Guest speaker, Vanessa Park from Ballarat Boomerang bags has spent the past few weeks teaching the Year 9 and 10 Textiles class how to sew sustainable cloth grocery bags.
The students each produced their own Boomerang bag, which they will donate and can then use the sewing pattern to make more bags.
The Boomerang bags initiative sees people all around Australia come together to sew bags that are distributed free of charge in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags. The Ballarat Boomerang bag group was set up by Buninyong Foodworks Department Manager, Sam Blanchard and sees volunteers sewing bags that are available free of charge. The Ballarat Boomerang bag group meet at the Buninyong Community House for sewing workshops. Volunteers are needed to help with cutting materials, pinning, ironing, stamping and sewing. All ages welcome and no sewing experience is required. Fabric donations are also required. Another group is being planned for Creswick.
For more information on the Boomerang bag initiative and local information head to the Boomerang Bags Ballarat Facebook page.