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Yarn bombing hits Nelson area

Nelson’s Jane Merks put her skills to good work as she yarn bombed a house on Mill Street. - Submitted photo
Nelson’s Jane Merks put her skills to good work as she yarn bombed a house on Mill Street.
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While yarn bombing started in Texas in the 1990s as a personal expression to make boring public places and things less boring, Nelson’s Jane Merks chose to celebrate International Yarn Bombing Week by filling her friend’s front yard with small pieces of colourful joy.

A few years ago Merks received a garbage bag full of crocheting thread and that winter she crocheted about 1,000 circles in a dozen colours.

This year she finally decided what to do with them, stringing them on cord, wire or bamboo poles and placing them in a yard on Mill Street.

Others have created cozies for bridges, lace coverings for trees or knitted scarves for statues.

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