Lovelyland, a local social enterprise, is brightening up the town with their latest community project!
The Lovelyland Yarn Bomb Crew have got out their knitting needles and crochet hooks to help raise awareness of the effects of climate change.
The yarn bomb group was set up four years ago to tackle loneliness and isolation in the Castlefields area. The success of the group has seen them reach beyond that and spread lots of joy with their creations.
This year they are decorating post boxes around the town with knitted and crochet animals that are on the endangered list, to raise awareness of the damaging effects climate change is having on their habitats.
It has been eye-opening for the group to study the endangered animal list and sad to learn that such beautiful creatures such as the Asian elephant and Orangutans along with native animals such as the red squirrel are in danger of extinction, if we don't take action against the causes of climate change.
The woollen habitats will be displayed from November 1st - 14th to coincide with the Climate Change Conference being held in Glasgow. By decorating the post boxes around town, the yarn bombers hope people will be made more aware of the struggle these animals face, follow the issues discussed at the conference and make positive changes to their own lives.
If you are interested in helping the yarn bombers with this project then please get in touch:
Facebook page: Castlefields Yarn Bombing Crew