Let’s make Eastbourne plastic-bag free!
Progress: We’ve now finished 407 Boomerang Bags. It’s not so far to go now to make it up to 500!
Weekly sewing bees continue on Wednesday nights 7-9pm – all welcome. BYO machine if you’re a sewer or just come along for non-sewing tasks. Heaps of ironing, pinning, cutting and more ironing.
Launch: We’re looking at launching towards the end of March. We’ve got retail signage and displays underway.
Bought to support: Now for something slightly different. In the next few weeks, we will begin selling Bought to Support bags (see blue logo, right). These beautiful Bought to Support bags will allow people to have their very own, locally-made special Boomerang Bag, while also supporting the Boomerang Bag concept by helping cover some of the costs.
Update for February 2018
We’re aiming for a launch sometime late February / early March – when we’ve hit 500 bags.
Once out there, bag numbers will have to be maintained, repairs made etc, so our Wednesday-night sessions will be ongoing for the foreseeable future.
Wanted: Fabric and thread donations. Please drop these off at the library or at St Ronan’s (box in the hall).
Working bees at St Ronan’s:
Come along and meet your community, have a laugh and contribute to an awesome cause. We hope you enjoy seeing your fabric turned into bags - there are some beauties! Come with a sewing machine if you can. There are also plenty of non-sewing jobs (ironing, pinning, cutting and more ironing). And we welcome any refreshment contributions - baking, sweet/savoury treats, wine etc…
Wed 22 November 7-9pm Sun 26 November 2-4pm
Sun 3 December 2-4pm Wed 6 December 7-9pm Wed 20 December 7-9pm
Sun 14 January 2-4pm Wed 17 January 7-9pm Sun 21 January 2-4pm Wed 31 January 7-9pm
Wed 7 February 7-9pm
Can’t make it to a bee? We have take-home bag kits available for collection (cut bags, straps, printed pockets and instructions). We aim to launch in Feb/March with 500 bags. We already have several hundred on the go, so we’ll make this target OK.