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Meet The 104-Year-Old Street Knitter

Knitting is not often thought of as ‘street art’ but one 104-year-old great-grandmother has broken that rule.

Taking her knitting and crocheting skills to the streets of Scotland, Grace Brett, who might just be the oldest ‘street knitter’ in the world, along with a collective of other woman formed a team of ‘guerrilla knitters’ to decorate the local landmarks and streets of Scotland with knitted and crocheted art.

Calling themselves the ‘yarn stormers’, they carried out the project as part of a week-long art festival in Scotland known as the Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk (YES) Arts Festival, which happens annually in September.

She might be not tagging walls and postboxes with spray paint, but Ms Brett is very fond of her unique form of street art.

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

Here is a video of Ms Brett talking about being a “yarn stormer,” and the art she’s created for the festival.

You can see the video of Brett, her art, and the festival below.

Originally published by Everything Zoomer.

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