Surlingham to host a Knitted Jubilee Street Party with Frazzles

Published:
06:00 28 May 2022



The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will undoubtedly come in all shapes and sizes – but few will be complemented by knitted Frazzles!

Members of the Surlingham community have assured their fellow citizens that they are in no way mocking their planned festivities.


Clive Evans with some of the knitted items for a Jubilee street party in Surlingham. Photo: Danielle Boden
– Credit: Danielle Boden

When the village’s Church of St. Mary and St. Savior toasts Her Majesty, it will do so with a knitted street party.

A dozen members of the village came together to create a great spread for the event, consisting of scotch eggs, sandwiches, cookies, cakes and donuts.


Alexandra Evans with some of the items she knitted for a Jubilee street party in Surlingham.  Image

Alexandra Evans with some of the items she knitted for a Jubilee street party in Surlingham. Photo: Danielle Boden
– Credit: Danielle Boden

But anyone hoping to feast on these treats may struggle – because while they were prepared with the same love and care as they would have been in the kitchen, they were instead knitted from wool.

The project is the brainchild of 61-year-old villager Alexandra Evans, who came up with the idea while taking part in a Shakespearean production at the Stage Two theater in Norwich.


Alexandra Evans with some of the items she knitted for a Jubilee street party in Surlingham.  Image

Alexandra Evans with some of the items she knitted for a Jubilee street party in Surlingham. Photo: Danielle Boden
– Credit: Danielle Boden

She said: “I do a bit of theater and I was in a play called A Carnival of Errors in Norwich and knitted some props for the show. They were so well received I thought of different ways to use them.

“So I decided to start making other kinds of food and that’s how I got the idea for the knitted street party and it went from there.”


Sue Allen with some of the items she knitted for a Jubilee street party in Surlingham.  Photo: Danny

Sue Allen with some of the items she knitted for a Jubilee street party in Surlingham. Photo: Danielle Boden
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After giving a rallying cry, she quickly discovered that other members of the village community were making their own contributions, until they had a broadcast fit for a queen.


Woolly Frazzles at the Surlingham Jubilee Knitted Street Party

Woolly Frazzles at the Surlingham Jubilee Knitted Street Party
– Credit: Alexandra Evans

The ambitious exhibition ran for around eight weeks, with Ms Evans including one of her favorite treats in the spread: Knitted Frazzles.


A knitted pizza for a street party in Surlingham.  Photo: Danielle Boden

A knitted pizza for a street party in Surlingham. Photo: Danielle Boden
– Credit: Danielle Boden

She said: “I chose to make them for the sole reason that they are my favorite snacks.

“It’s such a beautiful thing and I think people will really appreciate seeing normal, everyday things in a little less normal way.”


A variety of knitted food for a street party in Surlingham.  Photo: Danielle Boden

A variety of knitted food for a street party in Surlingham. Photo: Danielle Boden
– Credit: Danielle Boden

The Knitted Street Party will be on display in Surlingham Church over Jubilee weekend, Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5.


A knit cake for a street party in Surlingham.  Photo: Danielle Boden

A knit cake for a street party in Surlingham. Photo: Danielle Boden
– Credit: Danielle Boden

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