Yarny Army to brighten Waroona

Hannelore HepburnHarvey-Waroona Reporter

KNITTERS and crocheters have dusted off their needles and hooks to bring a splash of colour to Waroona as part of this year’s yarn bombing.

Projects for the event are well under way with animals, tree faces and fairies just some of the creations residents and tourists might come across.

Waroona Visitor Centre manager Tracy Goldsworthy said Yarn Bomb Waroona would start in late October to promote the Sea to Art exhibition in November.

“Yarn bombing will grow and continue throughout the summer holidays,” she said.

“Our Yarny Army started a couple of months ago and members are really keen.

“We will concentrate on our big signature tree outside the centre and change from the mandala decoration to a red, white and black colour scheme to tie in with our theme at this year’s Sea to Art exhibition.”

Mrs Goldsworthy said a core group of about 15 crocheters met about every six weeks to discuss progress and specific projects but it was up to each member what they wanted to contribute.

“It is all about inclusiveness and working together as a community,” Mrs Goldsworthy said.

“People can work at their own pace, meet others and be part of a great community project which brings joy not just to our residents but also to tourists driving through,” she said.

“Even people who are not mobile enough to be out and about can get involved and for those who don’t knit or crochet, there are lots of other options to do with yarn – I am always open to ideas.”

Mrs Goldsworthy said all donations of unwanted wool or woollen “UFOs”, unfinished objects, were welcome.

The next Yarny Army meeting will be held on Friday from 11am at the centre, with visitors welcome to attend.

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