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Students drop Christmas yarn bomb
City grants permission for fiber installation
Leah Jackson

Northwestern State University art students claimed responsibility for a yarn bomb in Natchitoches’s Tricentennial Park. Students in three fiber courses contributed to the installation. Intro to Fibers classmates crafted a proposal about the project and presented it to Mayor Lee Posey seeking permission to temporarily install the colorful work, which students hope would spread Christmas cheer even further into west Natchitoches. Yarn bombing is a type of street art intended to personalize public spaces and draw interest to knitting and crochet. “The Mayor and the City of Natchitoches were most generous in granting permission,” said Leslie Gruesbeck, assistant professor of art. The work will remain installed until January 14, 2013. Intro to Fiber students are, from left, Daniel Tanielu, Ethan McManus, Anne Baham, Lauren Clemons and Casey Harris. Not shown are Kalee Medine, Aaron Nelms, Ellie Spain and Nicholas Myers and upper level fiber students Hannah Koslosky and Rachel Pair.