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Irish Yarn Bomb

 

Our publicity director, Kim Small, took her summer vacation to Ireland this year, and imagine her delight when she found this enormous, yarn bombed sculpture in the middle of Eyre Square, Galway.

Made by the school children of the local Tirellan National School, the project took 134 students 5 months to knit 2086 patches (using 300 balls of yarn)!

Though some of the children did not know how to knit at the start of the undertaking, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends helped teach the kids to knit. The sculpture is a representation of a traditional Galway fishing boat called the “Galway Hooker.”

 

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