COUNTY NEWS: Wonderful woollies take over Sussex pier

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075649001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075649001

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There are some amazing sights currently waiting to greet visitors to a Sussex pier.

Hastings Pier has been transformed into a woolly wonderland thanks to the attraction’s inaugural yarn bombing event, which has seen nimble-fingered knitters from across 1066 Country creating some truly amazing seaside-themed creations.

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075402001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075402001

Jo Stewart, CEO of Hastings Pier, said: “It’s amazing.

“Hundreds of people have been involved - community groups, schools, individuals - and the pier is covered in knitting, from a bobble hat on our camera obscura to a life-sized mermaid.

“We have knitted fish and chips, ice cream and octopi sitting on benches.”

The wonderful woollies will be kept in place until Tuesday April 18 and there is even a yarn bomb trail for visitors to enjoy.

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075554001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075554001

The yarn bomb has proved so successful, it is hoped the event could make a return.

Jo told the Observer: “It is something we potentially would like to do again.

“It’s been will-received and the pier has been very busy because of it.

“People have been taking selfies with the mermaids.

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075605001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075605001

“It’s just a nice, fun event.”

The pier is open between 10am-5pm, changing to 10am-6pm from Saturday, April 1.

* Pictures taken by Sid Saunders.

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075638001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075638001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075459001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075459001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075414001

Yarn Bomb weekend on Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-170327-075414001