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104-Year-Old Street Artist Yarn-Bombs Her Town
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104-Year-Old Street Artist Yarn-Bombs Her Town

104-year-old great-grandmother Grace Brett just might be the oldest street artist in the world. She yarn-bombed her town with the help of the Souter Stormers, a secretive group of ‘yarnstormers’ that recently yarn-bombed 46 landmarks in the Scottish county of Borders.

“I thought it was a really good idea to decorate the town and enjoyed having my crochet included,” Brett told the Press And Journal. “I liked seeing my work showing with everyone else and thought the town looked lovely.” Brett’s daughter Daphne, 74, explained, “she has always knitted and crocheted all through her life. She has always done all the knitting for the babies and made shawls.”

The Souter Stormers yarn-bombed Selkirk for the YES (Yarrow – Ettrick – Selkirk) arts festival, which ended on the 19th. “The yarnstormers, a group of mixed age range, have been inspired by Grace to use their creative and artistic skills to transform the Selkirk landscape,” said Kay Ross, a spokeswoman for the Souter Stormers group. “Grace has confirmed that age is no barrier to participating in a contemporary project.”

More info: yesartsfestival.co.uk | SWNS (h/t: mentalfloss, pressandjournal)

“I thought it was a really good idea to decorate the town and enjoyed having my crochet included,” Grace Brett said

“I liked seeing my work showing with everyone else and thought the town looked lovely”

“She has always knitted and crocheted all through her life,” said her daughter, Daphne

“She has always done all the knitting for the babies and made shawls”

Image credits: SWNS

Watch this video interview with Grace Brett

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JenniferGorman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the HAPPIEST thing I have seen, just pure in your face JOY, in a long time. Sometimes wisdom comes in the guise of pure simple fun.

KenriBasar
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So lovely! Have a healthy and pain free life... Really love those cute crochet esp. the shawl with many buildings.

LindaWeeks
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, bord Pandas, tell her I think that is just the bees knees, she is awesome! That's what it's all about!

Yolanda Qin
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you immersed yourself in the ocean of yarn art, you feel that you are young and energetic. Yarns really can add color to your life! http://YarnsInBulk.com

EdithTschiemer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratlations to this woman , great & that take her young ! ♥

AkuaHope
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Grace Brett makes me weep with joy and hope! This is what i do -- create art, clothes, sculpt with hook and yarn -- and I hope to be doing it until I'm 125! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. I've shared it on Ravelry.

susanna
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome sense of humor, so great to see this wonderful woman happy and doing something she loves to share, Bless Grace

AmirBaghdadi
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she is the most beautiful and wonderful woman i have ever seen. i make a promise to buy your art works if you establish an online store. great job,

FJosephLeonard-Peray
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

absolutely awesome & inspiring ! one can be an artist at any age ! GRACE BRETT , you are an art hero !

GracelleRhea
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is remind me of a story I read as a kid, "The Girl Who Knits And Knits And Knits" If you know the story you would know that the girl in the story did just about the same thing. Cool. And Cute. But Cool!

MicheleKendall
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what a great idea and what a lovely lady

LindaBrooks
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how cool is this...... wonderful and this could be me in a few years..... quite a few

jagbag
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a feel good story!

JenniferGorman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the HAPPIEST thing I have seen, just pure in your face JOY, in a long time. Sometimes wisdom comes in the guise of pure simple fun.

KenriBasar
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So lovely! Have a healthy and pain free life... Really love those cute crochet esp. the shawl with many buildings.

LindaWeeks
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, bord Pandas, tell her I think that is just the bees knees, she is awesome! That's what it's all about!

Yolanda Qin
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you immersed yourself in the ocean of yarn art, you feel that you are young and energetic. Yarns really can add color to your life! http://YarnsInBulk.com

EdithTschiemer
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratlations to this woman , great & that take her young ! ♥

AkuaHope
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Grace Brett makes me weep with joy and hope! This is what i do -- create art, clothes, sculpt with hook and yarn -- and I hope to be doing it until I'm 125! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story. I've shared it on Ravelry.

susanna
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome sense of humor, so great to see this wonderful woman happy and doing something she loves to share, Bless Grace

AmirBaghdadi
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she is the most beautiful and wonderful woman i have ever seen. i make a promise to buy your art works if you establish an online store. great job,

FJosephLeonard-Peray
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

absolutely awesome & inspiring ! one can be an artist at any age ! GRACE BRETT , you are an art hero !

GracelleRhea
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is remind me of a story I read as a kid, "The Girl Who Knits And Knits And Knits" If you know the story you would know that the girl in the story did just about the same thing. Cool. And Cute. But Cool!

MicheleKendall
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what a great idea and what a lovely lady

LindaBrooks
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how cool is this...... wonderful and this could be me in a few years..... quite a few

jagbag
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a feel good story!

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