Monday, March 20, 2017

our community tree jumper project

we're making a tree jumper and everyone is welcome to participate.

our creative subcommittee, the Thursday night creatives, together with lots of helpers are currently making hundreds of flowers crafted from tshirts

making the flowers is a simple process, and just involves a gathering thread, and a few extra stitches to form the rose. no great sewing ability is required.

we aim to have all the flowers made by May when we’ll start sewing them onto fabric in readiness to make it into the tree jumper.

everyone is welcome to join the Thursday Night Creative Group to learn the process.

there's sessions at the Boonah Library on Tuesday March 21 between 10am and 12 noon, and new ones scheduled for April 18, and May 2 and 16, as well as at The Shed on Snunday April 16. We’ll have kits of tshirt pieces, needle and thread ready to go.

the project needs many adult sized tshirts and we’d be most grateful for any donations.

the community tree jumper will adorn a tree or two at this year’s World Environment Day Festival scheduled for July 15, before going to the Jumpers and Jazz Festival. 

if you'd like to get involved by making flowers or donating tshirts, just send us an email or phone Janine on 0458 108 100 or Julie on 0435 992 798.

The Thursday Night Creative group has been meeting since before June 2016, sewing bunting, screen printing tshirts and painting signs for last year’s World Environment Day Festival which was sadly cancelled due to the forecast horrendous weather.

The group meets at the pavilion in the Boonah Showgrounds at the bottom of Oliver Street every Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm.