Yackandandah sewers attempt bunting world record

THE community that sews together, stays together.

OK, that might not quite be how the adage goes, but it’s certainly true for the good folk of Yackandandah.

A group of dedicated sewing enthusiasts are making a Guinness World Record attempt at making the longest line of fabric bunting in the world.

Organiser Lauren Salathiel admits it’s a wacky sort of concept.

“But it’s wacky enough to work,” she said yesterday.

“There’s just so much enthusiasm behind it.

“There is still a long way to go.

“So far they’ve got 40 metres and the current record is 4.7 kilometres — but then they only started last week.

“We’ve got hundreds of cut-out triangles ready to sew,” Ms Salathiel said.

“If you don’t count the amount of fooling around and fun that goes on too, it’s pretty good!”

The group is working with the Yackandandah Community Education Network, and plans to unveil its efforts on September 7, when the network hosts the first High Country Christmas Fair.

Ms Salathiel said the array of community members and groups, including many schools, that had come forward would make it a true community project.

But they still need more help in donations of fabric, bias binding, or in a little sewing time.

People and groups are able to make the bunting in their own time and take it to YCEN.

Details about how to get involved, phone 0422 854 909 or email YCEN@yackanddandah.com.

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