What Is The Romsey Festival?

Romsey Festival is a brilliant event that takes place every 3 years in our lovely, little Hampshire town. It is a celebration of the huge range of local talent, creatives, businesses etc. and is packed full of art, music, entertainment and fun. This year’s festival runs from 1st-16th July 2017 and a full list of whats on can be found on the Romsey Festival website.

Yarn Bombing

For the 2017 festival, King John’s House And Heritage Centre organised a yarn bomb. The plan was that local groups or businesses can knit a bollard cover, that is personal to them, to cover as many of the bollards in town as possible.

Rabbitswood Fairy Knitted Bollard Cover

To go with my books, I thought I would turn one of these bollards into a Rabbitswood Fairy. This was my initial idea:

Rabbitswood Fairy Knitted Bollard Cover Design by Heidi Piercy for the Romsey Festival

My books are set in the fictional Rabbitswood in Tomsey, which is inspired by the fairy houses in Abbotswood in Romsey…see what I did there?! 🙂 So I thought this would be a great opportunity to turn this into a bit of a community project for Abbotswood. I asked the local residents  and friends and family if they would like to be involved in knitting squares for the fairy’s dress and if their children could make pom-poms for it. I couldn’t knit or crochet at all when I signed up to this project, so I am extremely grateful for all the help I received. So it’s time for some thanks…

My Rabbitswood Fairy will be up in the town centre for the whole of the Romsey Festival, so please pay her a visit if you are in the area.

Children Hugging Rabbitswood Fairy Bollard Cover by Heidi Piercy for Romsey Festival Yarn Bomb

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One Response

  1. Heidi I love this blog. You inspire me loads with your projects that unfold perfectly organically and bring people together. Well done on the gorgeous Bollard Fairy, she stands friendly and proud in the centre of our special little town. Xxx

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