A MYSTERIOUS crafter known as the Island’s ‘knitting Banksy’ has repaired a World Cup postbox topper after it was vandalised – and is ‘madly working’ on more.
The woman – who wishes to remain anonymous – took ‘emergency’ action after finding that one of her creations at Red Houses in St Brelade had been removed from its perch the day after the England team’s scoreless draw with the USA.
The topper features 11 knitted players and a woolly version of manager Gareth Southgate.
The prolific knitter had used elastic bands to tie the topper to the postbox, but said: ‘The elastic bands had been taken off. They could have taken them off on the Friday night when England were playing… I don’t know why they just didn’t take it.
‘On [last] Saturday morning at 11am, I was doing emergency repairs.’
She added: ‘People saw me but it’s important that I remain anonymous. I did have some lovely people who came up to me.
‘I do it for the pleasure it gives me as I enjoy knitting and I like to carry out random acts of kindness.’
The knitting enigma is now hoping England will prove victorious in their quarter-final clash with France on Saturday, and is also working on Christmas-themed creations.
She said: ‘Me and another lady started last Christmas. We had seen a few [knitted] pop-ups.
‘I’m hoping that England won’t go out, and I’m madly working at the moment [on Christmas toppers].’
Asked about remaining anonymous, she replied: ‘I don’t want people to know it’s me – it makes it more exciting. I can sit on a bench and see people looking [at my work] and it brings pleasure to me. It’s my reward for it.’