'Yarn Bombing' aims to spruce up public spaces

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A group of 30 Houstonians called "Urban Yarnage" promise to bright up public spaces using fabric. They recently installed their second large temporary art project at the Buffalo Bayou Park.

If you're driving along Allen Parkway, you may have already spotted it near Taft Street. Eyewitness News took a close up look at the art piece. The project consists of bright handmade works, either knitted together or crocheted, with the big words "Buffalo Bayou's Back."

Group founder Mary Goldsby said they worked on the installation for a couple of months. They plan to keep it up until after the 4th of July fireworks.

"We're a loose group of Houston area knitters and crocheters that get together to work on fiber art projects for public spaces," said Goldsby. She explained it can handle the rain. The sun though really can take its toll. "It's out in the sunlight. It degrades over time. These are considered temporary art installations."

For more information about the group, visit www.urbanyarnage.com.
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