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‘Yarn Bomb’ Hits Pacific Palisades to Spotlight Women’s History Month

March 8, 2016 by Brian Champlin

March is Women’s History month, so what better time to create an art project that puts a little shine on some of the most important female figures from our nation’s past?

Local blogger, mom, DIY-er and YouTuber Michelle Villemarie is putting a spotlight on women’s history with a special ‘yarn bomb’ project being installed today, March 8 (which also happens to be International Women’s Day) in Pacific Palisades

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Will the help of friends, family and volunteers, Villemaire will decorate some 33 trees along Monument Street just north of Sunset Blvd.

These colorful displays are meant to draw attention to the impact of important female historical figures from our nation’s past, with each tree named and dedicated to a different woman in American history.

The yarn installations will remain for the next two weeks and then following that period will be removed, turned into blankets, and donated to a local shelter dedicated to helping women and their families transition out of homelessness.

Villemaire has been broadcasting the installation process on Periscope, if you want a sneak peak.

You can also follow along with her progress via Twitter and Instagram.

For more information on Women’s History month visit womenshistorymonth.gov.

To check out more of Michelle’s Villemaire you can visit her blog at homemademimi.com.

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