Flower Power – Crafters Wanted

We’ve had poppies, Christmas baubles and now it’s wildflowers that are needed, as part of a yarn bombing exercise to improve the outdoor space at Stirling Health and Care Village.

With plans this spring to leave the grassed areas uncut to support wildlife, people are being asked to make wildflowers which will be ‘planted’ on green bamboo sticks until the real wildflowers are established. The more ambitious can also make some insects and bugs too

The flowers can be knitted, crocheted, sewn and even made from plastic. Completed creations can be handed in at anytime or placed in a box to the left of the RVS café, opposite the Green Room in the main outpatient building.

The outdoor display will be built over the coming months. There are lots of free patterns on the internet but you can also email Elaine Cochrane (elaine.cochrane@nhs.scot) for copies.

The appeal for Christmas baubles was a huge success with hundreds handed in, making a wonderful festive display on surrounding trees.