I won four prizes for the following exhibits - three 1sts and a 2nd - fair chuffed.
This bag is made out of some wool I had spun and knitted into a jumper. I wore it for a while but it was never quite right - the jumper that is not the bag. I have used the bag. I think the picture is a bit too bright. I really must get to grips with a good editing package.
The hens featured in this batik belong to a my friend Sian from Graemsay. Obviously they are not this colour but I took a photo, enlarged it then traced the hens. Easy when you know how. I made the batik when I was doing the Applied Textile Design course at Orkney College. I embellished it with hand embroidery and beads more recently but wasn't sure what to do with it after that. I did look at various frames but nothing seemed to work. The Show spurred me on to do something and I ended up stretching it over an artists canvas. It has worked quite well although this picture doesn't show it fully. Sian has an interesting blog about life on Graemsay - I recommend you take a look. http://sianthom.blogspot.co.uk/ You'll find pictures of her hens, cake, sunsets, views towards Stromness, more cake and Buttons plus much more. Buttons has four legs.
This bag was made from a long piece of machine knitting which was then felted. My love of making things out of felted knitted wool began at Orkney College.
My last offering was a watercolour of Domino (on the left) and Dindy, two lovely cats that are no longer with us.
I am already thinking about what I might exhibit next year. I wont leave it so late next time. Well I say that now...