running on air

Melanie Norton from the Salvation Army organised an inflatable bouncy castle for the kids on the 2nd day of Wrapped in St Marys.

It was too wet to have it outside, so the St. Marys Town Hall became an unexpected venue – fortunately there was enough room … a bouncy castle takes a lot of space!

This photo shows it in the process of inflating; the kids can hardly wait –

When it was finally ready, it was so much fun bouncing, er, lying around –

More lying around – I thought this castle was supposed to be for bouncing in –

The castle has to be inflated by machine, but what do you do when you need to inflate some balloons?  You use lung power, of course!

Here is Melanie hard at work, with the assistance of Janet –

[Photos by Margit]

The car show, held on Sunday 3 June, will be featured in the next post

textile art on the power poles

What amazing talent we have in St. Marys and wider valleys area!

Thanks to Margit, we can enjoy the power pole wraps long after the event …

To view, just click on the thumbnails to enlarge.

This wrap was made by the children, staff and parents from St. Marys Child Care

                 

The students in Ruth Miller’s class at St. Marys District Highschool made not 1, but 2 entries –

                  

Ree Smith of Upper Scamander used paint, stitch and collage, as well as text, to give a wonderful depth of meaning to her artwork –

                   

This entry, made from donated clothing and a lot of sewing, was created by the St. Marys School Association Op Shop

                   

Shelly Carin from Fingal made this vibrant and colourful creation –

                 

Judy Duckett paid tribute to our local police; note the detailed quilting on the white background, and how well the wrap co-ordinates with the sign –

                 

Stitchedupmama, with her handspun and crocheted entry, certainly wasn’t going to be left out –

                   

Nor was Liz Rice, with 2 pole wraps, both entirely handstitched –

                   

Or A-nonni-Mouse, whose entry celebrates Christmas all year round

                 

Rita Summers of St. Marys also had a go –

                 

As did A Rustic Ragamuffin

                 

Want to know who won?  Just visit the About page … =D

the amazing ashton in action

Juggling in the rain wasn’t really an option, so The Amazing Ashton strutted his stuff in the St. Marys Town Hall.

Here he is in action, using a variety of ‘tools’, including plastic bags stuffed with newspaper (these are safer to practice with than knives); some of his ‘students’ were also caught on camera –

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[Photos by Margit Salonen]

the amazing ashton

The St. Marys School Association Op Shop really got into the Wrapped in St Marys event!

As well as offering a free sock with every purchase (for a sock art competition), a resident juggler was available on 3 June to demonstrate his skills.

Announcing (drumroooollll) –

And here he is –

with his amazing belt –

as well as his amazing sign –

and donation ‘box’ –

Next post – The Amazing Ashton in action!! =D

church all wrapped up

Not only the power poles were wrapped during the weekend of 2 and 3 June – the Anglican Church in the main street was wrapped in a giant ribbon and bow, made from sheets!

Here are some photos, taken by Carole Withers –

 

 

Great to see the church community getting into the ‘Spirit’ of things!  =D

inaugural event

The first Wrapped in St Marys took place in the town of St Marys in Tasmania on 2 and 3 June 2012.

A cold but sunny winter Saturday morning saw intrepid exhibitors wrapping the poles in textile art – they themselves were also wrapped up against the frosty air!

A yarnbomber called stitchedupmama was also at work …

Here’s a sample photo –

[To see more photos, click here and here!]

Michelle from the St. Marys Child Care was also putting up their entry; that’s the St. Marys Historic Hotel in the background –

More photos here!