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October 18, 2013

Dressing up downtown

Yarn bombing another sweet idea from businesswoman

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “We are inviting everybody in the community to knit scarves,” said Martin who is knitting five and buying 10. “The whole community helping. It’s just a fun kind of event. People are expanding it. Kids are involved.”

The launch date is Nov. 16 and the city has given permission. The scarves will be embracing signs until after the holidays.

“We’re doing everything, anything that doesn’t move,”  Martin said.

The scarves will be hung vertically, with zip ties at the top and bottom. The middle will be sewn together. It will be labor intensive, but Martin expects help from the community.

“It’s all voluntary, do it wherever you want it,” Martin said. “The idea is, you’re driving down Main Street and say, that’s mine! That’s kind of fun, goofy thing.”

Yarn bombing is about reclaiming and personalizing cold public places. Participants don’t have to register, just do it, Martin said.

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