Yarn Bombers stitch face coverings for McMullen's Brewery


McMullen & Sons continues its strong connection with the local community and businesses by ordering hundreds of cloth face coverings for its team members from the locally famous Yarn Bombers.

The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters (SSOHC) or locally known as the Yarn Bombers, are a group of 20 friends with a unique passion for crafting. Their notoriety spreads nationwide after their Christmas campaign in 2018 went viral, ‘bombing’ the tops of letter boxes with numerous festive themes all the bring joy to Hertford, engender community spirit and fundraise for local charities.

McMullen’s contacted the SSOHC with a proposition to create face coverings for their Head Office, Dray and pub teams, keeping our request local with the ambition to donate funds to charity.

A band of sewing bees – now known as the Magnificent Seven – comprising of Alison, Christine Hook, Connie Deans-Harding, Janet Mollison, Janice Taylor-Barton, Josie Bradshaw and Sue Newman set to work making beautiful hand-made cotton face coverings in a wide range of design and prints.

One of the Magnificent Seven, Connie Deans-Harding says “making face coverings at my house has been a real team effort; Dad, who is recovering from a heart op, has been a champion seam presser and wire threader! I hope the McMullen’s team find joy in the colourful prints and that their purchase has contributed to such brilliant and important causes”

Tom McMullen states “we are proud to donate £1,000 to the chosen charities, the Citizens Advice Bureau and Carers in Herts who have worked tirelessly helping so many in the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to support our local artists as well as helping to keep these charities going with our donation.”

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