During the pandemic The Milford Craft Group has either met on zoom or, on occasion, physically. We have kept up our regular collective “yarn bombing” of the village but also undertaken other community projects. A recent example was the beautiful scarlet poppies on the war memorial around Remembrance Sunday, picture below.
Scarlet poppies on the Milford War Memorial on the junction of Hopping Hill and Derby Road/A6, November 2021
Residents may also have seen the lovely bunting on the flagpole on The Triangle last spring to celebrate our debt to nature with individually made silk flags.
We also created an installation in textiles for Grayson Perry’s Art Club in 2021 about the impact of the lockdown.
December 2021’s project was the creation and erection of a spectacular Christmas star on The Triangle (see below).
The star replaced the usual illuminated snowman Christmas decoration on The Triangle and was by the Christmas tree. Milford Craft Group would like to thank Belper Town Council, Fleet Arts, Milford Social Club and Tan Draig for their support of this project. The Star was on display until the New Year.
In 2022 the club yarn bombed the village in preparation for the May Day procession on the 7th May, following the Science Fiction theme that has been decided for the day. Here is their excellent Clangers creation for the Strutt Arms post box.
For more photos of the May Day 2022 yarn bombing, see here.