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Women’s Creative Art looking to rejuvenate passion

Women’s Creative Art
Locals from Women’s Creative Art create twiddle muffs which are sensory therapy tools designed to keep the restless hands of people with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia occupied, calm and warm.

A group of enthusiastic women are embracing their creativity with hopes to share it around and rejuvenate a passion within the Women’s Creative Art group.

The Women’s Creative Art group is looking for new members after moving locations and a name change in January, with member Linda Hooper saying the doors were warmly open each Thursday.

“We are a group of enthusiastic women who just love art and craft,” Linda said.

“We enjoy sharing our skills and run workshops to learn new ones. We are involved in painting for fun, macrame, mosaics, weaving, card making, knitting and crochet.”

Linda said the group was very supportive of each other and they also enjoyed helping and contributing to local community events.

“We support charities by donating items of craft,” Linda said.

“The members have just made personal tissue covers for a nursing home, and we often make twiddle muffs for dementia patients.”

Twiddle muffs are colourful, captivating sensory therapy tools designed to keep the restless hands of people with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia occupied, calm and warm.

“We add zips, buttons and other items to help keep them occupied, and the twiddle muffs are quite popular in nursing homes,” Linda said.

Linda said any women could join the Women’s Creative Art group and it was best to “just show up” of a Thursday, between 9.30am and noon, at 147 Enterprise Street, Norville.

“Our group has been running for about two years now, but only since January with a new name and a new home kindly provided by Bundaberg Men’s Shed.

“Although we have a good rapport with the men, we meet on a day that is not occupied by them.

“We are accepting new members, so don’t be lonely and bored, come and have some fun with like minded women, share some skills and have a good time.”

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