30 April 2012

Thank You for Coming!

It has been a wonderful festival, and lovely to see everybody. The 2012 team are now taking off their committee hats and putting their feet up.







There are a few more festival photos to come, so watch this space.

29 April 2012

24 April 2012

Thank You for All the Hats!!

What an amazing to The Hats for Hope Challenge — nearly 500 hats of all shapes and sizes.

What a challenge to hang them. Many people sent more than one hat, and 200 of them are on display. The Clubs of Marlborough (adjacent to the Convention Centre) Foyer is a riot of colour. A huge thank you to all who took part.
Chris and Jan enjoying the challenge.
Ben advises his mother Katie

Joan

23 April 2012

Say Hello to Feltina

You will be greeted by Feltina when you visit the National Exhibition. Stop by and say hello!

Joan

20 April 2012

Merit Award

Merit Award
‘She Sells Sea Shells’
Millie Haussmann

3 Shell shaped wedding fascinators, hand felted merino wool, silk, flax

This concludes our posts of National Exhibition award winners.

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

19 April 2012

Merit Award

Merit Award
‘A Fishy Tail’
Sheryll Wenzlick

Wet felted coat, merino wool and silk hankies and sliver. Use of resists

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

18 April 2012

The New Zealand Merino Company Ltd Award

The New Zealand Merino Company Ltd Award
‘Sundowner Stole’
Cynthia Read

An asymmetrical knitted stole in handspun merino.

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

17 April 2012

Perendale Sheep Breeders of New Zealand Breeders Award

Perendale Sheep Breeders of New Zealand Breeders Award
‘Night Sky’
Nynke Piebenga

Colour and weave in Rosepath, going from dark at the edges to mainly pink in the centre

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

16 April 2012

New Zealand Romney Sheep Breeders Association Award

New Zealand Romney Sheep Breeders Association Award
‘Colour Play’
Julie Dowland

Hat and Vest, Romney wool, wet felted, embellished with silk

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

15 April 2012

NZ Sheep Breeders Awards, Powdrell Memorial Trophy and New Zealand Corriedale Society Award

NZ Sheep Breeders Awards which must reflect the characteristics of the breed. They must not include any black or natural coloured wool.
Powdrell Memorial Trophy for the best entry qualifying for the Sheep Breeders Awards
New Zealand Corriedale Society Award
‘Clowning Around’
Pahiatua Spinners and Weavers

A nursery ensemble showing the versatility of Corriedale wool. Done in different mediums, knitting crochet, felting, embroidery. 100% wool, all handspun and dyed. Cushion, booties, hat and jacket, coloured balls, wall hanging.

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

14 April 2012

Merit Award

Merit Award
‘Dark Energy’
Sue Broad

Handwoven wrap. Warp is bamboo and tencel, weft silk and alpaca/silk, 8 shaft design, echo weave and advancing networked twill. Beaded fringe.

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

13 April 2012

Complex Weavers Award

Complex Weavers Award for the most outstanding weaving beyond plain weave
‘Iridos – Iris, Goddess of the Rainbow’
Agnes Hauptli

Handwoven silk scarf in echo weave using two different colours alternating in warp and weft

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

12 April 2012

Tally Ho Award

Tally Ho Award for best entry using wool and other fibres
‘Sandlines’
Brigit Howitt

Handwoven wrap, merino-cashmere
All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

11 April 2012

Alpaca Association New Zealand Award

Alpaca Association New Zealand Award for the entry that best illustrates the lightness and fineness of Alpaca.
‘Purple Passion’
Christine Hart

Felted alpaca on silk issue wrap with matching brooch fastener, 90% alpaca, 10% silk

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

10 April 2012

Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders’ Association Award

Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders’ Association Award for an outstanding and innovative entry using 100% black and coloured wool, originating from a naturally coloured sheep (where white is not considered a colour) 20% of which may be overdyed.
‘Winter Warmer’
Judith Willets

Handspun, hand knitted waistcoat, Romney wool, hand made buttons

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

09 April 2012

Merit Award

Merit Award
‘Moana’
Audry Sangster

Circular shawl - bridal veil/baby shawl, handspun, knitted with lace cable and shell pattern with daisy stitch (Shetland) pattern in garter stitch

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

08 April 2012

Merit Award & Lise Jaeger Award

Merit Award
Lise Jaeger Award, silver tray and cheque donated by the Auckland Area for not less than 500 metres of skeined handspun
‘Urban Sparrow’
Cynthia Read

Skein of lace weight handspun suri alpaca, spun from the comb, intended for a knitted shawl or stole.

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

07 April 2012

Ashford Award

Ashford Award for best entry using more than 50% handspun fibre.
‘Evening Mist’
Annette Pye

A light weight coat with cap sleeves, knitted in a fine handspun alpaca with 10% added silk.

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

06 April 2012

Mohair Award

Mohair Award, sponsored by Mohair NZ, Mohair Craft and Mohair Pacific for the best mohair entry using more than 50% mohair
Scarf
Fay Hider

60% mohair, 40% merino scarf, 24 epi. Pattern by Carol Strickler

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

05 April 2012

First Time Entrant Award

First Time Entrant Award, sponsored by the Combined Textiles Guild
‘Patched Perfection’
Cherrie Mitchell

Swing jacket made in one piece without cutting, using nuno felting and a large resist to create a seamless garment. Silk tissue with fine merino wool

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

04 April 2012

Poverty Bay Fashion Award

Poverty Bay Fashion Award for a complete fashion outfit. Judged on a moving model and displayed on a static form.
‘Second Time Around’
Raewyn Penrose

Hand felted, merino wool, antique lace and silk coat, skirt and hat

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

03 April 2012

Merit Award

Merit Award
‘Karamea Inspiration’
Beryl Denton

Woven Tapestry, 25 x 21 cm, mount 48 x 37 cm. Modern black frame. Image of Nikau palm from my sketch book.

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

02 April 2012

Merit Award

Merit Award
‘Whenua (The Land)’
Patricia Took-Stevens

Each part of this work is in some way connected to the land.

The box is very old, but once was part of a tree.

The flax is native to New Zealand.

The badly damaged reclaimed books and their beautiful hidden images were once part of a tree.

The sheep, producing merino wool, are connected to the land, as are the stones and shells also used to embellish the front book covers,

Finally, I would like to give credit to the authors of the three found books. The books and their images are entirely about New Zealand plants, birds and the land.

Native Birds – written and illustrated by Charles Masefield 1952

Natives for your Garden – written and illustrated by G C Jackson 1965

Charles Heaphy’s prints -- compiled by Briar Gordon and Peter Stupples 1987

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media

01 April 2012

Far North Award

Far North Award, sponsored by Te Wananga O Aotearoa for the most creative use of NZ design or materials
‘Tuatara Wisdom’
Donna Hitchcox

This tapestry weaving wall hanging was designed specifically for the professional office of a Hypnotherapist and Rieki Energy Healer.

Depicting two Tuatara, which symbolise the ancient wisdom of New Zealand, encircling a Koru ball. The Tuatara are woven in the colours of South Canterbury braided riverbeds and the hazy colours of our distant mountains.

The Koru ball symbolises the balance of harmony, awakening and personal growth.
The patterns leading up and down from the Tuatara depict all our family trees, our Whanau that support us above and below.

The fibres have been hand-dyed to the colours of South Canterbury, McKenzie country. Hot summers, tussock with a hint of spring fresh growth, clear water systems and willow shade.

All award winners' photographs taken by Caroline Crick, Caroline Crick Photography and Media