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Here Come the Yarnstomers Once More
Here Come the Yarnstomers Once More

Those crazy Yarnstormers are at it again.

The West Flamingo Senior Center Yarnstormers who covered a Maryland Parkway pedestrian bridge in yarn last summer have developed their next project. The group is crocheting flowers to cover a wall in the main lobby of the center.

They are inviting enthusiastic knitters and crochet artists of all ages to join them in a morning Yarn-a-Thon from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 10 to help them finish the project.

Crafters will be given yarn while they knit or crochet granny squares, circles or flowers. All of the creations will be used at the center for yarnstorming projects. There will be a yoga room for stretching between creations, a break room with refreshments and a room for learning the basics of knitting and crocheting. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their younger family members 8 years old and up to learn basic stitches.

Participants are encouraged to sign up by calling the center, as space is limited. Knitting needles and crochet hooks are available for beginners, but experienced crafters are encouraged to bring their own tools. Yarn will be provided by local sponsor Care More.

The yarnstormers are also seeking donations of yarn, and volunteers to teach others and general help with the event. Yarn may be dropped off at the West Flamingo Senior Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information about donations or volunteering with this project, please contact Diane Bush at (702) 455-7742.

Anyone 50 years old and up can participate in the yarnstormer group, which holds sessions on Wednesday afternoons. Unlike many yarnstorming groups around the world, the West Flamingo group is for seniors only.

Yarnstorming is the art of creating small cozies to adorn urban landscape, cheering up otherwise bare, concrete environments with bright colors and patterns.

The center is located at 6255 W. Flamingo Road, near Jones Boulevard. Those interested in the Yarnstormers group can call the center at 455-7742 or visit www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks