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And the 2018 Exhibition Winners are…

Congratulations to all our Fibrefastic Exhibition winners 2018!

With a special congratulations to Rene Corder-Evans Winner – SELECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD for TEAPOT #1, overall supreme exhibition winner.

SELECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD – WINNER AND BEST FELTED ITEM – WINNER – TEAPOT #1 no.133 by Rene Corder-Evans.
Sculpture in wet felted Finnish Landrace on a stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category awards  included best knitted, crocheted, felted, woven, use of colour, hand spun and mixed media items and an award for first time entrants.  With thanks again to our Selector, Weaver and Fibre Artist Dianne Dudfield. See all the gorgeous items below.  Of note is Pauline Chapman’s – “BUT CAN YOU TWEET?” – Winner of the POPULAR CHOICE AWARD.  Our lucky raffle prize winners are listed at the end of this post – thanks to all those that supported us by sharing our exhibition experience, it was such a fun time.

POPULAR CHOICE AWARD – WINNER AND BEST FELTED ITEM – MERIT – “BUT CAN YOU TWEET?” no 113 by Pauline Chapman.
Needle felted British birds and a mouse on a wood post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY AWARDS

BEST KNITTED ITEMWINNER – no. 199 RED DEVIL by Sue Oldman.
Cardigan – knitted in mill spun merino.
BEST KNITTED ITEM – MERIT – HYBRID TEA no.198 by Sue Oldman.
Tea Cosy – knitted in mill spun wool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST CROCHET ITEMWINNER – no. 191 HEXAGONS by Christine Nicholls.
Sleeveless jacket – original design. Crocheted in machine washable Polwarth with mill spun trim.
BEST CROCHET ITEM MERIT – SEEING STARS no. 160 by Joan Hansford-Jensen
Blanket – crochet acrylic in pinks and lavender. Own design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD – WINNER AND BEST FELTED ITEMWINNERTEAPOT #1 no. 133 by Rene Corder-Evans.
Sculpture in wet felted Finnish Landrace on a stand.
POPULAR CHOICE AWARD – WINNER AND BEST FELTED ITEM – MERIT – “BUT CAN YOU TWEET?” no 113 by Pauline Chapman.
Needle felted British birds and a mouse on a wood post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST WOVEN ITEM – WINNER – MAPLE SYRUP no. 132 by Rene Corder-Evans.
Scarf – handwoven, hand-dyed in silk and silk lycra.
BEST WOVEN ITEM – MERIT – LIFE IN SHADOWS no 164 by Joan Hansford-Jensen.
Scarf – shadow weave in 50/50 merino & silk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST USE OF COLOUR – WINNER – ZIG ZAG no. 172 by Sheryl Handley-Sargent.
Blanket – hand spun and knitted possum, wool and alpaca.
BEST USE OF COLOUR – MERIT – FEELING BLUE no 142 by Anne Gawith.
Triangular rug – knitted then felted in carpet wool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST HAND SPUN ITEM – WINNER – SMOKEY no. 248  by Norma Simpson.
Cardigan – Ladies knitted rib in hand spun grey Romney.
BEST HAND SPUN ITEM – MERIT – no 188 A TOUCH OF LUXURY by Christine Nicholls.
Scarf – knitted in hand spun angora/silk. Original design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST MIXED MEDIA ITEM – WINNER – NGĀ AHO WHAKAPAPA no. 204 by Pat Old.
Korowai – Whatu & tāniko woven in muka (harakeke) with albatross and mutton bird feathers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST TIME ENTRANT AWARD – WINNER – NOVANA no. 135 by Sue Frieswyk.
Throw/Wrap – handspun and knitted wool.
FIRST TIME ENTRANT AWARD – MERIT – ART YARN no. 211 by Sue Ross.
Cushion – hand woven in art yarns, mixed fibre and colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAFFLE WINNERS – congratulations!

  1. Luxury Home Pack – Wena
  2. Everything Ready to Go Box – Margaret Cairns
  3. One for the Girls – Jackie Trodd
  4. Piñata Party Pack – Lorraine Donald
  5. In a Spin – Debbie Frost
  6. Something for Everyone  – A Blake

See you all in 2020 and we’ll do it all again….thanks to everyone