Is this the knitting Banksy?

Crocheted murals have been appearing around Lytham but the artist's identity remains secret

Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 11:05 am
Updated Thursday, 18th November 2021, 9:53 am

A mystery woman has been plonking her crocheted murals in Lytham – and wants to keep her identity a secret.

Her creations, known as ‘yarnbombs’, include ducklings, flowers, a windmill, and a Remembrance Day hat.

Linda Deacon, who sells wool to the stealthy stitcher, said: “It makes people smile.

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Remembrance day crocheted mural by the knitting Banksy of Lytham St Annes

“It’s a random act of kindness so the whole point is to remain anonymous.”

Linda said she’s often quizzed about the woman – but is remaining tight-lipped.

“She comes into my shop and we talk through ideas,” she said. “But I can’t reveal who she is.”

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The woman doesn’t work alone, however.

She’s part of a national movement that promotes the apparent joy of yarn.

A Facebook group called ‘Random Acts of Crochet Kindness’ had more than 130,000 members yesterday.

Patterns, advice, and tutorials are offered on the public group.