Sassafrass to hold 'yarn bombing' event

Sassafrass to hold 'yarn bombing' event

A group of students participate in ‘yard bombing,’ a natural, non-permanent method used to enhance nature with colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn. Photo courtesy of UA Creative Campus

Margaret Wilbourne

“Referred to as ‘yarn bombing,’ it’s a natural, non-permanent art installation used to enhance an area through colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn,” said Connor Fox, a senior majoring in public relations. “It’s a unique way for people and artists to experience the Sassafras property 
all together.”

The Sassafras Center for Arts and Environment is hosting this year’s second yarn bombing along with its first “Paint Out” event this weekend.

Lorrie Lane, a board member of the Sassafras Committee, said the event hopes to also bring attention to environmental awareness.

“The environmental focus is to be out in the grass, under the trees, and create art,” she said. “There’s no theme, no agenda, no fee – it’s colorful and open-ended.”