This 104 Year-Old Grandma, Adorned her Town with Crochet
Grace Brett, a 104-year-old great grandmother might just be the oldest street artist in the world. The grandmother of six is a member of a knitting club known as the ‘Souter Stormers’ – a group that has recently taken over the towns of Selkirk, Ettrickbridge and Yarrow in Scotland, with their impressive knitting skills. Members of Stormers have spent a year secretly planning a project to conduct this street art installation. And this month, the mischievous knitters took to the streets, sewing up fences, benches and lamp poles all across the town in elaborate knitted art. The images below showcase her impressive knitting skills.
The Souter Stormers are a secret group of knitters. 104-year-old Grace Brett though, is not afraid to show her face. As the oldest member of the group, she makes her own rules.
The group comprises of 40 knitters and crocheters, all of whom were prepared to attend the Yes Arts Festival, but were declined funding. No one saw this street art coming.
“I thought that it was a really good idea to decorate the town and enjoyed having my crochet included,” Grace Brett said.
“I d seeing my work showing with everyone elses and thought the town looked lovely.”
Her daughter Daphne says that “she always knitted and crocheted all through her life.”
“She has always done all the knitting for the babies and made shawls.”
Residents have been enjoying their new yarn exhibitions too!