The volunteers propelling Kyneton’s Boomerang Bags initiative are celebrating after hand-making 2000 bags in less than a year.

And they’re inviting the entire community to join the party and the production line.

Co-ordinator Sandra Dykmans said everyone – including children – is invited to join the team for coffee and cake on February 19 from 10-11am, and lend a hand if they could.

She said the Kyneton branch of the international Boomerang Bags initiative, which is jointly supported by the Kyneton Community & Learning Centre and Kyneton Transition Hub, was a great success in the town.

“We’re seeing a lot of the bags being used,” Ms Dykmans said.

The bags are handmade from recycled and donated fabrics and are placed in local stores for the community to use as an alternative to plastic bags.

Attendees to the project’s celebration can have a go at cutting fabric, screen printing and using the sewing machines.

The celebration and workshop will be held at 34 Mollison Street, Kyneton.

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