Close-knit community at hospital

Good yarn... Maree Pittaway, Carolyn Edmiston, Olecia Jarvis, Alison Walker and Leeanne Thorne.  Picture: Elle Borgward        www.communitypix.com.au   d438521
Good yarn... Maree Pittaway, Carolyn Edmiston, Olecia Jarvis, Alison Walker and Leeanne Thorne. Picture: Elle Borgward        www.communitypix.com.au d438521

YARN bombing, also known as ⿿guerrilla knitting⿿, is a colourful, contemporary form of street art that can be easily removed.

St John of God Murdoch Hospital caregiver Alison Walker, a talented knitter, suggested that bright pockets of colour around the hospital campus on a grey wintry day might be just the thing to bring a smile to the faces of colleagues, patients and visitors.

Murdoch staff, volunteers, friends and family knitted and crocheted pieces over several months, which were sewn together and will adorn the campus until International Yarn Bombing Day on June 11.

To ensure the knitted yarn does not end up in landfill, the blanket-sized pieces will be reused by Murdoch University Emergency Vet for animal bedding.