The Times West Virginian

June 15, 2013

‘Yarn bombing’ supports arts, brightens Adams Street

By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — A community group has used its artistic talents and creativity to brighten up downtown Fairmont.

Over the past week, people driving and walking along Adams Street may have noticed how some of the trees look like they’re wearing sweaters or scarves. Colorful pieces of knitted yarn are displayed on the seven trees found on both sides of the 100 block.

Groups around the world have been part of the public art movement known as yarn bombing, covering up trees, buses and other items with knitted pieces as a type of graffiti that can be removed.

International Yarn Bombing Day was started in Alberta, Canada, in 2011, and cities across the globe have celebrated every year since.

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