Yarn bombers spread message of hope, healing in Oregon District

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

A group of “angels” are promoting peace and healing through public art in the Oregon District.

A group called “Terrie’s Angels” from a Beavercreek ministry recently took part in yarn bombing in the Oregon District.

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Member Teresa Caprul said this is the first yarn bombing she took part in with the group and that it took her 40 days to make all the crocheted items.

“I was inspired,” she said. “God put it on my heart.”

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Caprul says the group started in 2015, but yarn bombing was created many years ago.


Yarn bombing is covering objects with colorful and cheerful displays of crocheted yarn. This project also incorporated positive messages.

“It’s all positive messages, a healing process for the community.”

In honor of the Dayton shooting victims, she made nine wreaths and placed them to the right of Ned Peppers, and she made 6-foot-long sleeves for the “Oregon District” archway with nine doves and each victims’ name.

In addition to the wreaths and sleeves, she also has a sign to add to the archway that says, “tiny windows to heaven”.

Caprul said one Dayton officer even complimented the yarn bombing.

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“He (Officer Knight) told me the community and visitors to the Oregon District were impressed and happy to see the yarn bombs.”

The groups next yarn bombing will take place out front of the Dayton Metro Library where the two children were killed in a crash. That date is yet to be determined.

Caprul also makes and donates crocheted hats for cancer patients and crocheted blankets for NICU babies.

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