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Yarnstormers: When Seniors Attack ... With Yarn
Yarnstormers: When Seniors Attack ... With Yarn

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AIR DATE: July 11, 2012

Think of it as your grandmother's form of graffiti.  It's been called "yarn bombing" or "yarnstorming" - when you wake up to find your mail box or light pole has been covered in a colorful yarn sleeve, as if your grandmother had attacked it with a pair of knitting needles.  Knitters around the world took up the prankster habit in the name of community beautification.  The latest culprits in Las Vegas are a band of 80-year-old women.  These seniors at the West Flamingo Senior Center call themselves "yarnstormers" and their latest creation is spicing up a once-drab overpass.  We talk to them about what it takes to beautify a city, and how much work goes into crocheting a rainbow "cover" for an entire overpass.
 
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Evelyn Nee
Joanne Dahl
Diane Bush
Anne Little

 

 

 

  • Sign in Yarn
  • Sunrise Hospital Pedestrian Overpass
  • Evelyn with Yarn
  • Bridge Left
  • Bridge Right
  • Close up of sun circles
  • Night View
  • The Yarnsisters
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