Seniors have colourful yarn to spin at Mercy Place Edgewater


Pieternella Boys, of Edgewater.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d455936
Pieternella Boys, of Edgewater. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d455936

A GROUP of Edgewater seniors has joined the global yarn bombing craze.

Residents at Mercy Place Edgewater are busily knitting and ready to add a splash of colour to the facility’s gazebo.

Service manager Janelle McFarlane it was a fun project for residents during winter.

“Our residents have loved being involved in such a pleasurable and creative activity, with many rekindling their passion for knitting and crocheting,” she said.

“They’ve also loved being part of what has now become a global movement; we think it’s pretty exciting that yarn bombing has come to Edgewater.”

Mercyville Hostel in Craigie is also participating in yarn bombing, which Ms McFarlane said offered multiple benefits.

“It can be adapted to suit all levels of ability and we even have residents who are living with dementia who are joining in, which is fantastic to see,” she said.

“We intend to have an inter-house competition and share photos of the completed projects.”