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Sunday 24 September 2017

ICA yarn bombers a 'knit hit'

Members of the ICA in Louth at Market Square
Members of the ICA in Louth at Market Square

Olivia Ryan

The 'yarn bombers' have struck again with the Louth ICA decorating the Market square with weird and wonderful knitted goods.

From sweeping brushes to dolls, and coffee shop chairs to lamp posts, the 2017 yarn bomb was one of the most colourful yet, with an explosion of knits decorating the town centre square.

Originally a form of street art that began in the USA, it has since been adopted by ICA guilds across Ireland, with guilds in Louth following suit. The idea is that yarn bombers cover everyday objects in wool.

The ICA has brought together enthusiastic knitters and crochet fans from all over Louth, with groups and individuals all letting their imaginations run wild!

The guild members gathered at Market square to put a huge range of knits on display just in time for International Women's Day.

The message behind the yarn bomb is to highlight the work of the ICA in Louth and as a result the yarnbombs featured a message linking to their website (www.ica.ie) and Facebook page

The ICA is the largest women's association in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and over 500 Guilds across the country .

The objectives of the Association are to bring women together in fellowship and through co-operative effort, to develop and improve the standard of rural and urban life in Ireland

Louth guilds aim to provide a welcoming and fun organisation which offer support, friendship, personal development, education and life long learning.

So why not head down to Market square, to enjoy the explosion of colour, texture and creativity, and support the Louth ICA federation.

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