Crafty Clermont woman’s creation bringing peace of mind
AFTER making numerous face masks, surgical gowns and caps for the local GP, a Clermont sewing whiz has come up with a new creation to help the community.
Joy Wright, with the help of her friends, has been working tirelessly over the past week to create shopping trolley covers for Clermont residents.
“I had a lady send me a message and ask for it, and I’m always up for a challenge so I said ‘OK, I’ll give it a go’,” she said.
Mrs Wright posted the idea to the Clermont Community Facebook page just before Easter and had about 13 orders within the first hour. The orders have continued coming through ever since.
“At the moment I think it’s more about peace of mind,” Mrs Wright said.
“They know what they’re taking in is theirs and they know where it’s been.
“But I can certainly see these sorts of things staying around after all this nonsense settles down.”
Two types of covers are available. The first has a pocket to hold a wallet, phone, keys or shopping bags, and the second is a simple cover for the shopping trolley handle.
“One lady said she used it for the first time yesterday and she loved it,” Mrs Wright said.
Clermont’s Kate Keyte said she ordered two of them straight away.
“I have used mine several times and now don’t shop without it,” she said.
“With the coronavirus in Australia we need every bit of protection we can get.
“They’re very well made and so convenient with a pouch for your wallet and phone.”
Working from her Clermont shop, Sew What’s Crafty, Mrs Wright is set on doing what she can for the Central Highlands community during the COVID-19 crisis.
“It’s keeping me busy,” she said.
“Normally I do quilts and mending, but this is something different and something to make me smile, knowing it’s helping the community.”
This week she delivered the last of the surgical caps, face masks and gowns to the Clermont GP.
“Out of everything bad comes something good,” Mrs Wright said.
“I’ve been able to help Dr Sarah as much as I can, and the community.
“So many people have donated fabric, so they’re obviously on board with what I’m doing, which is great.”
The basic shopping trolley cover can be purchased for $15, while the version with the pocket sells for $23.
For any sewing supplies, to make an order or donation, contact Ms Wright on 0409 262 100.