Royal visitors make for a paw-fect display in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Royal visitors make for a paw-fect display in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 22nd Nov, 2023   0

A GOOD yarn could certainly be told about the royal visitors in Warwick.

Their most Royal Highnesses King Charles Spaniel and Queen Cat-milla were created by local charity Escape Arts out of scrap material and household items.

They are on display at Warwick Visitor Information Centre until Thursday November 23 when they will travel to The Lord Leycester Hospital until Christmas Eve.

Escape Arts has also installed knitted post box toppers at three locations in the town centre, thanks to support from Taylor Wimpey Midlands.




The royal visit and yarn bombing was timed to celebrate the King’s birthday on November 14.

The post box toppers were made by volunteers at Escape Arts’ In Stitches group who meet weekly in Stratford for needlecraft projects. They took many hours to create the toppers using knitting, crochet and embroidery techniques.


The toppers have been installed at the pillar boxes at West Gate and East Gate, and the post box outside The Old Post Office on West Street and will be on display for a short time.

Dionne Sambrook from Escape Arts said “It’s really important to commemorate important national events and our heritage. But it is also really important to bring communities together and have some fun with creative activities. We hope our artworks will brighten your day and bring a smile to your face. Maybe even inspire you to have a go at knitted and crochet or to try something creative.”

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