Yarn bombing in support of All Blacks


Yarn bombing – the latest in eco-friendly graffiti involves attaching knitted or crocheted wool to wire fences, in this case, the Paru Paru Road tennis courts.

Pat Craig and her friend Margaret Bowler are bringing back yarn bombing in support of the All Blacks.

“We’re such big fans and they’ve been doing so well, we felt we needed to mark it in some way, we’re very proud of them,” says Pat.

The design went up last Friday.

Pat says it took her three days to create the letters but making them was not as hard as trying to attach them to the fence in the gale force winds.

“We just enjoy a laugh and hopefully others will too. Some people might think it is silly, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

As to whether the yarn bombing is a once off, Pat says they’ll put something up this weekend in french knitting to mark the french conquest and they’ll definitely add more if the All Blacks get another win.

“We might even do a Webb Ellis Cup if they win the Rugby World Cup.”