A Snake For All Seasons (a crafty draughty activity)

September 27, 2010 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

Charmaine (CAM member extraordinaire) was wandering along Sydney Road and noticed a sign outside the Baptist Church in Brunswick. The sign advertised a free drop in session for women interested in learning to sew. “What a great idea,” she thought as she made her way into the building. She met Jennifer, who volunteers regularly with the Sewing Group as well as the Church. They got chatting, and crafty ideas to raise awareness about climate change were soon exchanged.

After a few excited discussions, it was decided that CAM and the Women’s Sewing Group would team up to organise a community activity. ‘A Snake For All Seasons’ (a crafty draughty activity) was held on 14 August at the Coburg Library Meeting Room. A two metre long snake puppet meandered through the Coburg Mall and Market to help entice passers-by to participate in the activity.

The room was a hive of activity! Many people dropped in to make a door snake or two. There were crafty games for younger children, while their parents and older siblings received expert sewing guidance from members of the Women’s Sewing Group. There were handsome pin-striped door snakes, as well as floral, tweed and a few shiny hot pink snakes that were proudly taken home.

The activity was a resounding success. Many people improved their sewing skills, learnt a bit about sustainability and took a flyer home about other ways to help take action on climate change.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the dedicated team of volunteers from the Multicultural Women’s Sewing Group, Moreland Energy Foundation and Polyglot Theatre for the loan of their snake puppet. The community activity was made possible with assistance from Moreland Council through their community development grants.

“Each of us can make a difference, but together we can do much more.”

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