Art lovers yarnbomb Ridgeway

Midlands STEM students pom-pomed the police station. | Darlene Embleton

RIDGEWAY – Brenda Lord-McGrew is an instigator and her friend, Carol Jones agrees.  St. Stephen’s Art and Fiber Guild and friends have worked hard to create yarn art to display as part of the yarnbombing of Ridgeway in conjunction with the 12th Annual Arts on the Ridge Show & Sale on May 4th & 5th.

“There is lots of talent in Fairfield County,” said Guild Chair Brenda Lord-McGrew.  “And art can be expressed in so many different ways.”

Yarnbombing is certainly one of them.  You have to smile when you see the handmade work that brightens the static objects brought to life with color and imagination.

The first volunteer to participate in the effort was Emily Minor and the students from the Midland’s STEM Institute in Winnsboro.  Each of the 200 students created a red, white or blue pom-pom to decorate the police stations in Ridgeway.

Other creation participants were Ralph and Harriot Brown, Dale Mann, Lu Marley, Dee Bennett, Jan Smith, Flo Renford and family, Shirley Smith, Belinda Peters, Debbie Day and Karen Siegling.

The yarnbombing will be on display through the month of May in downtown Ridgeway.  For more information you can visit

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