A north Norfolk village has mysteriously been given a woolly make-over

Yarn bombers have struck in the Norfolk village of East Ruston and nobody knows who it is. Pictured

Yarn bombers have struck in the Norfolk village of East Ruston and nobody knows who it is. Pictured is Dawn Bell and Linda Cottle have a chat about who might of done it. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A village nestled in north Norfolk has tackled the winter blues by adorning it with crocheted creations.

A bench outside the Butchers Arms in East Ruston which has been 'yarn hugged'. Picture: MARK BULLIMO

A bench outside the Butchers Arms in East Ruston which has been 'yarn hugged'. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

If you happen to be walking through East Ruston over the festive period, you will notice it has been 'yarn hugged' with a variety of colours and patterns.

The bright creations mysteriously appeared last week and have been created by a group known only as the 'Woolly Hookers'.

The five-strong group, who wish to remain anonymous, meet every week to do crafts and drink tea, and one day decided to take it to the next level.

One member of the group said: 'I was reading a book which has information all about 'yarn hugging' which was popular in the 60s.

Yarn bombers have struck in the Norfolk village of East Ruston and nobody knows who it is. Pictured

Yarn bombers have struck in the Norfolk village of East Ruston and nobody knows who it is. Pictured is the village sign. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

'I had also just come back from New Zealand where it is everywhere, so I thought we could do that here.

'We just wanted to bring a bit of colour to East Ruston in the winter.'

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The lady, who started the group, said: 'I've been knitting since I was eight and crafts have always been in my life. I have two sisters and our mum would always make our dresses so it has always been with me.

'The group is a chance to get to know and support each other, and all the ladies say they look forward to their Monday nights. I am hoping the yarn will stay up until after Christmas.'

Yarn bombers have struck in the Norfolk village of East Ruston and nobody knows who it is. Pictured

Yarn bombers have struck in the Norfolk village of East Ruston and nobody knows who it is. Pictured is the post box on Chapel Road. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The group started at the beginning of last year when a few ladies in the village wanted to learn to crochet.

The idea to 'yarn hug' the village came in August this year and they have been crafting since to get it ready. They hope to be more prepared for next year with even more woolly creations on show.

The founder of the group added: 'We wanted to do it so people didn't know it was being done and it just appeared, and I don't think anyone knows it was us yet.'