Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Pinnacle Playhouse will turn into a big haberdashery in July as the Valley Theatrical Players give away their treasure trove of old materials and costumes.
After months of sorting by president Jan Lindbergs and Secretary Diane Blines, the theatre will be filled with costumes, pieces of fabric and other pieces of history, all being given away or for sale at a low price.
“We’ve been collecting costumes and materials for costumes for the last 50 odd years,” said Mrs Blines.
Mrs Blines said the Valley Theatrical Players came to the realisation that they didn’t need so many costumes and are looking to spread the love throughout the community.
She said costumes have been sitting in large plastic bags for at least 15 years, preserving their good condition.
“We’re wanting to get it out into the public so that they can be used rather than being stored for the next ten years,” she said.
“We’ve got all sorts of materials; you name it, we’ve got it.”
Fabrics available include laces, velvets, cottons and synthetics in many different colours.
There are old costumes that can be cut up and repurposed or pieces of fabric that have never been used.
Most items are being given away, however lengths that have not been used will be sold for very low prices.
Not only is this an opportunity to repurpose and upcycle old fabric and fill your fabric draw with some bargains, but it’s a rare chance to do so with a piece of Pioneer Valley history.
Come and see what the Valley Theatrical Players have available and let your crafty imagination run wild!
WHAT: Valley Theatrical Players Costume Sale
WHEN: Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 from 9:00am
WHERE: The Pinnacle Playhouse, Elsie Nash Street, Pinnacle
CONTACT: 0417 963 056
The Valley Theatrical Players have been sorting through fabric since January ahead of their fabric sale in July. Photo supplied