Mercy Place Mandurah seniors have been yarn bombing


Residents Peter McMahon, Sylvia Willcock and Frances Russell with other keen knitters.
Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d455911
Residents Peter McMahon, Sylvia Willcock and Frances Russell with other keen knitters. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d455911

SENIORS at Mercy Place Mandurah have been busy unravelling the mysteries of yarn-bombing and adorning the home with their intricately knitted creations.

The seniors, who are all residents of the not-for-profit residential home, took up the hobby earlier this year, following in the footsteps of people worldwide who have become involved with the yarn-bombing movement, a type of street art that uses colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn rather than paint or chalk.

Mercy Place Mandurah service manager Christina Venables said the novel activity was the source of much fun and enjoyment for the residents involved.

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

“Not only have they enjoyed the process of knitting the creations which now adorn our home and have created a huge splash of colour, they’ve also loved being part of what has now become a global movement and we think it’s pretty exciting that yarn-bombing has come to Mandurah.”