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The World’s Oldest Yarn Bomber?

At 104 Years Of Age, Crocheter Is Part Of A Guerrilla Crocheter Group

Grace Brett, was a whopping 104 years old, when she was one of a band of “guerrilla yarn bombers” that decorated 46 landmarks in the border regions of Scotland.

The great-grandmother of 14 (and grandmother of six), was the oldest of the yarn bombers that took part. The yarn bombing group is called the Souter Stormers and they took part in the local Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk (YES) arts festival. The group members of the “secret” yarnstormers, are mainly over 60 and they felt inspired by Grace:

“Grace has confirmed that age is no barrier to participating in a contemporary project.”

Grace, was born in London, England, in 1910. She was widowed in 1955 and only moved to Scotland in 1978 where she lived in the village of Darnick until she moved to St John’s Care Home in Melrose last year. Having been taught to crochet as a teenager by her aunt, she has continued to knit and crochet throughout her entire life.

“I thought it was a really good idea to decorate the town and enjoyed having my crochet included,” Brett told the Press And Journal. “I liked seeing my work showing with everyone else and thought the town looked lovely.”

Her daughter, Daphne, 74, said: “She thinks it is funny to be called a street artist.

Want to learn more about Grace? Watch this video interview with her.


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