Pier Yarn Bomb – Get Involved

Yarn Bombing Logo

How to Get Involved!

Contact the yarn bombing coordinator Janey Moffatt - learning@hpcharity.co.uk for further information or call the Hastings Pier Charity learning team on 01424 445566

How to worksheets
Click on the following links for detailed instructions:

How to …. Make a pompom
How to …. Finger knit
How to …. Make felt
How to …. French knitting
How to …. Letter wrapping

School and Group information

Background information pack – development of the Victorian seaside and information about local marine life

Adult groups and individuals

Hastings Pier is excited to host a community led yarn bomb; involving individuals, groups and schools based in the area.  The yarn bomb will see the Pier dressed with knitting, crochet and items made using other textile arts such as weaving and felting.  Everyone is invited to take part and everything made will be included in the final display – from the simplest pom pom to the most intricate knitted design.  The theme is ‘seaside’ – this can embrace fish, seagulls, sticks of rock, fish and chips, buckets and spades, and anything else that evokes memories of being by the sea and on the Pier!

Keep it simple

  • Knit or crochet squares approx. 15cm – as many as you like (you can join them together in a line if you are able to sew).

Follow a pattern

  • We have a selection of patterns linked below to help get you started:

Clam knitting pattern
Fish knitting pattern
My Pet Seagull knitting pattern
Seahorse knitting pattern
Starfish knitting pattern
Fish and Chip knitting pattern:

Get creative

  • Use your imagination and interpret the theme to make anything you want.

Hastings is a hugely creative place and we want to showcase this to visitors and residents in the town as much as possible!

Find out more

1st February at 11am, The Birch Room, Hastings Pier.
Everyone welcome.

Please contact the yarn Bombing coordinator Janey Moffatt - learning@hpcharity.co.uk with any enquiries.

Informal open knitting and creating sessions

Evening weekdays.
Keep a look out for dates and venue on our website.

These will provide a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to get together, exchange ideas, make friends and inspire each other.

Yarn Bombing Event Weekend

Members of the public will be visiting the yarn bomb and this means that everything must be attached securely without damaging any part of the Pier.  It’s best if you can give us as much information as possible about what you are creating in advance so that we can ensure that you are supported during the installation of the work – please contact Janey Moffatt - learning@hpcharity.co.uk.

Work will be installed 24th and morning of 25th March, and you can contact us at any time for advice on how to design or create your piece so that it will be safe and secure.

The final display will be open for viewing 25th March, with interactive activities including a photo booth complete with knitted props and accessories!

Completed work should be dropped off at The Hub, Hastings Pier Charity, Hastings seafront or posted to Hastings Pier Charity, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JU by 6th March, unless you are installing the work on the Pier yourself (with our help) – you can do this 24th or 25th (morning) March.

All the work will be subject to harsh weather conditions and possible theft whilst on display so please do not be too disappointed if your work does not survive until the end of the project.

Family Workshops

The workshops will include activities such as learning how to finger knit and having a go machine knitting and will be suitable for all ages. Please see the events calendar for details.