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Wrapping Up an Unusual Venue

A knit-by-number map to cover tree limbs with color.

The Twisted Stitchers, a Laguna Beach yarn group, plans a city-approved yarn-bomb installation beginning June 1  through July 31 on a multi-limbed tree at Main Beach, coinciding with National Yarn-Bombing Day on June 11.

The project inspired by summer beach umbrellas was approved by city officials in March.

The 24 participants knitting and crocheting the 35 yarn pieces for the tree include members of Twisted Stitchers, Susi-Q yarn guild, CSP Youth Shelter, the Girl Scouts of Laguna Beach, and sister stitchers from Melbourne, Australia.

“In addition, I’m proud to say that our first male was inducted as a member of Twisted Stitchers,” said founding member Michele Boyd. “After giving him just one crochet lesson, he completed a very unique, creative piece for the project.”

“We hope the community and visitors will enjoy the surprise of color and texture on the tree and the creative skills of all participants. Most of all we hope to excite others to take up the craft of knitting and crocheting,” she said in a statement.

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