PHOTOS: Yarn bombing at the Goulbourn Museum

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(This post originally appeared on StittsvilleCentral.ca.)

The Goulbourn Museum was yarn bombed on Sunday afternoon. Yarn bombing is the art of adding a knit cover to everything from park benches to entire buses. Known as fibre graffiti, it’s easy to remove yet makes a statement by transforming cold urban landscapes into warm, colourful spaces.

“We had a great turnout of 23 knitters in attendance for Yap & Yarn with many taking turns stitching knitted swatches together and a hardy handful braving the cold to attach the masterpieces to the railings in front of the Museum,” says Sue Woodford from the museum. She says there were enough knitted donations to also cover two of the metal squares on the building’s east-facing railing.

Kathryn Jamieson, curator-manager of Goulbourn Museum, says that they hope to leave the installation up for several months, but that weather could play a factor in how long it stays in place.

Yarn bombing at the Goulbourn Museum

Yarn bombing at the Goulbourn Museum

Yarn bombing at the Goulbourn Museum

Yarn bombing at the Goulbourn Museum

Yarn bombing at the Goulbourn Museum

Yarn bombing at the Goulbourn Museum


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