THE Thirsk Yarnbombers have struck again and their colourful creations are literally spreading happiness around the town.

Covid-19 restrictions meant that last year's planned Easter display had to be cancelled, but fans of the group's delightful designs will be thrilled to see them back bigger than ever this spring.

With a theme of 'whatever makes you happy', the Yarnbombers have adorned Thirsk town centre with knitted champagne, strawberries and chocolate cake, along with Easter bunnies, afternoon tea and even Ken Dodd.

Group chairwoman Irene Marwood said: "The display was planned a year ago so a lot of our members had already done something and I think some just thought they would do something more on top of that for this year's display, which is why it is probably a bit bigger.

"We have had lots and lots of lovely feedback, I think in the first day we had 1,003 hits on our facebook page."

She added: "The theme is 'whatever makes you happy' which is quite fitting at the moment and some of our members knitted their grandchildren which is quite poignant really and shows what people have been missing.

"And now that people are getting out and about more, you can see them wandering round looking at the display or when they're eating their fish and chips in the market place they're enjoying it all."

This year the group also worked with Thirsk Community Primary School to create an Easter trail around the town.

Pupils were tasked with finding knitted white roses, which represent the school's logo, dotted about the town.