Kiani Evans works on the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s Water Wise Salmon mural being created on the fence at Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus.

Kiani Evans works on the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s Water Wise Salmon mural being created on the fence at Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus.

Yarn art decorates city for summer months

Once again Williams Lake will be able to enjoy the artistic beauty of outdoor fibre art called yarn bombing for the summer months.

Once again Williams Lake will be able to enjoy the artistic beauty of outdoor fibre art called yarn bombing for the summer months.

The yarn bombing has already begun  with help from school children and various community groups and will continue next week, says co-ordinator Sharon Hoffman.

Fibre art murals are showing up on fences at the Lake City Secondary Williams Lake Campus, Community Garden and Kiwanis Park.

“More is coming in the next few days, but the groups are organizing themselves,” Hoffman says.

Yarn Bombing is a project of the Williams Lake Community Arts Council which engages a variety of school and community groups to take on the challenge of knitting or crocheting swaths of colourful fabric to be incorporated into fence murals and tree and post wrappings.

A big mural is planned for the LCSS basketball court, and murals are also planned for the LimeLight on Oliver Street.

“Sight and Sound will have windows decorated  by four groups, but we’re just getting that organized,” Hoffman says. “Keep your eyes peeled for something fun on the firetruck cage at the art centre.  The potters will be doing the (former) Excelsior Jeweller’s window and a couple of power poles by the library.”