QUICK YARN: Sue Jacobsen, Karina Devine and Loretta Grayson.
QUICK YARN: Sue Jacobsen, Karina Devine and Loretta Grayson. Jonno Colfs

A quick yarn with a tight-knit team

Sue Jacobsen

THIS is my second year involved with the Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival.

I was unwell last year though and couldn't do as much as I would have liked.

I helped look after the tree allocations and also with organising the workshops for this year's festival.

Most of all I'm really looking to taking some time to have a good look at all the trees instead of just racing past them with a ladder.

My favourite so far is the one by the Caloundra Yarn Bombing group with the octopuses: I really love it.

More than that though I've loved chatting to all the visitors to the town and the gallery for the festival.

I met a lady who came to Warwick for Jumpers and Jazz and loved it so much she moved here.

Be sure to make the most of this amazing festival while it's on: It really puts Warwick on the map.

Karina Devine

This is my 11th year as part of the organising committee for the Jumpers and Jazz Festival.

It was in its third year when I came to Warwick to take over over as Warwick Art Gallery director.

Being involved with the festival was part of the job description and the gallery really has been a driving force behind the whole thing and we've stepped up even more this year.

It's not only fantastic for the community and the economy but the social benefits of art for all those involved is enormous.

People are finding hobbies, making friends and really getting into it.

I've been working pretty long weeks since January to get this festival sorted.

I'm just lucky my kids have left home and I don't have a husband.

My cat feels a little neglected though I'm sure.

Loretta Grayson

I lead the yarn bombing team and we've been getting ready for this for seven months.

Some of the work has been done as part of my role as gallery assistant but much has been on weekends and afterhours as well.

My family has become used to seeing me take a little bag of knitting everywhere I go.

I've done a lot of knitting, not as much as some others, but quite a bit.

I'm looking forward to getting back into my painting again soon.

We might need a holiday after all this but only after we've cleaned up all the mess we've made.

Yarn bombing is definitely cool, it's taking off around the world in a big way.



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