Knitted Wallace and Gromit take up residency at Wensleydale Creamery

Wallace and Gromit have taken up residency at the The Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes.

The characters have been joined by other characters from the popular animated films, including Wendolene and Shaun the Sheep.

Created by the Hawes Yarnbombers, a group of six friends brought together by their love of knitting and crocheting, the life-sized figures took seven months to create and were made using more than 15kg of yarn.

During the summer and autumn, the characters sat outdoors in the centre of Hawes marketplace, welcoming visitors to the town and raising more than £15,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance through donations.

Their new permanent home at the Wensleydale Creamery as part of its Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience will allow visitors to have their picture taken with the famous figures and also raise further funds for the charity.

Jane Barratt, one of the Hawes Yarnbombers who worked on the project, said: “Our Wallace and Gromit creations were a real labour of love.

“The characters are synonymous with the Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, and we wanted to bring this to life in a way that could be celebrated by locals and visitors alike, all whilst raising some much-needed funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

“We’re absolutely delighted to see them all so happy in their new home and hope visitors can go on to enjoy them for years to come.”

Trish Cannon, director of the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, added: “It’s such a pleasure to be able to give Wallace and Gromit a permanent home in our visitor centre so that these amazing creations can be enjoyed by all.

“We’d love visitors to come along, take a picture with them and leave a small donation.”

 

 

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  1. Who doesn’t admire the work and skill of all yarnbombers and find that their creations cheer up their day?

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