BRENTFORD’S trees and signs have become somewhat brighter as a knitting craze hit the streets.
Yarn Bombing, which has been transported from across the pond in the US, is a fun way to jazz up the town centre before crowds descend on the Market Place for the first farmer's market in almost four decades.
The market and the urban knitting – which has seen woolly designs covering trees and signs – are all part of the Brentford High Street Steering Group’s initiative to revive the town centre.
Julia Quilliam, of Quilliam Property Services, helped organise the knitting. She said: "Brentford has some talented knitters! Special thanks go to Gary Rooney and Julia Hogan of Gary Rooney Designs who have created some quite superb, bright, colourful tree socks, and also to Rajka and members of Brentford Knits, the town’s very own knitting club."
She encouraged people to pop down to the Market Place to have a look.
Brentford Market will be open every Sunday from 10am until 2pm. Street food, artisan breads, meat and poultry, fish and seafood, fruit and veg and fine cheeses will all be available to purchase. Previously a market existed for 700 years until closing in the 1970s.
Brentford’s own urban farm and youth training charity, Cultivate London, will be selling herbs, vegetables and potted plants.