AN international phenomenon known as “granny graffiti” will hit our town today.
The project will have the Edmund Barton statue all stitched up - and that is just for starters.
Seniors have teamed up with the younger generation to bring granny graffiti, also known as guerrilla knitting and yarn bombing, to the Hastings and Camden Haven.
Colourful knitted items such as scarves, pom poms, smiley faces and knitted art will transform many public places.
Granny graffiti has been a success in Paris, London, New York and Budapest.
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council community development officer for aged and disabilities Julie Priest said if Paris could do it, so could the Hastings.
A $1000 Seniors Week grant from the State Government made the project a reality.
Ms Priest said it brought together the generations to pass on the knowledge and love of the “granny crafts.”
“This is a wonderful project that has seen our local seniors working with younger generations, teaching and passing on their knowledge in a craft that many youngsters may be otherwise unfamiliar with,” Ms Priest said.
Granny graffiti will remodel the Town Green and the Glasshouse today at the start of Seniors Week celebrations.
The launch will be at the Town Green from 1pm or the CWA rooms in the case of wet weather.
Laurieton Library and Bold Street will be transformed with knitted creations tomorrow. The project moves to Wauchope’s tomorrow morning and Wednesday morning with a live window display at Co-op Department Store with grannies teaching Wauchope Public School students to knit.
Port Macquarie Library will be remodelled with knitting on Thursday.
The items will stay until Seniors Week ends on Sunday.
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