Mullumbimby Craft and Quilt Expo offers something unique

WOOL WONDERS: Jo Hodges from Indigo Inspirations prepares for the expo.
WOOL WONDERS: Jo Hodges from Indigo Inspirations prepares for the expo. Veda Dante

MULLUMBIMBY High School will once again open its auditorium doors for the newly named Mullumbimby Craft and Quilt Expo.

Held on Saturday, July 19, between 9am and 2.30pm, the event will have more than 30 Northern Rivers artisans showcase a wide range of handcrafted wares.

"With a new committee this year, we are holding a display of beautiful quilts made by talented local quilters that will be supported by a patchwork stall," organiser Trevor Watts said.

Handmade items on sale will include knitted art, handcrafted toys, decorations, woodwork, jewellery, ironwork, cottage craft, folk art, tatting, ceramics and patchwork.

"There will also be timber work and music by Stan Ceglinski, as well as an Irish band," Mr Watts said.

Jo Hodges from Indigo Inspirations, who has a shop at Shearwater school during term times, has been hand painting wool for the past seven years.

"I paint the wool felt with a brush using different colours, set them with heat and then roll them into balls," Ms Hodges said.

Money raised from the expo will go to the school's Special Needs Unit and, in particular, its Sunshine Coast Variety Bus.

"This will ensure the children are able to go out on special activities from time to time," Mr Watts said.

Entry is $3 and there will be cakes, hot drinks and soup also for sale.



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