A YARN store in Oxford is hosting a competition to celebrate its 10th anniversary and will donate winning prize funds to a charity.

Oxford Yarn Store, in Parade Avenue, is inviting people to knit, stitch, crochet or weave a single 20cm by 20cm square depicting something that represents or symbolises Oxford.

The winning designs will win prizes worth over £300.

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The squares will then be put together and the final piece will be auctioned off for Oxford Food Hub, a surplus food redistribution centre which provides food to over 170 charities.

Owner Lizzie Webb said: “We are thrilled that knitting and crafting is surging in popularity and that people are still supporting their local independent shop.

“The squares are a great way of using up yarn remnants or recycling old craft items– so very low or no cost but also saving materials from landfill.

“Any material or method can be used to make your square, however the edge/border of your square must be able to be sewn to another.

“I grew up in our wonderful city of Oxford and it’s a hub of inspiration - we’re excited to see how creative people can be.”

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The closing date is 6pm Saturday, December 10 and entries will be shortlisted by the Oxford Yarn Store’s James Edwards and special judge, Linda Ivell of ‘Knitting4Victory’.

To enter visit: oxfordyarn.com/stitch-oxford


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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