Festival of St Thomas Floral Yarn Bombing

Since 2019 Theatre Alibi have been talking to the people of St Thomas and recording their stories of living in the area. For the big finale to this project they are hosting a vibrant community festival, creating a celebration of this special part of the city and bringing the stories to life. The Festival of St Thomas Stories will take place on 8th-10th July at various sites throughout St Thomas.

Wool on the Exe is working with Theatre Alibi to create a floral display representing the story of Gerald Sclater, whose Grandfather used to own Pinces Gardens. Pinces Gardens was the first established nursery in Exeter and is home to a historic wisteria feature, providing a beautiful space for the community.

Our floral display will take the form of a large-scale yarn bombing! Knitted and crocheted flowers will be used to decorate the public places of St Thomas during the festival; columns, trees, fences and more!


Afterwards the flowers will be joined together to make a wall hanging that will be donated to Age UK.

Anyone is welcome to join in and help with the display! With your help we hope to make this cheerful display as big as possible, covering railings, lamp posts, and more with bright woolly flowers! 

How you can help:

Putting up the Yarn Bomb Display
Saturday 25th June - CHANGE OF TIME! IT'S NOW  2 PM
meeting outside Wool on the Exe
Taking down the Yarn Bomb Display
Monday 11th July - 10.30 - 1pm
meeting outside Wool on the Exe


We can't wait to share how this project grows!