Darlington Stitch Bombers appeal for stolen work to be returned

Darlington and Stockton Times: Two tiny mice have been added to railings in Darlington's High Row Two tiny mice have been added to railings in Darlington's High Row

THE anonymous crafters whose stitch bombing cheered up Darlington town centre have appealed for their creations to be returned after thieves swiped some of their work.

A knitted handbag, cosy knitted bollard covers and a lovingly crafted patchwork picture of the bandstand in Darlington’s South Park have already been stolen, just days after they mysteriously appeared in the town centre.

A red superhero cape worn by the statue of industrialist, Joseph Pease, has also vanished.

A spokeswoman for the covert crafters - the Darlington Stitch Bombers - said the creations took months to make, and urged people to return the pieces to the town centre.

“People are quite upset by it. We are just trying to do something nice for the town,” she said.

“A lot of time, money and effort went into those. But we are a bunch of women who believe they are not going to bring us down and they are not going to stop us - we will not quit."

However, on a happier note, two tiny knitted mice have been left on some railings in the town’s High Row by another clandestine crafter.

The Darlington Stitch Bombing spokeswoman said: “Just when I had almost lost all respect for some people I saw these two little mice. We have no idea who has put them up.

“Whoever has knitted them is extremely talented. I just hope they stay.”

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6:11am Wed 4 Dec 13

darloboss says...

donate them to an animal charity they will make good dog toys for christmas
donate them to an animal charity they will make good dog toys for christmas darloboss

6:15am Wed 4 Dec 13

Jonn says...

darloboss wrote:
donate them to an animal charity they will make good dog toys for christmas
Cheer up you misery.
[quote][p][bold]darloboss[/bold] wrote: donate them to an animal charity they will make good dog toys for christmas[/p][/quote]Cheer up you misery. Jonn

7:02am Wed 4 Dec 13

darloboss says...

pleased to say Ihave changed my mind leave the woolen vandalisim in place
it will give the rats a change in their diet they have to be fed up with cheap burgers and kababs by now .
pleased to say Ihave changed my mind leave the woolen vandalisim in place it will give the rats a change in their diet they have to be fed up with cheap burgers and kababs by now . darloboss

8:33am Wed 4 Dec 13

Homshaw1 says...

I really would like to know what is happening with this CCTV and the police. How can someone go around the centre of Darlington carrying out these actions without being noticed?
I really would like to know what is happening with this CCTV and the police. How can someone go around the centre of Darlington carrying out these actions without being noticed? Homshaw1

8:34am Wed 4 Dec 13

Bright And Cheerful says...

Sadly most of the works had been removed when I visited the town on Sunday, what a pity I did not travel in on Saturday virtually as soon as they appeared. Now the cape on the Joseph Pease statue disappears. Love the new mice...I fear how long they will be safe.
Sadly most of the works had been removed when I visited the town on Sunday, what a pity I did not travel in on Saturday virtually as soon as they appeared. Now the cape on the Joseph Pease statue disappears. Love the new mice...I fear how long they will be safe. Bright And Cheerful

10:50am Wed 4 Dec 13

oliviaden6 says...

CCTV it is useless the operators are to busy watching television or something.
But the art work is great it has brightened up a drab and dreary town centre, where is peoples good will to all men etc. Probably Bill and His Buddies have had it all taken down.
Its a shame i saw most of it that was left on Sunday morning it was a pleasant surprise and nice to see people took the effort to do it all.
CCTV it is useless the operators are to busy watching television or something. But the art work is great it has brightened up a drab and dreary town centre, where is peoples good will to all men etc. Probably Bill and His Buddies have had it all taken down. Its a shame i saw most of it that was left on Sunday morning it was a pleasant surprise and nice to see people took the effort to do it all. oliviaden6

11:23am Wed 4 Dec 13

Bambooflyrod says...

oliviaden6 says...
CCTV it is useless the operators are to busy watching television or something.
Probably Bill and His Buddies have had it all taken down.

....and you have proof of this?
oliviaden6 says... CCTV it is useless the operators are to busy watching television or something. Probably Bill and His Buddies have had it all taken down. ....and you have proof of this? Bambooflyrod

5:57pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Homshaw1 says...

Would someone from Darlington BC like to comment on the lack of performance of the CCTV camera crew or would you prefer I lodge a formal complaint to elicit an answer?
Would someone from Darlington BC like to comment on the lack of performance of the CCTV camera crew or would you prefer I lodge a formal complaint to elicit an answer? Homshaw1

7:15pm Wed 4 Dec 13

old gadgee says...

Really makes me sick - Steal this stuff, rob from charity bags - steal from a place of rememberance - low life - low as a snake's belly - but hey, no prob we'll keep on keeping them in benefits - don't know if it's benefit scroungers or illegals or our own lot - either way it's despicable. Scum!
Really makes me sick - Steal this stuff, rob from charity bags - steal from a place of rememberance - low life - low as a snake's belly - but hey, no prob we'll keep on keeping them in benefits - don't know if it's benefit scroungers or illegals or our own lot - either way it's despicable. Scum! old gadgee

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