There’s lots of love for Telford’s mysterious hearts

There’s lots of love for Telford’s mysterious hearts

Mysterious crochet hearts have been appearing on popular walking routes around Telford, urging people to support local charities which are helping people through the Covid-19 crisis.
They’ve become a big talking point on social media, with people asking:
“Where are they coming from, and who is behind it?”
Now, the mystery can be solved . . . partially, at least.

They are the brainchild of a Telford College student who, in true Banksy style, prefers not to take credit for the creations, and wants to remain anonymous!

A note is attached to each heart, saying: “Please take home and keep. In return, please donate to a local charity helping people during this pandemic.”

The student explained: “I was inspired to make these hearts after learning about a type of street art called yarn bombing in my latest college project.

“Instead of making one big art piece, I wanted to make several small things I could hide around where I live, for people to find and make them smile on their daily walk.

“I started by crocheting five hearts and placing them on a small popular route, as I didn’t know whether people would be interested in them.

“I didn’t announce I was placing them, so I was really surprised when I went back the next day and they were all gone. I started placing more and more around different locations, and to date, I’ve hidden 21 crocheted hearts.

“People have posted about them in a local facebook group saying what a lovely idea it is. It’s really boosted my confidence and I have become prouder of the work I make.
“But I quite like not taking credit for making them, and the mystery around the hearts. I simply attach a little note asking for people to help others during the coronavirus pandemic.”

The mystery student added: “I plan to crochet and knit more different items to hide, and I hope I’m making someone’s lockdown and daily walk a little bit happier.

“Doing this has also made me happier – crafting these hearts and getting some fresh air on my daily walk has really calmed my anxiety, and helped me to focus on my college work.”

24 thoughts on “There’s lots of love for Telford’s mysterious hearts

  • May 15, 2020 at 9:35 pm
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    I saw some of these by the Methodist church in Wellington

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  • May 15, 2020 at 9:36 pm
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    Brilliant!

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  • May 15, 2020 at 9:50 pm
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    Betsy Ballisch-Carnduff

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  • May 15, 2020 at 9:52 pm
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    I think its C Lare Jones

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  • May 15, 2020 at 9:54 pm
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    Zarz Ahmad Vendone

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  • May 15, 2020 at 10:06 pm
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    What a lovely idea! Lynda Archbold

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  • May 15, 2020 at 10:15 pm
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    What a lovely person, well done you xx

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  • May 15, 2020 at 10:37 pm
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    I think it was Scarborough or somewhere like that had the whole sea front yarn bombed. Benches signs and loads of other things covered in knitting. It’s always nice to find something out of the ordinary!

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  • May 15, 2020 at 11:17 pm
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    What a lovely idea. Haven’t seen any around trench but will keep an eye open x

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  • May 15, 2020 at 11:23 pm
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    What a great attitude to have. I often feel these acts of kindness mean more if you don’t blab whose behind it. Cos who are you really doing it for if you are trying to gain notoriety for it!

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  • May 15, 2020 at 11:30 pm
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    Aww Vicky Groves should we do this? Could make some money for charities

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  • May 16, 2020 at 12:48 am
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    So this is what they are possibly for in Wellington ? That’s a lovely idea ❤️

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  • May 16, 2020 at 4:29 am
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    Jennifer Margaret Cooke was this you lol

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  • May 16, 2020 at 6:15 am
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    Alison Jayne Surgey

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  • May 16, 2020 at 9:10 am
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    We were lucky enough to find one on our walk 🙂 will be rehiding, great idea.

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  • May 16, 2020 at 12:22 pm
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    There’s a lady called Anna from Lawley who has been making hundreds of these for weeks!! ❤️

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  • May 16, 2020 at 4:16 pm
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    Whoever you are if you are reading this then private message me (I will keep your identity a secret) and I will let you have some of my wool stash xx Keep up the lovely work xx

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  • May 16, 2020 at 6:35 pm
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    Pat Rashleigh Zoe Rashleigh

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