The Close-Knit Community 2016

To celebrate the link between Abergavenny and Swayimane in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Zimele will be 'yarn bombing' in Abergavenny again. That is decorating the town with wool, using knitted and crocheted squares made by both communities. And as The National Eisteddfod is visiting town, we are creating something extra special this year with stunning displays on the Meadow and at some of our favourite sites in Abergavenny.


The Close-Knit Community 2016 is a place to celebrate people: friends, family or those we admire, whether they are still with us or not. You can make dedications to those who are important to you. Each dedication £5 = 1 person to be remembered or celebrated. You will receive a card as either a memento or to give to the person you are celebrating.

Businesses can get involved too! For a suggested donation of £25, their business name and logo will be displayed by the project and on Zimele’s social media.

The squares are made from synthetic wool which is harmless to the tree and surrounding environment. After Zimele takes them down, the squares will be washed and recycled into blankets to be used by other charities.

We are indebted to The Wool Croft (Cross Street, Abergavenny) and Emmeline's Homebaking (Baker Street, Abergavenny).

To make a dedication, first let us know the list of names you wish to celebrate by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , texting 07443 393 375, or posting a completed flyer to Zimele UK, Aenon House, 34 Pen Y Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 7RN. Flyers should be available at venues throughout Abergavenny, such as Abergavenny Library. Please also include your contact details and address, and whether you are able to gift aid.

Then make payment at a cost of £5 per name:

  • Via Paypal or credit card
  • Direct into our bank account Account name: Zimele UK
    Bank: HSBC
    Account:  41459546
    Sort Code: 40-08-04
  • Text ZIME00 £5 (ZIME Zero Zero space £amount) to 70070
  • Post a cheque made payable to Zimele UK to the above address
  • Pay cash at The Wool Croft, Emmeline's Homebaking or Abergavenny Castle and Museum. Please ask for a receipt. Completed flyers can also be handed in with cash payments.