11:30am Friday 15th June 2012
Exclusive By James Pepper
The Yarnbombers who brought a smile to the whole of Carshalton with their knitted ducks last week have been revealed - well almost.
Ahead of last week's Jubilee celebrations, the Woolly Coven of Carshalton as they are known, met up in an undisclosed location to discuss how to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
In between drinking tea and eating cake, the 20 strong group found time to make 60 knitted ducks for their first Yarnstorm on North Street Bridge.
The group, who want to keep their identities secret for fear of retribution from the wool police, is made up of ladies aged anywhere between 21 and 80.
One unidentified Coven member said: "Doing this feels so mischievous, its like being naughty children again."
Yarnbombing is the art of knit graffiti, where knitted items appear overnight in public locations, and people around the world celebrated national yarnbombing day on June 9.
One unnamed coven member said: "It is the first of many from us, we will return, but can not say where and when, but you will know about it when we do."
A Coven spokeswitch said: "There is a Knit the City guerilla knitting group who operate in London, so we have decided to knit the suburbs. We want to bring happiness to the suburbs one stitch at a time."
Wanda the Witch, the Coven's knitted mascot, will dictate what the group choose to decorate next, and her presence explains the witch hats in the pictures.
Asked why they chose a witch, the group cackled in unison "well you have heard us laugh haven't you?".
Now the coven want people to adopt one of the 54 knitted ducks which remain (six were stolen) to raise money for Headley Court soldiers rehabilitation unit to help the most seriously injured soldiers.
The spokeswitch said: We would like people to adopt a duck for £10 each to raise money for injured soldiers. Its a good cause. The coven members will adapt one each I expect, so there will be 20 to 30 up for grabs. They are now part of Carshalton history."
If you would like to adopt a duck contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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