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Bombs of Beauty Hit Nevada County

When most people think of graffiti, visions of gang signs, spray paint, and bad language, sprawled across buildings and signs in the community come to mind. However, sometimes graffiti can be seen as works of art. In Nevada County there is a group of people, Yarn Bombers, that are using yarn to create art on buildings and other objects to add beauty to the environment.
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yarnbombers2Nevada County Yarn Bomber Nancy Nelson explains a recent installation of a yarn bomb was on the hydraulic mining hose and pump at the base of Broad Street in Nevada City.
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yarnbombers1Another Yarn Bomb installation in Nevada City occurred on Halloween celebrating the Day of the Dead.
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The Yarn Bombers are now working on a future installation focused on the SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival in January.
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The Nevada County Yarn Bombers meet each Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM on the Boardwalk in Nevada City. If weather is bad, they move indoors to a coffee shop adjacent to the Boardwalk. Nelson says the Yarn Bombers can teach anyone to knit or crochet using just your fingers if you don’ have tools. She says you don’t need any experience, just a desire to create and contribute.

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