Creative group showcases craft to support good cause

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Creative group showcases craft to support good cause

AMount Gambier craft group held their much anticipated annual exhibition over the weekend in a prominent city facility.

Twisted Threads wove together their annual Autumn Threads exhibition in the Mount Gambier City Hall last week from Thursday to Sunday.

There was a wide range of products available for purchase created by between 10-12 group members using textile crafts including knitting, embroidery, quilting, weaving and felting.

The items included notebooks, stuffed toys, dolls clothing, wearable goods and home décor and there were live demonstrations of weaving and spinning.

A percentage of the profits from the sales and all proceeds from the raffle will be donated to In Home Hospice Care (IHHC).

Twisted Threads member Julianne Woodruff said while the group raised around $1500 for IHHC last year, they hoped to raise more this year.

“We chose IHHC because we know where every dollar goes and it all stays local,” she said.

“We often get new members out of this, about half a dozen and not all stick but we had 3-4 from last year continue on.”

Twisted Threads member Pat Dalton said while the event raises proceeds for the worthy local charity, it also inspires the members selling their wares.

“Selling an item has been known to lift the confidence of someone with low self-esteem because they realise other people value what they made,” she said.

“I think hobby groups like this are just as important as sports clubs because people can build connections and socialise.

“We meet every week as a group and are happy to pass on our knowledge to one another.

“This group has helped lots of people going through challenges including medical journeys, whether that be their own, their husband’s or a family member’s.”

Twisted Threads will convene at the Mount Gambier Library again this year for World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday June 10.

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