Jelaynah is a young Gooniyandi women from Joy Springs, a small community approximately 8 miles out from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia. I had the pleasure of meeting Jelaynah when I was up there earlier this year (2019) when I was running a couple of sewing workshops for senior girls class at Fitzroy Valley District High School.
After teaching them to make scrunchies, Jelaynah's quick take to sewing and her attention to detail stood out to me as well as her incredible creativity. So I ask if she would be interested in sewing up some scrunchies for Lois Hazel to earn some money and as part of her Big Picture Project.
Jelaynah has done such an incredible job and I hope enjoy these little pieces of joy that she has made. I am so excited to be able to work with such an inspiring and wonderful young women! You can learn more about her HERE
$5 from every Scrunchie purchased will be donated to Marnin Studio, a therapeutic healing space where women come to create, learn and relax. The space is an incubator for developing products that reflect the artist’s deep knowledge of the local environment, culture and community.The studio combines a strength-based, community led, therapeutic approach to empowerment.Through this social enterprise model, the women have the opportunity to reach financial stability through the sale of their products.
M A K E - Maker: Jelaynah - Location: Fitzroy Crossing, W.A, Australia
F A B R I C - Supplier: Mozartex Co Ltd - Composition: 50% Lenzing Tencel Luxe + 50% Lenzing Tencel - Origin: China - Type: Organic - Fabric that is grown organically from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides.
T H R E A D - Supplier: Mrecht - Content: 100% Polyester - Location: Collingwood, VIC, Australia - Origin: China
E L A S T I C - Supplier: Mrecht - Content: 100% Nylon - Location: Collingwood, VIC, Australia - Origin: China
The scrunchies come in three different sizes:
Small - Approximately 12cm diameter - $16 Medium - Approximately 17cm diameter - $18 Large - Approximately 22cm diameter - $20