Downtown ‘yarn-bombing’ a success, winners announced

NORWICH – In December of 2014, unique effort to generate interest and support of the Bullthistle Farmers' Market was pitched to a group of Chenango County women fond of the knitting pin. The idea was to draw on the curiosity of pedestrians and passerby traffic – and according to event organizers, the curiosity paid.

The collaborative effort spun out of control when the idea of yarn-bombing small trees flanking both east and west sides of South Broad Street in downtown Norwich came to fruition.

Patty Stimmel, Horticulture Educator – slash – Bullthistle Farmers’ Market Monitor for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County, says that the group’s “sweaters” that were placed upon as many as twelve trees brought nearly 200 customers into the Bullthistle Winter Farmers' Market, which is regularly held inside The Artists' Palette

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