Swinton Yarnbombing

An oasis of knitted flowers, rainbows and bunting welcomed passengers to Swinton over the summer of 2021.Knitted flowers, rainbows and bunting on a fence

Sheila and her ‘crafty ladies’ came together to create this colourful display along the platform fencing to encourage feelings of community, positivity and hope. It explored themes of mental health and the everyday pressures shared by many which it was hoped would help reduce any stigma and encourage people to start conversations on this important area.

If you do need someone to talk with the Samaritans are available to listen any time day or night on 116 123. For more information visit the Samaritans website.

This display is planned to return for Summer 2022.

If you would like to plan a similar display for your own station please get in touch with Cathrine Ashworth.