Seniors learn yarn bomb­ing

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

SENIORS at Mercy Place Lathlain have been busy un­rav­el­ling the mys­ter­ies of yarn bomb­ing, and adorn­ing the home with their cre­ations.

The res­i­dents of the not-for­profit home took up the hobby this year, fol­low­ing the thou­sands of peo­ple world­wide who have been in­volved with the global yarn bomb­ing move­ment.

Yarn bomb­ing is a type of street art that uses colour­ful dis­plays of knit­ted or cro­cheted yarn in­stead of paint or chalk.

Mercy Place Lathlain ser­vice man­ager Lor­raine Wal­lis said the novel ac­tiv­ity was the source of much fun and en­joy­ment for the res­i­dents.

“Our res­i­dents have loved be­ing in­volved in such a plea­sur­able and cre­ative ac­tiv­ity, with many rekin­dling their pas­sion for knit­ting and cro­chet­ing,” Ms Wal­lis said.

“Not only have they en­joyed the process of knit­ting the cre­ations, which now adorn our home and have cre­ated a huge splash of colour, they’ve also loved be­ing a part of a global move­ment.

“We think it’s pretty ex­cit­ing that yarn bomb­ing has come to Lathlain.”

In WA, Mercy Health cares for more than 300 peo­ple across six res­i­den­tial homes, with 78 in­de­pen­dent liv­ing units.

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