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A Victorian pier in Yorkshire gets a cosy makeover with yarn creations

A Victorian Pier in Yorkshire has been given a cosy makeover after a secretive group of knitters, called the Saltburn Yarn Stormers, left a series of knitted displays celebrating the region attached to railings.

Yarn art in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Yarn art in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Image by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

The knitters, whose identities are a secret, attached their creations to the pier in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England, overnight.

Yarn art in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Yarn art in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Image by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

This is not the first time the knitters have covered the rails, and this year’s theme celebrates the county with knitted figures, landmarks and phrases. The yarn displays celebrate things like Yorkshire tea, its fame as the setting for the novel Dracula, and the local Wensleydale cheese.

Yarn art in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Yarn art in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Image by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

The display covers 40 meters of the pier and for any curious onlookers who want to learn more about the creations can scan the QR codes attached. In past years, the knitters have created displays based on themes like the World Cup, the Olympics, the Queen’s Jubilee and Alice in Wonderland.

Yarn art in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Yarn art in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Image by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

The seaside community will have many visitors who come and stroll the pier to enjoy the bank holiday weekend.