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Unique, 'joyful' art called yarn bombing pops up along Dallas' Main Street

Yarn bombers are making their mark on the city.

DALLAS — Dallas, like many big cities, can sometimes feel like a concrete jungle. But if you find the right spot, away from the cold, gray steel, you'll see something really wild: color.

Many trees along Main Street and at Belo Garden Park are decorated with knit and woven yarn creations. It’s called yarn bombing.

“They like to call it granny graffiti,” said Sally Ackerman, one of the people behind the yarn creations.

Ackerman calls herself the head “knit-wit.”

Her group, The Dallas Yarn Bombers, was asked by Downtown Dallas Inc. to bring a little color to this hard-working world.

“It’s really all about joy,” Ackerman said.

If the purpose is to make people smile, Ackerman says it's working.

"It makes 'em feel happy," she said.

It took several “knit-wits” many hours to decorate this stretch of Main Street and Sally says it's all worth it.

"What's the value of a smile,” she asked. “You can make people smile."

So, whether you're walking to work, grabbing a bite to eat or just passing through, hopefully, this splash of color will brighten your day.

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