Knitting used to be for grans - but now it’s in art projects

Mo Farrah after missing out on a gold medal
				 Picture: Adam Davy

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Once upon a time knitting was seen as something your gran did and babies were dressed in matching matinee coats, booties and ribboned bonnets.

In the past few decades knitting seemed to have died a death. But Katrina Henderson, who runs the arts cafe in Bransbury Park, Eastney, and her band of urban knitters are bringing it back in a big way.

The ‘yarn bombers’ have already transformed an Eastney bus stop into a living room complete with a TV, lamp and even a full English breakfast made out of wool.

The latest art project is a stunning piece called Icons and Divas featuring knitted versions of Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and even Prince William.

Just goes to show – knitting today isn’t just for nanas!