Dallas yarn bombers decorate historic space

Dallas yarn bombers decorate historic space

Despite its growing popularity over the past few years, residents in Dallas, US are only just waking up to yarn bombing.

But with much ground to make up, the Dallas Yarn Bombers have decided to do something big.

Between now and April 27th visitors to the historic Dallas Heritage Village will find that it has been covered in brightly coloured yarn, Pegasus News reports.

Around 70 volunteers have spent ten hours decorating the space, catapulting it into the 21st century.

Speaking to the publication, Kathy Ericson, a long-time volunteer at Dallas Heritage Village said: "Working out here, I'm used to seeing the juxtaposition of the village against the new downtown.

"Knitting and crocheting is such an old art form, but it's done in a totally new way."

Sally Ackerman, artistic director of the yarn bombing group described the installation as including decorations across trees, with knitted kites and banners.

There are also colourful coverings on the playground rides and children's area.

While she explained that the team did not knit everything from scratch, the display took around six weeks of preparation, and involved donations from other venues.

She described the act of yarn bombing as "contemporary urban art that's been sweeping the world", adding that it should help to promote the historic village and it's spring-summer events.

Commenting on the knitted decorations, Elizabeth Dry, founder of the Promise of Peace Community Garden, admired the project and described it as an act of love, as it has been installed by volunteers and could easily become damaged over time by the weather.

"It's pure love of doing something that delights the community and showcases the talent these ladies have for knitting," she went on to say.

Yarn bombing is an activity which can be fun for all ages and abilities, as even the simplest of designs can help brighten up a space.

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