News

Here's a great yarn...

YARN BOMBED: Max Burgess (centre) with her son Juno and neighbour Kahula Dangerfield at the Little Keen St community garden that had a surprise visit from some yarn guerrillas on Sunday night.
YARN BOMBED: Max Burgess (centre) with her son Juno and neighbour Kahula Dangerfield at the Little Keen St community garden that had a surprise visit from some yarn guerrillas on Sunday night.

THOSE cheeky little garden gnomes, the Lismore Yarn Guerrillas have been at it again, this time spreading their knitted creations throughout the Little Keen Street community garden.

The phenomenon known as 'yarn-bombing' involves a clandestine group of knitters creating a series of works and displaying them in public places. They usually sneak out in the dead of night and decorate a space so that people are taken by surprise when they see it in the morning.

And that's exactly what happened in Little Keen Street.

Resident and keen community gardener Max Burgess called The Echo on Monday morning after seeing what had been left the previous night. Nestled throughout the garden were knitted and crocheted creatures: worms, frogs and butterflies, plus a snake, a bee in a tree, a gecko and some flowers.

Even the garden hose had been covered with wool.

"The kids just love it," Max said. "We all just want to say thanks to whoever did it. They're so excited. We had no idea that it was coming. It's such a cool installation. Everyone is so appreciative."

Nobody has yet come forward to claim responsibility...


Featured Real Estate

finda logo

Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Marketplace

Sponsored Offers

Compare & Save