Cheam has been made a little more colourful in recent days after it was hit by a 'yarn bomb'.

Gemma Whicher and the team at Whichcraft Wools in Station Way came up with the idea to decorate the town following its annual yarn shop day earlier this year.

"We decided to create something where all customers could get involved and went with the idea of a yarn chain and trying to create Cheam's longest yarn chain," Gemma said.

"Our customers have been knitting and crocheting the chains out of the leftover wool to help with our goal."

It started out by adding the fluffy material to a simple bench, but they decided to carry on the chain to create another yarn bomb at the Christmas Fair.

So now people can see the colourful designs at the crossroads of Station Way and Epsom Road, as well as at Whitehall.

"The photos on Facebook got shared a few times and so we are sure people liked to see it there," Gemma added.

"I will be printing the photos for the shop to share with our customers so they can see all their work on full display for everyone to see."

Although they are done for this year, they do have one more plan in place.

Gemma said: "We will now be donating the chain to the Children's Oaks Centre at The Royal Marsden so they can use it for any occasion to decorate."