Crafty way to help others

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Members of the group display their beautiful handiwork.

Members of a craft group who meet weekly at Dora Creek Adventist Church (NSW) have been busy making baby wraps to send to Solomon Islands.

The group of 20 women and girls, aged eight to 80, aim to supply more than 50 wraps to needy mothers in the outlying islands. The wraps will be delivered by Sonship, the Adventist Church’s medical support vessel. It will be the second delivery of wraps this year after 55 were dispatched in June.

Other work this craft group do is supporting the South Lakes Women’s Refuge, although the girls say they are open to any suggestions to help others.

“The baby wraps are made from only pure cotton, they are done with two layers of patchwork cloth of exquisite design; they are lightly quilted,” Dora Creek church communication secretary Steve Boughton said.

“They’re designed to be thick enough to protect from mosquitoes but light enough to dry quickly if they get wet. The majority of the materials have been donated and the women bring their own sewing machines.

“Other work this craft group do is supporting the South Lakes Women’s Refuge, although the girls say they are open to any suggestions to help others.”

Mr Boughton said the group meets weekly at the church and includes some experienced seamstresses along with beginners, all working and learning together, “having fun and sharing their experiences and humour”.

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