Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Weird ,wonderful and woolly!

If you come to visit Pentre Bach this summer, and wander round the village, you're in for a treat.
The ladies of the village have been very busy with their knitting and crotchet needles to produce the most amazing woolly creations. If you just pass through the village by car you may well spot lots of colourful bunting, a woolly milk churn, huge withy and woolly fish on the playground fence, psychedelic bicycle and most striking of all .........Gwril peeping over the edge of the bridge. There have been one or two near misses over the past few weeks as people are suddenly confronted by this huge ogre's head just as they're negotiating the narrow bridge! Do take care!

But there's lots more to see. Just take a stroll down to the beach from Ffordd y Felin (Mill Road) and you'll spot knitted crabs, star fish, a mole emerging from its hole, birds in nests , jellyfish , a life sized mermaid and even a baby in a pram!

If you turn north along the beach (towards Fairbourne) and then come back up into the village via the Quaker Cemetery then you'll come across spiders, ladybirds, colourful benches and believe it or not  ..... a knitted beach hut!!

But what's it all about?
Well the committee of Y Ganolfan (the village hall) have come up with the idea to attract visitors, engage the local community in a project and raise some money to help with the upkeep of the hall. Donations can be made in the village shop and at coffee mornings on Wednesdays in Y Ganolfan.

If you've got a pair of knitting needles , some spare wool and some minutes to fill, why not add a few woolly wonders yourself?