Coleraine has been ‘yarn bombed’

Town centre sites enlivened by knitted graffiti and artistic street art

Coleraine has been ‘yarn bombed’

Just one example of Coleraine’s ‘yarn bomb’ graffiti.

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“IF you are smiling, then we have succeeded!”

That was the mantra adopted by the team behind the ‘yarn bombing’ of Coleraine town centre - a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.

The project was the brainchild of Causeway Rural & Urban Network (CRUN) who recruited dozens of women to liven up public space that had been largely shuttered up for lockdown.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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