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 communityâ€™s desire to reclaim and personalize the cold winter streets with textile art.
The quirky â€śtree jumperâ€ť 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.