Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

WAROONA is set to be trans­formed from next month with knit­ted cre­ations to ap­pear for the an­nual Yarn Bomb­ing.

From Novem­ber to Fe­bru­ary 2018, trees and gar­dens near the Waroona Vis­i­tors Cen­tre will dis­play an ar­ray of knit­ted works cre­ated over the past year, in­clud­ing an­i­mals, flow­ers and pat­terns.

Long-time Waroona knit­ter Marie Thomas will be hon­oured this year with a tree of her own work.

De­spite hav­ing Alzheimer’s, Mrs Thomas con­tin­ues to knit and ear­lier this year long lengths of her knit­ting were trans­formed into two 6m to 8m rain­bow coloured pythons which will hang from the branches of her tree.

Also near the cen­tre will be a tree dec­o­rated with fairies, flow­ers and an­i­mals and even Mooriel the Cow will be caught up in the yarn bomb­ing frenzy.

The cen­tre will also join in the WA Rocks move­ment with “hairy rocks” – rocks which have been knit­ted over for a fuzzy ap­pear­ance. Ms Goldswor­thy said the rocks would be placed around the cen­tre for fam­i­lies to find.

Waroona Vis­i­tors Cen­tre man­ager Tracy Goldswor­thy said the event used yarn in colour­ful and in­ter­est­ing ways to draw peo­ple to the town.

“The idea is to stop traf­fic be­cause too many peo­ple pass through our town,” she said.

Ms Goldswor­thy said the cen­tre had many peo­ple and groups help­ing to pre­pare for the event since Fe­bru­ary, in­clud­ing the Waroona Girl Guides and stu­dents from Waroona Dis­trict High School pre-pri­mary.

“Wher­ever pos­si­ble we in­volve the com­mu­nity,” she said.

Ms Goldswor­thy said if any mem­ber of the com­mu­nity still wanted to con­trib­ute, there was no dead­line for join­ing in and they could con­tact the cen­tre.

She said the yarn bomb­ing would be tied in with the Sea to Art Ex­hi­bi­tion which will run through­out Novem­ber af­ter launch­ing on October 27.

Waroona knit­ter Marie Thomas vis­its the tree which will be dec­o­rated with her work for the 2017 Waroona Yarn Bomb­ing.

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