Hi Craftsters, Been a long while since I was here but thought I would share my latest crafting effort with you. I entered the following garment into the Elmore Ag Art competition that was held at the start of this month. Some clarification on that last sentance may be needed. Elmore is a country town in Victoria Australia. Ag Art, is a wearable art garment made from items found around or produced on the farm. There are quite a few Ag Art shows held at different agricultural shows in Victoria, NSW and SA. All the winners from these smallers shows gather at Elmore for the Australian Nationals on the afternoon of the last day of the show.
My garment Renewal, shows the ending of the ten year drought that has stricken our area, with the rain coming from the clouds (headpiece) and filling the rivers, and water flowing over the dry drought affected earth and turning it green, flowers regrowing etc. It is constructed from shade cloth, milk filters, tails paint and blue hayband. There must be over 1000 seperate pieces on the train alone. It took me approx 5 weeks to complete.
There are three different sections to show in, under 21, Designer and Avante Gaurde. Renewal was entered into the Designer section of the Elmore Show, and won - WOW. It then went on to compete in the national show in the afternoon against several other garments and won there as well - Double WOW - so now I am over to New Zealand in June next year to compete against top designers over there. I had no expectations of being a major winner as this was the first time I had entered and there where so many wonderful/beautiful garments on show.
I am now hooked and have started on next years entries, found out I can do two garments in each section - designer and avante guarde - so will have plenty of time to fine tune any mistakes or design flaws. If anyone in Australia is interested in finding out more feel free to send a PM. Anyway hope you enjoyed my story and the pics