Llwyngwril: The Knitted Village of Wales

‘I recently read an article in my local paper, the Cambrian News, about the village of Llwyngwril in North Wales…’

The reason for the coverage in the weekly paper is that the community has been trying to raise funds for their local community centre.  A very worthy cause, I’m sure you’ll agree.

However, not satisfied with your every day, bucket-round-the-houses fund-raising activities, a group of residents got together to form the Llwyngwril Yarn Bombers.  What is a yarn bomber, I hear you cry? Well, basically, it’s a local person with mad knittin’ skillz.

However, instead of the usual jaggy jumper type monstrosities; you know, the ones your parents used to threaten you with wearing when they were trying to keep you in line? No?  OK, so just my parents, then.  How awkward…  Anyway, instead of these, the good people of the village have been on a knitting frenzy, decorating the streets in the most colourful and smile-inducing way.

Where was I? Oh yeah, so I read about it in the paper, grabbed Les and BOOM!  A short 30 days later, we rolled on in.  The village is kinda between the bigger towns of Tywyn and Dolgellau, and the setting is equally spectacular.

It’s a naturally gorgeous area, anyway, so the enhancements, and the fact that SO much work has clearly gone into the decorations, totally made my day.  If you haven’t seen it – you must go – it is guaranteed to make you grin from ear to ear.

This is the work of the Yarn Bombers in all its fabulous, woolly glory:

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How amazing is this???  Nearly got myself run over trying to take this shot, but it was totally worth it.
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a gorgeous little mousey couple
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a red dragon because, obviously…
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check out these lovely woolly sisters
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Who’s a pretty boy, then?
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Who doesn’t want to live in a village that knits cosy bench-jumpers??
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Gwril, the village Ogre
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the detail is amazing on this little guy

Have you visited the Yarn Bombers of Llwyngwril yet?

PS – The town is constantly changing themes and adding more stuff, so it’s never the same when you go back.  It seems to get better and better every time I drive through.


Suzanne x



Llwyngwril: The Knitted Village

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Hi, I'm Suz. I love travelling (obvs..), dogs, shoes and wine, although not necessarily in that order. I'm originally from Scotland, but now live in Snowdonia in North Wales with my husband and a seriously large shoe collection.

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