Hampshire & Isle of Wight

New Milton in Hampshire gets "craft bombed"

Station Road in New Milton
Image caption "Nutty crafters" decorated Station Road in New Milton with knitting, bunting and crafts

Residents in a Hampshire market town have had their street "craft bombed" with knitted covers, bunting and soft toys.

Station Road in New Milton had been decorated in secret by a "nutty crafters" group who "wanted to spread a little bit of handmade love".

One of the craft bombers told the BBC decorations included patchwork trees and "a town mouse on the clock".

The craft bombing follows spates of yarn bombing around the country.

The group, from a local craft shop, said there were "comfy benches, a town mouse on the clock, bees and butterflies, lighthouses, bikes, fish and things for kids and grown-ups to find and keep".

BBC reporter Roz Tappenden said: "All the lampposts, bus stops, bins and signs are covered in bunting, soft toys and knitted covers.

"Even the post box has a pom-pom hat."

Image caption The street's post box was decked in a fetching pompom hat
Image caption The craft bombing was carried out by a local craft shop

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