Jumpers & Jazz in July is Queensland’s quirkiest yarn-bombing & jazz winter festival.
Jumpers and Jazz in July began in 2004 inspired by the art community’s desire to reclaim and personalize the cold winter streets with textile art.
The quirky “tree jumper” project captured the imagination of the local community and the event grew into a ten day arts festival that attracts visitors in droves. Lovely traditional textile crafts such as crochet, felting, dollmaking and weaving have prospered as a result of being applied in a popular contemporary context. Recycled materials are also used with wonderful creativity and cleverness.