Knitters and crocheters across the UK are paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the sweetest way – with knitted post box toppers. Featuring knitted queens, corgis and crowns, the royal-themed yarn bombing is an adorable tribute to Her Majesty.
The Queen passed away on Thursday 8 September at Balmoral, Scotland, aged 96. Mourners have been paying their respects at royal residencies, including Windsor, Buckingham Palace, Sandringham and Balmoral, leaving floral tributes and cards. There is also a digital book of condolence available on the Royal family website.
And now yarn bombers are creating knitted likenesses of the Queen appearing across the country in tribute to the royal.
Yarn bombing is a form of street art using knitting and crochet. Often used to adorn post boxes, woolly creations can also be found decorating railings, lampposts and bollards.
We have seen royal-themed yarn bombing before, including for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, which marked her 70-year reign. Since the Queen passed away, knitted tributes to Her Majesty with touching details have been pictured.
A black post box topper with a knitted Queen wearing a grey outfit and carrying a handbag was spotted in the Scottish village of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, which the Queen's coffin travelled through on its journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh. The detailed post box topper also featured a knitted white flower and a Thank You note.
Pictures of knitted and crocheted postbox toppers in tribute to the Queen have been snapped elsewhere, too, with passersby sharing the dedications on social media.
We had to go old school today and actually post a few bits to some clients. It was nice to be greeted by this little work of art by the WI on the post box by our office! What a lovely little tribute and one that would definitely have raised a smile for our late Queen. pic.twitter.com/Zu0Z4KdIjy
— FJN Solutions (@Ins_Recruitment) September 12, 2022
This was quite cute today ...a post box I passed in Benfleet... A knitted Queen post box cover! pic.twitter.com/dYj5UqZdLx
— Sol (@sol_baby_jesus) September 9, 2022
This touching gesture first made its appearance during the Queens Platinum Jubilee on a post box near our house. It has been reintroduced now with a black handbag, rosette and corgi collar to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 👑👜 pic.twitter.com/BFDBwxSyC7
— Andy Wilcox (@dr_andy_wilcox) September 11, 2022
Although easily removed, without permission, yarn bombing can be considered illegal. If you want to create your own yarn bomb tribute, it's best to seek permission first.
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