This Christmas Hertford’s postboxes have got everyone talking. If you haven’t already noticed…it seems we have some festive ‘yarnbombers’ in our midst!
For anyone who hasn’t come across the phrase before, ‘yarnbombing’ (or ‘guerrilla knitting’ or ‘kniffiti’… yes, ‘kniffiti’), is a type of street art, where people stealthily decorate urban areas with colourful knitted or crocheted creations.
If you’ve visited Hertford town centre over the last couple of weeks, you’ll have seen that our postboxes are sporting fabulous little knitted Christmas scenes. The mysterious ‘Secret Society of Hertford Crafters’ (SSOHC) behind these wonderfully detailed displays must have been working for months and it’s all for a very good cause.
Each postbox features a tag, requesting that if you have enjoyed their work, you kindly make a donation to Isabel Hospice, via the following link:
There are 26 ‘postbox toppers’ around Hertford. The SSOHC say that if you take a selfie with one, you could even win a prize!
A few postboxes are pictured below – how many have you spotted?
Maidenhead Street, outside Post Office:
Railway Street, outside Hertford East station:
Railway Street, outside Toni & Guy:
Old Cross, outside Natural Health:
Learn more about the SSOHC here: www.ssohc.co.uk
Donate to Isabel Hospice here: www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/yarnbombers
Which postboxes have you spotted? Take a selfie and leave a comment below or tweet @hertfordarts.