Heart of Gold Volunteers share the love at Winter Trees on Mary

Supporting the Mary Street traders, working together and having fun – that’s what Gympie’s Winter Trees on Mary street party on Wednesday 17th of July means to Heart of Gold’s volunteers.

Regular yarn bomber and volunteer Robyn Bowman has combined screen-printing, applique, embroidery and crochet to create ‘hearty’ decorations for the Heart of Gold tree.

‘This year’s tree cosy wrap features hearts galore, a nod to Heart of Gold Short Film Festival’s goal to touch our hearts,’ said Festival Manager Paula Jayne.


Heart of Gold Short Film Festival’s tree is located at the top end of Mary Street in Gympie Town Centre near Mia Bella.

‘It takes a village to raise a yarn-bombed tree – Wendy Boraso to crochet, Sandra Ross and Joyce Dickenson to stitch, Marilyn Dean to source some remnant fabrics, people who donate fabric to op shops, even a neighbour who gave me a heart-shaped button,’ said Robyn.


Robyn’s mother Joyce who hand-appliqued hearts onto fabric squares is Heart of Gold’s oldest yarn bomber at 95.

Volunteers will be in Mary Street during the evening to spread the word about Heart of Gold’s winter fundraiser and 2019 program sneak peek – the audience’s favourite short films on screen at the Gympie Civic Centre, on this Sunday 21st of July.


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