in my last post i shared what i’d made to wrap a power pole for the wrapped in st marys event on 2 and 3 june

there were 4 categories;  i entered the textile art section, which had a prize of $300 plus a certificate

would you believe i won?!?

here are some photos of it on display over the weekend; if you look closely, you can see the stitching, and the beads i used to embellish the string ties

this one (taken on saturday) shows faulkner’s green in the background, where the car show was held the following day –

here’s a close-up view –

and here’s one from a slightly different angle, looking along the street towards the town hall (where the market was held) –

by the way, you can see stitchedupmama’s yarnbombing in the tree behind …

thanks for the photos, margit!

[note – i gave the prize money back to greater esk tourism, to go towards the introduction of a people’s choice prize for next year <=D]

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to wrap a power pole

we’re having an event here this weekend called wrapped in st marys … textile artists are wrapping the power poles in the town centre, and there will be a classic car show and other events throughout the weekend

this is my entry in the textile art competition; i’ve embellished the ties with beads to make them more a part of the wrap’s design, rather than just being utilitarian

i also made 3D leaves to embellish the lefthand edge

the background is fused and machine-stitched strip piecing in autumn colours, which is the current season ‘down under’ (winter starts tomorrow!)

four currawongs visited us every day for about 2 weeks, which provided the inspiration for my design; traditionally it means a storm is coming when they become more active and vocal than usual

this is the blurb i wrote for my description – the title is ‘4’ –

currawongs (dark storm prophets)

feast on fruit in our front yard

I watch as lightning streaks to

all 4 corners of the earth

(c) rita summers 2012

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