(From left) Karina Devine, Michelle Hanigan, Amanda Hoffman and Loretta Grayson prepare for Jumpers and Jazz in July.
(From left) Karina Devine, Michelle Hanigan, Amanda Hoffman and Loretta Grayson prepare for Jumpers and Jazz in July. Georja Ryan

Volunteers to yarn-bomb the town

THE knitting needles are going at full speed and the yarns of wool are getting smaller by the second as Warwick Art Gallery volunteers prepare for Jumpers and Jazz in July.

Gallery director Karina Devine was grateful for the efforts of the volunteers and said she couldn't do it without them.

"We had about 10 volunteers here (Thursday) throughout the day which was a massive help," Ms Devine said.

The busy worker bees were making squares for this year's "yarn-bombing" project which will cover the front of the town hall, Leslie Park rotunda and - depending on how much yarn they've spun - the front of the art gallery.

"It doesn't seem like a difficult thing to do, knit and crochet some squares, but it certainly helps us create that wow factor and that's what people are interested in - the exciting projects," Ms Devine said.

She said the help from everyone was outstanding.

"There is so much support out there and all the community groups and cafes are all so wonderful," Ms Devine said.

With the festival just around the corner, the excitement at the gallery is starting to brew.

"We realise that we've got a very large project we need to finish in a short amount of time so it's rather scary and daunting that it's coming so quickly but it's all going well," she said.

Ms Devine said they were crying out for volunteers to help knit and crochet and anyone with a knack for the knitting needle should head down to the art gallery and join in.

Jumper and Jazz programs will be available in the first week of June.

Visit jumpersandjazz.com for more information.

 

Tree count

There are no trees left for Jumpers and Jazz, but Ms Devine urged anyone still wanting to book a tree to register and join the waiting list because cancellations were possible and you may just get the ultimate placement.



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