Seniors learn yarn bombing
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.