Menu
Entertainment

Yarn bombing with wool and words in Kyogle

CWA Kyogle Evening Branch members Jean Kutchen, Elphe Jones Lindee-Anne Flack knitting a year-long scarf at Kyogle's Yarn Bombing Extravaganza on Saturday.
CWA Kyogle Evening Branch members Jean Kutchen, Elphe Jones Lindee-Anne Flack knitting a year-long scarf at Kyogle's Yarn Bombing Extravaganza on Saturday. Susanna Freymark

Kyogle's first Yarn Bombing Extravaganza organised by Graeme Gibson was a weaving of wool and words.

Starting at the Sugarbowl Cafe, residents performed poetry and stories surrounded by knitted installations on the trees and palms.

Paula Dalton showing her koala knitting to Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland.
Paula Dalton showing her koala knitting to Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland. Susanna Freymark

Further down Stratheden St, more textile installations delighted the crowds shopping at the farmer's market. The spinners at on the verandah of the library, spinning wool and discussing the government's postal plebiscite on same sex marriage.

CWA Kyogle Evening Branch invited onlookers including Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland to knit one, purl one and add to the year-long community scarf they are creating.

Melitta Luck performing an orignal work of words.
Melitta Luck performing an orignal work of words. Susanna Freymark

Teresa Mason installed a Curtain of Tears textile art work to commemorate the Lismore floods.

Teresa Mason setting up a textile art installation called Curtain of Tears about the Lismore floods.
Teresa Mason setting up a textile art installation called Curtain of Tears about the Lismore floods. Susanna Freymark

With food, music by Peter Seagrave, activities for children, the park outside Kyogle Council Chambers was not only yarn bombed, the first speakers corner saw Ruth Haig give her rant about nuclear power.

Ruth Haig at Speakers Corner at Kyogle's Yarn Bombing Extravaganza.
Ruth Haig at Speakers Corner at Kyogle's Yarn Bombing Extravaganza. Susanna Freymark

Kyogle's Yarn Bombing Extravaganza saw knitted installations around the main street.
Kyogle's Yarn Bombing Extravaganza saw knitted installations around the main street. Susanna Freymark

Topics:  knit kyogle northern rivers yarn bombing



How this mum-of-three's moment of fun went horribly wrong

Yani Sleep, 27, has broken her back in two places after jumping off the bridge at Brunswick Heads.

"Her face was white ... she kept saying, 'my back, my back'

JANUARY: Police chase, first baby and Coraki's bravest girl

Lyndell, Torah, 22 months, and Simon Piper welcome Kody into the world after he was born on New Years Day at the Lismore Base Hospital.

Grab tomorrow's paper for our Year in Review. Here's a sneak peek

$275,000 for urgent repairs at surf club

Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club.

The club was facing an uncertain future with critical repairs needed

Local Partners

Robin Bailey on Christmas since her husband died

THREE years ago, radio host Robin Bailey faced a shocking family tragedy. In the time since, after a lot of gut-wrenching work, life is finally looking up.

Jesinta Franklin dropped by David Jones

Jesinta Franklin will no longer be the face of David Jones. Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

David Jones takes new direction with fresh face as new ambassador

Top-selling sneakers revealed

Sneakers were again a key trend in fashion this year, as seen on Nike ambassador Bella Hadid. Picture: Supplied

Retailers announce that sneakers have been the footwear of choice this year

MOVIE REVIEW: Five-star film’s incredible achievement

Who knew kids running around like little nutters would be so endearing?

The Florida Project takes a big swing and hits it out of the park.

Meet the man making Taylor ‘happier than ever’

Taylor Swift has a new man.

POP star is keeping her latest boyfriend strictly under wraps.

LOTR star keen to reprise role for TV series

Sir Ian McKellan (right) starred as Gandalf alongside Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) in the Lord of the Rings movies.

Sir Ian McKellan has announced he wants to return as Gandalf.

Star Wars snap: ‘You didn’t f**king tell me that’

Mark Hamill makes  a triumphant return to active Star Wars duty.

HARRISON Ford was less than impressed with Mark Hamill.