Here, finally, are the last of the contributions that have now been received for the '50 Years of Flower Power' collaborative artwork. A couple of these pieces were collected just before I headed off on a recent Needlework Cruise, and all the others were waiting in the mailbox on my return.
A huge thank you once again to everyone who created something towards this project. After I discovered that the exhibition date had been delayed I have to admit that I took a little bit of time away from it to work on other things for a bit...but rest assured that the joining-up is already coming along well, and I can guarantee that, because of the caliber of all of the pieces that were sent, the final result is going to be spectacular.
We have now had over 200 fibre enthusiasts, from 24 different countries, submit their work, and it seems that the length of the finished piece is likely to be over 10m (33ft)...so it should definitely one of the largest joint freeform crochet creations assembled to date.
I'll add a few 'in progress' shots in another blog post shortly, and I promise that there'll be lots of other photos eventually, once the piece is completed and hung...but in the meantime, here are pictures of the final contributions that were received:
Michele Lasker from Tulsa, OK, USA has knitted a wonderfully textured and pleated creation which measures about 33cm (13") across. What a fabulous blending of colours in this piece.
As I said at the start of this post, all in all I have received flowers, motifs and scrumbles from over 200 separate contributors, hailing from 24 different countries worldwide.
Freeform crochet is truly an international craft, and this has been an absolutely fantastic effort by all of the makers...well done everyone!