Sally Fletcher-Titterton has become a local celebrity after brightening up the village with colourful crochet bringing smiles to the local’s during walks.
The coronavirus pandemic has swept over the country causing us all to rethink our way of life bringing with it many challenges, however it has exposed a great deal of wonderful people that are doing incredible things within communities and Sally Fletcher-Titterton is no exception.
The 44-year-old has lived in Burton Joyce all of her life. Currently she is a beauty/holistic therapist, but when her children were younger, she also ran out-of-school childcare for the area.
You may have spotted Sally’s Covid crochet creations on your walks or even seen them shared on Facebook. Sally said, “I have always been a very creative person, and have tried my hand at many different crafts from felting to sewing and many more.
“I have been crocheting for about 20 years and have made lots of items for both myself and as gifts. I particularly enjoy crocheting Amigurumi (Japanese for crochet stuffed toys) which is what I have done on the top of the post box in the village. I also have a passion for creating patterns of my own, it brings me joy to see something that was in my head brought to life as a crocheted item, I write up the patterns so other people can make the item to.
“I really began to crochet for the village when lockdown began, I have always wanted to try yarn bombing and I felt it would bring a smile to people’s faces when they have seen what I have done.”
Yarn Bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crochet yarn instead of paint or chalk.
Sally continued, “At first I began with the tree and fence at the end of my road. After doing this I had the idea to do the same to the post box. Alongside this I have been crocheting heart brooches/pins in order to raise money for the NHS, and I have currently raised £250.”
It doesn’t stop there, Sally has used her incredible skills to do so much for her community, for key workers and even those mourning losses due to the coronavirus.
“I also thought it would be nice to crochet some keyrings for our postman and NHS workers as a way to say thank you. I have made mask mates for the hospital too, this stops the masks rubbing on the back of the workers ears. I have crocheted memory hearts for when people with covid-19 pass away – one heart stays with the family and the other stays with the patients. And I have made and scattered little butterflies and hearts around the village – these have a little note on them to cheer the finder up, they are random acts of crochet kindness.”
Sally’s creativity and generosity knows no bounds, she is an inspiration to the village and certainly further afield. Thank you for the wonderful work you have done for all those in need of a little kindness and a smile.