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Video: Yarn-Bombing Day in Norcross

Knitters and crocheters attached colorful pieces of work to downtown's streetscape last Saturday.

Historic downtown was abuzz last Saturday as knitters and crocheters joined together for Spring Into Yarn, the city's yarn-bombing day.

For those unfamiliar with the craft, yarn-bombing is a street art where knitted and crocheted items are installed and attached to public property. The Norcross Arts Alliance held where anyone could come to crochet and knit something for yarn-bombing day.

On March 31, the ladies from the classes set to work on the town with their needles and yarn. Others who hadn't attended the classes also contributed work to the streetscape, too.

"I've never done anything like this before, and I love it," said local resident Jeannette Inserni, who just learned how to crochet in the first yarn-bombing class in February.

The work will be up during the entire month of April. Some of the more notable pieces of the day include a crocheted wedding dress in city hall, the frogs in Thrasher Park and the bench at the Norcross Garden Club. For a full recap of the day, check out the video attached to this article.

Additionally, the city is having a where a winner is picked every week this month. For the full details, check out the , the board member who helped jumpstart the yarn-bombing project.

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Christine Shelburn April 03, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Love it! It makes me smile on my way to and from work. Wonderful job Norcross Arts Alliance .
Neva Spell April 03, 2012 at 08:21 PM
American Made knitting and crocheting is almost a lost art. This project hosted by Norcross Arts Alliance will take a while to complete in the city of Norcross and its different than anything we've ever done here. Make sure you come and see the American Made Products, even the food and enjoy our city and what it has to offer, because its from the past, like America is.
Betty and Dan O'Neil April 03, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Thanks to all the contributors. Exceptionally pretty and innovative creations complement our lovely town.
Neva Spell April 04, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Bettty and Dan: Thanks so much for supporting our city of Norcross. I've been here for 14 years and its a great place to work, live and play. CHEERS:-}

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