Boomerang Bags Lake Macquarie:
- Monthly sewing bees in collaboration with Cardiff Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group
Last Sunday of the month, 10am-2pm
Cardiff North Public School library, 59 Wansbeck Valley Road, Cardiff
Bring your scissors to cut out patterns for sewing, bring your sewing machine or over-locker to sew some Boomerang Bags or just bring yourself and help out by ironing patterns or using our donated equipment (including machines). These bags are freely available in our community.
Recently, Lake Macquarie Boomerang Bags was thrilled to receive a Stockland CARE Grant which has allowed us to buy additional cutting equipment and service all of the donated sewing machines so they’re all running in top condition. This means that there is plenty of equipment to be shared around. Thank you Stockland Glendale!
All of the fabric, thread and equipment used to make the bags is donated and the sewing machines/overlockers used are either those owned by group members or have been donated to the group. Receiving a Stockland CARE Grant has meant that the group have been able to buy equipment for the group to use, restock consumables which we receive few donations of such as cotton and pay for much needed servicing of the sewing machines, which are mostly older machines that have been out of use for some time. These items have helped us to increase the number of bags we are able to sew each month and those who don’t own a machine are still able to participate on one of the donor machines.
Lastly, the grant has allowed us to purchase a display stand and labels so that it is clear that they are Boomerang Bags and are freely available to be taken. “The Stockland CARE Grant has meant that our group of volunteers have received equipment that they wouldn’t have through community donations” says Anna Dowley from The Canopy, the community organisation which coordinates the group. “They were thrilled when they learned that we’d received the grant and the equipment got used straight away. Even better, the donated machines could be temperamental before they were serviced and are now able to be reliably used at each sewing bee”.
For more information please call Ph: 49081140 or visit our groups Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lakeMacboomerangbags/
Where should people donate materials?:
Cameron Park Community Centre (107 Northlakes Drive, Cameron Park 2285)
Sewing bee details:
Monthly on the last Sunday of the Month Every Month from 10am -12pm @ Cardiff North Public School library, 59 Wansbeck Valley Road, Cardiff