Michelle Villemaire recently launched her 'Village Green Yarnbomb' project as a means of celebrating Women's History Month. Although International Women's Day has passed, the entire month of March is dedicated to honoring influential women throughout history. Villemaire's new exhibit celebrates the occasion with cozy homemade blankets.
The Village Green Yarnbomb project was launched by Villemaire as a way to spread awareness about Women's History Month. The project itself involved Villemaire taking over a Los Angeles park and wrapping everything from trees to trash cans in homemade blankets. Each sweater-like wrap is accompanied by a tag that details the work of influential women throughout history. When the month is over, Villemaire plans to take the blankets to the Downtown LA Women's Shelter to ensure they are put to good use.
The aim of the project is open up a dialogue about Women's History Month by engaging people in a unique way.