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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

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