Sunday, 11 October 2015

The RED Challenge!

In memory of Margaret we set a Red Challenge for group members. Each entry had to be RED! To ensure fair play, Karen and Ginnie came along to act as judges. They were  impressed with the high standard of creativity which made the judging very difficult. Karen and Ginnie loved the skill and enthusiasm shown by the large number of entries.

Janice had been planning ahead for Christmas with an Advent calendar and a selection of Christmas Stockings.

RED Journey was hand-dyed, hand-spun yarn that Madga had made into a scarf as a gift for a friend.

The RED bag had been felted and made into a prctical shoulder bag by Jean. Look at the buttons!

This double sided cushion was crafted by Isabel. I'm sorry, I forgot to take an image of the reverse. It was very striking, big red lips on a black background. The slip of paper had P.T.O. on it to guide the judges to look on the reverse of the cushion. After turning the paper over several times they finally passed the intelligence test by looking at the other side of the cushion.

Roberta had knitted a Red child's cardigan and hat to put in Linda's Shoe Box charity.

Practically RED! I made a work basket complete with pincushion, scissor keeper and an assortment of pockets.

Everyone loved this little Red Bear. Hand crafted by Stephanie for one of her daughters. Kidnappers were circling the table ready to pounce on this little chap.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! A camper van seat blanket crocheted by Donna as a gift. Everyone loves a VW camper van!

Thread art was all the rage in the 60's/70's when I was a very young child. Elaine's RED is stunning!

Norma used some of Lisa's yarn with a sparkle. Beautiful!

Trust Linda! The S & B button decorated letters were very effective.

Christmas is coming Lisa crocheted this Christmas stocking and added a little bell so that you would hear Santa filling the stocking!

Mats with love! Created by Caroline. Wow!

 Caterpillar and Cats! Very cute and would find a place in anyone's home. Created by Yvonne.

The Judges decisions :-

Winner of original design - Fiona Orr for Red Heart Canvas.
Winner of adapted design - Norma for the Red Shawl.

Elaine was awarded a prize for such an inventive use of yarn.
Lisa was awarded a prize because her Christmas stocking would have been Margaret's favourite make.
Janice was awarded a prize for the largest single entry showing most styles.

Many thanks to Karen and Ginnie for coming along, judging is never easy.
Congratulations to the winners. All of the entries were amazing! The talent and creativity that abounds in this group is inspiring.

Apologies to Fiona Orr because I don't know what happened to the photo of your entry. Sorry.

Thank you to Isabel for the catering.

Next week we are back to normal. Chatting, Crafting Chilling.

FINALLY, Norma announced on FB that the Grand total that the group raised for the Beatson stands at £2540. Thank you one and all! Awesome!

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