Yarn Bombing

Beverley Minster in medieval times was a hub of activity with pilgrims and sanctuary seekers passing through.

They left their mark on the stones of the Minster inscribing boats, crosses, names and even musical staves.

Today we call it graffiti, but back then it was all part of venerating Saint John of Beverley.

We are celebrating the medieval graffiti with modern urban graffiti –

Yarn bombing

We invite you to knit, crochet, French knit and to make pompoms.

You can wrap tree trunks, dangle pompoms or envelop benches.

Be bold, be brave, be creative.

The Minster is your blank canvas.

You can book a space you want to fill or make bits and bobs for general decoration.


Saturday 12 September   11.00 – 15.00

Join us for a yarn bombing picnic

Help us celebrate Heritage Open Days > and bring your picnic and your knitting/crochet/French knitting/pompoms for a socially distanced picnic in the graveyard. She what other people are doing and be inspired.

Get ideas and your bombing.

Materials will be available for beginners.



Saturday 24 October 10.00 – 16.00

Let the yarn bombing begin

Come and bomb the church yard! Put your creations on the railings, trees and benches.

Let us know you are coming

Saturday 31 October from 10.00

Time to take it down

Let us know you are coming


Select a word to see an instructional video.