Last festive season Mullumbimby was treated to delightful crochet bauble decorations on the trees at the roundabout near the council chambers. This years decorations are in doubt after Yazmina-Michèle de Gaye aka the Crochet Goddess found herself without a home.
‘My rental was sold and I was asked to move out. I could not find affordable rental in the immediate region,’ said Yazmina.
Yazmina has gone back to housesitting, however, this means she is currently in Western Australia.
‘Before I packed up and stored my belongings, a very enthusiastic local woman offered to take over the Christmas baubles from last year to install them back at the roundabout. Unfortunately she is no longer able to and could not find anyone else to do it,’ said Yazmina.
Help Yazmina return
Yazmia has created crochet installations throughout the region and across the country from decorating trees and lamp posts to putting up the Christmas baubles at the roundabout.
The bauble project was supported by the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and Byron Shire council and Yazmina has said she could come back to Mullumbimby in early December if she had some assistance and help with accommodation.
‘I’ve been crocheting for 42 years designing campaigns for companies and shops, running workshops, designing fashion and soft furnishings and creating crochet designs for magazines and had a faithful following when I lived in the area.’
You can get in contact Yazmina via email: [email protected] or text:0407 074 741 if you have a place for her to stay or can lend a hand.