COUNTING CORN: This is one of the quirky things you might find in the tree jumper displays that adorn our streets. What else can you find in the mix?
COUNTING CORN: This is one of the quirky things you might find in the tree jumper displays that adorn our streets. What else can you find in the mix? Marian Faa

QUIRKY: Crazy things that shocked our tree jumper judge

WOOL may be the fibre of our festival, but when you peer a little closer you might find some other odd materials woven into this year's tree jumper displays.

While skilled knitting and crochet holds substantial weight with the tree jumper judges, the chance to exercise creative flair with other mediums is recognised in some sections of the tree jumper competition.

This year's tree jumper judge Robyn Dennis said she was surprised by some of the materials people had incorporated into their artworks.

Mrs Dennis said she was particularly taken by the Groovy Grannies tree made of beautiful bark and leaves.

 

Beautiful detail by the Diggers Garden Club Jumpers and Jazz 2018.
Beautiful detail by the Diggers Garden Club Jumpers and Jazz 2018. Marian Faa

"It was impressive how well it was done, taking such a simple material and creating something so amazing," she said.

"They used a plant called grandfather's beard for their hair so there is a living element to that as well."

Keep your eyes peeled for some of these funny items.

A moment in time

JENELLE Matthews strapped hundreds of second-hand watches to the tree she called "Momentary (Moment Tree)" as reminder to treasure those moments that cannot be replaced.

 

Momentary (Moment Tree) by Jenelle Matthews Jumpers and Jazz 2018.
Momentary (Moment Tree) by Jenelle Matthews Jumpers and Jazz 2018. Marian Faa

A spoonful of good

LITTLE Gallery Cafe took the smack out of the wooden spoon and turned it into a canvas for words of kindness and quirk.

 

Nordic Kitchen by Little Gallery Cafe Jumpers and Jazz 2018
Nordic Kitchen by Little Gallery Cafe Jumpers and Jazz 2018 Marian Faa

Crazy corn

WHOEVER thought an ear of corn could be so beautiful hanging in a tree? The Diggers Garden Club has keen eye for aesthetics and innovation and it paid off in their display.

 

Beautiful detail by the Diggers Garden Club Jumpers and Jazz 2018.
Beautiful detail by the Diggers Garden Club Jumpers and Jazz 2018. Marian Faa

A light sponge

WHO knew black felt and colourful sponges could make such realistic licorice allsorts? Luckily they are hang out of reach on the "Dulcet Delight" tree.

 

Jumpers and Jazz 2018
Jumpers and Jazz 2018 "Dulcet Delights" Marian Faa

Carton it in

THE egg cartons and feather strapped around the "Chicken and the Egg" tree would put modern sculptors to shame!