Wednesday, 25 February 2015

today's offering, plus change of date and venue for the exhibition

To begin this post, I want to let you know that it has just been announced that there will be a change to the venue, and the dates, of when our collaborative artwork will be shown.

Whilst it is a little disappointing that we won't be exhibiting quite as early as we had at first thought, because the Fibrefest is now going to merge with another show...

the good news is that the dates aren't that much later in the year 

and also that Fibrefest will now be part of a large and very well established Australian show - one that runs for 5 days instead of just 3, and one that has an excellent track record of always drawing a really huge crowd very year I can assure you that our piece is definitely going to be seen by many, many thousands of people throughout the course of the show.

The new dates are June 17 to 21, 2015, and the venue is now The Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island (Sydney, Australia).

I'm afraid that the deadline for mailing your contributions will remain the same (so things will still need to be in the post and on the way by March 8 at the latest).  This is because I will be busy with other shows and things between the old dates and the new, but I imagine that I will be grateful for that little bit of extra time to finalize the joining up ;-)
...and now for details of of the latest pieces received, this time from:

Sandy Selander, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Daiva Houston, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Saskia Bongers-Slager, The Hague, Netherlands
Annet Spitteler, Almere, Netherlands
Lilia Kunovskaya, Minsk, Belarus
Maria Blomfield, Subiaco, WA, Australia
plus a 2nd package from
Kerry Williamson, Semaphore Park, SA, Australia

Sandy has created a large crochet mandala with a very pretty flower at the centre, all done in bright and happy colours.  This is a lovely big piece, measuring about 48cm (19") across.

Next are 2 photos of Daiva's work; she not only crocheted two bright scrumbled pieces, but she has also done a fabulous letter F for our Flower Power sign.  The scrumble with the orange section measures 18cm (7") at its widest point, and the letter F is 28cm (11") tall.

Saskia has sent 2 gorgeous and very bright scrumbles too...each of these pieces is nice and textural, and the colours positively glow.  They probably don't look quite as 3D in the photos as they actually are.  The larger of the two pieces measures about 13cm (5-and-a-bit")

Annet's work now, and she has sent 3 very pretty flowers plus an interesting heart shaped piece as well.  Only small, but beautifully crocheted, these will all make amazing filler pieces while still holding onto their own identities very nicely.  The larger red flower is 9cm (3.5") across.

This next piese is another fantastic contribution to our collaborative artwork...this time from Lilia, who has created a fantastic rainbow and flower scrumble.  The beautifully bright rainbow colours certainly offset the central white and yellow flower well.   This one measures 24cm (9.5") across.

Maria's 2 contributions are next; both very freeform, and amazingly tactile.  I love all the complex and textural stitches that she has used. The definite contrasts between them all and the variations in the colours are just terrific too.   Both these pieces are done in very fine-weight wool; the larger piece is nearly 27cm (10.5") tall.

....and to finish off for today, we have Kerry's great little neon 'nana', on her magic carpet and daydreaming of making her way to San Francisco...wearing flowers in her hair, naturally!  Most appropriate.  This is the second package that Kerry has a special thanks to her for adding even more to our project.  The carpet is 46cm in length (18")

OK, I'm afraid that is it for this time...but there'll be lots more photos again very soon, I'm sure

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