City statue 'yarn bombed'
'Yarn bombing' has arrived in Palmerston North.
The woman in the Paul Dibble sculpture "Who's Afraid" outside the Regent on Broadway has been clad in leggings, a tank top, hat and scarf.
A group called "Woolly Riot" has claimed responsibility.
Lunchtime passers-by were unanimous in their verdict.
"It's awesome," said Pania Molloy.
Joyce Squire and Fraser Greig said it was the first time they had seen yarn bombing in Palmerston North, and congratulated the creators.
"It's not defacing it, and it's not hurting anyone."
Alan Millar said it was delicately done, covering all of the figure's sensitive "naked parts".
"What an extraordinary thing. They have gone to a lot of effort."
UCOL students Sakara Sweet, Shayla Rourangi and Kerrin Osborne said they'd love to see more of it.
A Woolly Riot member, who did not want to be named, said the sculpture was dressed last night, the garments sewn in place, after two months of planning.
One of the most famous 'yarn bombs' was carried out on the New York Stock Exchange bull on Wall Street in 2010.
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