2010.

Over 50 individuals and groups have contributed to give the trees a hug special thanks go to: Plumbland WI, COCS, Soroptimist International Cockermouth, Torpenhow Arts & Crafts Group, Margaret at the Wool Shop, Monday Knitting Group, sew together volunteers, all the learn to knitters, Free For All and the late Margaret Edwards for supplying the materials.

After the installation the tree cosy were remade into blankets for the developing world.