Knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to work on some of the 50 rainbow blankets that will yarn-bomb Port Clements Canada Days next year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Rainbow yarnbombers recruit knitters, crocheters for top-secret campaign

Rainbows shone in the Port Clements library last night.

Local knitters and crocheters are busy making several dozen rainbow-coloured afghans to blanket someplace special for a Canada Day “yarnbombing” in Port Clements next July.

Veteran yarnbomber Anne Logan said islanders made 38 red and white blankets to wrap the front of the Port Clements Museum this year, and 27 multi-coloured blankets warmed the Pesuta shipwreck the year before.

So far, there are still a dozen free packs of acrylic yarn available to anyone who wants to make a blanket, and the goal is to get a total of 50. But Logan was mum on just where they will be in July.

“It’s a secret,” she said.

To pick up a free pack of yarn, which includes bright red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, call Alex at the Port library (250-557-4402) or email portclements@virl.bc.ca. Funding for the Canada Days yarn-bombing is provided by an arts grant from the Gwaii Trust Society.

 

After effects of yarn-bombing include warm, cozy feelings and a brighter outlook on life. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

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