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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Yarn bombers strike St. James

  • Yarn bombing might not be something you’re familiar with but not to worry, it’s nothing destructive or scary. Yarn bombing, at its core, simply adds some color to the world.
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  • Yarn bombing might not be something you’re familiar with but not to worry, it’s nothing destructive or scary. Yarn bombing, at its core, simply adds some color to the world.
    A few St. James teens  met at the library before they took to the streets Oct. 18 adding some color to the dark and rainy day.
    They made their first and only stop at Downtown Park in St. James, just across from the Plaindealer’s office.
    Using the Saints’ school colors red and black, along with some purple, blue and yellow yarn, the students went in circles around trees, a water fountain and the gazebo.
    The result was a multicolored art project that stood out under the cloudy-grey fall sky.
    While yarn bombing is technically illegal and falls under the same laws as graffiti, it is a less harmful alternative since yarn can be very simply and quickly removed.
    The trend has gone viral recently, hitting cities like Minneapolis, Houston and Oklahoma City, and has even become a popular form of street art as far as Spain.
    If you’re interested in seeing more photos of yarn bombing from around the world, they’re easy to find. Just go to Google search and type in “yarn bombing.”

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