Warm and woolly new look for old road

Yarn bombers Lani Retter, Deb McMahon, Suz Clark and Nataasha Lethbridge with some of their creations.
Yarn bombers Lani Retter, Deb McMahon, Suz Clark and Nataasha Lethbridge with some of their creations.

The talented residents, led by Lani Retter, Deb McMahon, Suz Clark and Nataasha Lethbridge have followed through on the plans they initially started at the launch of Re-New Old Perth Road.

Describing themselves as passionate about all things creative, Mrs Clark said the yarn bombing was a way to use an old skill passed from mothers to daughters that they were keeping alive through the art installation.

‘Everyone can contribute to the vibrancy of their community ” you just need to be brave and bold,’ Mrs Clark said.

Using yarn passed on from Mrs McMahon’s late mother and with 10 trees covered, Mrs Lethbridge said the rewards and comments had so far surpassed anything the women had expected.

‘The most common comment we get is ‘we love what you’re doing girls’ and the councillors have also been buzzing about it,’ she said.

‘We never expected to feel like local celebrities when out sewing our trees and we have loved seeing how projects such as this in the community connect people.’

Yarn bombing is a new activity that has recently taken place in major cities around the world.