Street jumper’s cute

Kay Trembath and Alison Boyd have taken to their knitting needles and crochet hooks to brighten up Healesville. 123716_01. Picture: KATH GANNAWAY.

By JODIE SYMONDS

TAKING street art to a new level, Healesville’s main street has been brightened up with yarn bombing.
Designers Kay Trembath and Alison Boyd from Healesville craft store Crumbz said they decorated the lamp-post in front of their store in colourful yarn to brighten up the town.
Yarn bombing has been described as graffiti using yarn to cover all sorts of public structures such as poles, trees and statues using different colours or designs.
The colourful creation outside Crumbz was actually described by a young local girl as a “pole jumper”.
Crumbz owner, Kay, said the animals at the top of the design were added to represent Australian culture in the town.
“The design took half an hour to come up with, then a couple of months to knit,” she said.
She said the response had been overwhelming with people giving lots of positive feedback.
“We have so many people coming into the shop to say how much they like it,” she said.
“It has got the community together – people come down here to look at it, which is really great,” she said.
She said the team of five that created the pole yarn bomb had considered extending the idea across the town.
Cafes and shops around Healesville have expressed the idea to decorate a pole outside each store in a design that represents their business in the near future.

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