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104-Year-Old Activist Yarn-Bombs Her Town With Colorful Art

Grace Brett ‘yarn-bombed’ her town with the help of the Souter Stormers, a secretive group of ‘yarnstormers’ that recently yarn-bombed 46 landmarks in the Scottish county of Borders.

104-year-old great-grandmother Grace Brett is probably the oldest street artist in the world and has some pretty impressive work to show for it. As Mental Floss shares, Brett ‘yarn-bombed’ her town with the help of the Souter Stormers, a secretive group of ‘yarnstormers’ that recently yarn-bombed 46 landmarks in the Scottish county of Borders.

The Daily Record reports that the “Stormers” spent nearly a year secretly planning the project. It started partly as a playful prank but quickly developed into much more. Earlier this month the mischievous knitters took to the streets and covered everything from fences and benches to lamp poles with their elaborate knitted art.

And, of course, Grace Brett is one of the artists who took part in the colorful yarn-bombing.

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Credit: SWNS

Brett, who was born in London in 1910 and used to work as a telephone operator, told the Press and Journal:

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

Brett’s daughter Daphne, 74, explained, “she has always knitted and crocheted all through her life. She has always done all the knitting for the babies and made shawls.”

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