Community craft group welcomes you to Pudsey, by the sea

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Photo: John Baron

Pudsey’s always been lauded for its fabled treacle mines and as the place where the ducks fly back ‘ards. But did you know it now has a ‘beach’ to add to its list of bragging rights?

Members of Pudsey Community Craft Group have been knitting up a holiday treat by creating seaside-themed creatures, buckets and spades, lollies and lots more, all of which the volunteers have patiently knitted over the past few months.

They’ve placed the ornaments on the side of the West Leeds Country Park Visitors’ Centre, which has now been closed due to council budget cuts.

It’s hoped they will brighten up the area and have already proven a draw for visitors.

As previously reported, dozens of volunteers from Pudsey Community Craft Group gave up their time to adorn Pudsey Park trees with Easter craftwork and in February they also created beautiful Valentine hearts in Pudsey Park.

Before Christmas they created 600 squares which adorned an impressive 18ft tall community Christmas tree outside the Commercial pub and WLD also featured their impressive efforts in 2019 when the ‘knitters and natterers’ put up poppies at various spots across the town to commemorate fallen war heroes on Remembrance Sunday.

More information on the group can be found here.

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  1. I have a couple of bin liners of fabrics & stuffing suitable for making soft toys or other ideas. I no longer need them & wondered whether they are of any use to your group.

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