Love sure is in the air with the Bryson's Place tree jumper.
Love sure is in the air with the Bryson's Place tree jumper. Leanne Ryan

Making the connection: Our 2019 tree jumper trends

SOME clear trends emerged as the tree jumpers went up for this year's Jumpers and Jazz festival today, influenced by the versatile theme 'Connect'.

Links

Many artists interpreted the theme literally by linking elements using creative chains, French knitting and puzzle pieces.

The Connected Friends' tree jumper is right on trend with its chains.
The Connected Friends' tree jumper is right on trend with its chains. Leanne Ryan

Love hearts

Others took a more metaphorical approach, clearly feeling the love with plenty of love hearts integrated into the artwork, symbolising connections between people.

St Mary's Kindy's tree is created from the heart.
St Mary's Kindy's tree is created from the heart. Leanne Ryan

Repurposing

Several savvy artists found incredible ways to turn trash into treasure, and some, last year's artwork into fresh creations.

The Endeavour Foundation put their skills to good use in their tree jumper.
The Endeavour Foundation put their skills to good use in their tree jumper. Leanne Ryan

Favourites

The traditional tree jumper staples of colour, flowers, pom poms and cute creatures of all descriptions - caterpillars, bees, snails and butterflies - again brought the tree jumpers to life this year.

This cute caterpillar is part of the Akooramak tree jumper.
This cute caterpillar is part of the Akooramak tree jumper. Leanne Ryan


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