The 104-Year-Old Street Artist Who Yarn-Bombed Her Town

Art has no boundaries and age limits. It can be found in the museums and also in the streets and an artist can be a 5 year old boy or in this case a 104 years old woman. So meet Grace Brett, the oldest living street artist in the world an 104-year-old grandmother of six who is a member of a knitting club known as the “Souter Stormers,” who recently yarn-bombed the towns of Selkirk, Ettrickbridge, and Yarrow in Scotland.

This project, something like a street art installation, took them nearly a year and its has been done below a complete secrecy. They presented it to the streets this month, covering fences, benches, and lamp poles all across the towns in intricate knitted art. Their themes were colorful knitted houses, animals, and little yarn families.

Brett, born in London in 1910, told the Daily Record, “I liked seeing my work showing with everyone else and thought the town looked lovely.” In a video interview, the evergreen artist told her interviewer, “It’s very nice of you to take any notice of it.”

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