Knitters and yarn bombers wanted

The historical society plans to yarn bomb Merimbula.
The historical society plans to yarn bomb Merimbula.

The Merimbula Historical Society is launching its Merimbula Festival from August 17 to September 1 with special events at the museum on the Saturdays and street art yarn bombing being major features.

The historical society hopes to get community members involved in the project which it hopes will result in increased interest in the Old School Museum.

Society secretary Shirley Bazley said the project had started and will culminate in a two-week dressing of the museum grounds and street furniture in colourful and imaginative crocheted, knitted or woven art works.

"Main, Market and Beach Streets will be the feature areas and council has approved our DA for the event. On the three Saturdays of the festival there will be different programs at the museum with demonstrations of traditional crafts, cooking demonstrations, children orientated activities, music and food as well as the displays in the museum building," Ms Bazley said. Contact her on 6495 9231 or at merimbulaosm@gmail.com