Alice in Wonderland themed yarn installation on show at The Station

Deirdre Knibbs, owner of Richmond’s yarn shop, KnitOwl.

The connection between Lewis Carroll and Richmond will be celebrated at The Station in Richmond this Easter.

To raise awareness and funds for the Old Grammar School restoration fund, a yarn installation on the theme of Alice in Wonderland has been created and will be on display until April 28.

The project has been led and curated by Deirdre Knibbs, owner of Richmond yarn shop, KnitOwl.

Members of the knitting and crocheting community in Richmondshire have used their skills to create pieces for the project, including the  White Rabbit Trail.

The installation will also feature in other events in the town to promote the Old Grammar School scheme.

It will next be popping up again for the open day at the former school on Saturday May 11, 10am to 4pm, when people will be guided round parts of the school and learn more about the future plans for the building.

The aim is to transform the building into a valuable community resource, hosting workshops, lessons and meet-ups to encourage, and hopefully boost, the local crafting community.

The venue will also include a hostel for visitors to the region.