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104-Year-Old Grandma Yarn-Bombs Her Town

Published 5 years ago

Street artists are just whippersnappers in comparison to this “yarnbomber.” Grace Brett is 104 and she’s likely the world’s oldest guerrilla knitter. This English lady helped Souter Stormers, a group of knitting partisans, decorate 46 landmarks in the town of Borders. It was done as a part of the Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk (YES) festival.

Grace Brett was born in 1910 and now lives in a retirement home. She knits to keep herself busy, drawing experience from making clothes for her daughter Daphne, 6 grand-children, and 14 grand-grand-children. “She thinks it is funny to be called a street artist,” Daphne told online newspapers.

More info: yesartsfestival.co.uk | SWNS (h/t: boredpanda)

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“I Thought It Was A Really Good Idea To Decorate The Town And Enjoyed Having My Crochet Included,” Grace Brett Said

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“I Liked Seeing My Work Showing With Everyone Else And Thought The Town Looked Lovely”

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“She Has Always Knitted And Crocheted All Through Her Life,” Said Her Daughter, Daphne

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“She Has Always Done All The Knitting For The Babies And Made Shawls”

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Image source: SWNS

Watch This Video Interview With Grace Brett

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