Giant crocheted doily appears under Bristol bridge

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Guerrilla crochet under Stapleton railway bridge in Bristol
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The giant doily has been crocheted out of inch-thick cord and hung under a railway bridge

A giant crocheted doily has appeared under a railway bridge in Bristol.

The 12ft (3.6m) diameter "spider web" was seen hanging under Stapleton Road railway bridge by Gail Boyle as she drove into work earlier.

"It's a massive piece of crochet... and the nylon cord must be up to an inch thick," she said.

"I've no idea who is responsible, it might be 'yarn bombing', but I crochet and I know that they are proper crochet stitches," she added.

Yarn bombing - also known as guerrilla knitting - is a type of street art or graffiti using items made from yarn - whether knitted, crocheted, or made into pom-poms.

"Last year lots of people were doing yarn bombing and a cloak was knitted for the Queen Victoria statue on College Green," said Ms Boyle.

"But this latest piece of guerrilla crochet is beautiful - it shines like a little white beacon."

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