Crafty call out

Crafty call out

Serpentine Jarrahdale councillor Morgan Byas,volunteers Sonia Hine and Karen Natolotto, Shire president Michelle Rich, Country Women’s Association Serpentine branch secretary Reina Field and president Tup Biggs. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

Unwanted craft supplies such as off-cuts or rolls of ribbon may seem like trash to some but these items are gold to volunteers at the Country Women’s Association.

The organisation was inviting all sewers, quilters and crafty locals to attend its ‘de-stash’ and ‘re-stash’ fundraiser this weekend to help collect materials for their upcoming projects.

CWA Serpentine branch secretary Reina Field said the event was an opportunity for people to clear their cupboards of unused fabric rolls and craft supplies and stock up on new materials.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people to get rid of unwanted supplies and hunt around for materials that will be of use for new craft projects,” she said.

Oakford resident and shire councillor Morgan Byas said the CWA was an organisation he had supported for while and he was always happy to help out where he could.

“Not only does the CWA help those in need but they provide important social connections for those who volunteer their time and skills to the organisation,” he said.

Serpentine Jarrahdale Shire president Michelle Rich said the shire had helped kick start the fundraising efforts with a grant to cover the cost of the venue hire.

Made up of volunteers the CWA makes everything from hospital blankets and bags to quilts for the homeless and clothes for premature babies.

The fundraiser will be held August 25 at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre in Mead Street, Byford.