Our wonderful volunteers have been busy producing boomerang bags and learning new skills along the way. There are now a number of people who know how to screen print and everyone is getting better at sorting and cutting fabrics.
There's been a full day sewing bee at Kyneton Community & Learning Centre (co-supporter of this initiative) and a shorter one at BUPA. Next week is the first one at RM Begg. It's so great being out in the community doing this stuff.
If you've never sewn before, or have limited experience or skill, please come along anyway. As many volunteers are asking for pre-cut kits to sew at home our "sewing" bees mostly involve sorting and cutting fabric, printing and ironing (mostly to set the ink on the logo).
If you'd like more background on the Boomerang Bag initiative in Australia and worldwide, check out their website
or you can find lots of links on Facebook
The bags are made from donated fabric and upcycled clothing and linen. Donations of fabric and linen are already coming in, and we've also received a number of sewing machines, overlockers and irons. If you know someone who could help us service these machines, we'd love some help with this.
For our sewing bees, come for the whole session or just a while. Sewing machines, scissors, etc. are available or bring your own. No sewing experience is needed and there are lots of fun jobs including cutting fabric, ironing, pinning and screen printing. Kids are welcome.
Regular sewing bees will be hosted by BUPA and RM Begg and monthly weekend sessions are also available.
Upcoming sewing bees:
May – 9.30 to 12 noon – RM Begg (every third Thursday of the month)
May – 1 to 4 pm – KCLC
May – 9.30 am to 3 pm – KCLC
June – 1 to 3 pm – BUPA (every second Thursday of the month)
If these days don’t suit please contact the group as sewing bees will be scheduled to suit everyone and further partnerships with schools and other community groups will be welcome.
For more information find us on Facebook
, email Kynetonboomerangbags@gmail.com
or call KCLC on 5422 3433.