Due to an extension of our “Fae da Laft” exhibition, the competition display has been delayed, as you will be aware. However, we received over 20 entries, from various parts of the globe. After a very protracted judging, with much head scratching, and comments like “We need more prizes”, “How can we decide between these?”, “I didn’t know this would be so difficult!” we can now announce the winners. The judges wish to remain anonymous, as they know everyone will not agree with their choices, but the referee’s decision is final. (Well, the World Cup is still in progress !)
We hope to show you some photos later on in the week. Winners will be contacted directly about their prizes.
1st Prize goes to Linda Cannon, of Glasgow, Scotland, with her deconstructible Foot, Leg and Sock.
Runner-up is Inese Leonova of Shetland, with a pair of Wrist-warmers.
Commended is Joy Tait of Shetland, with a pair of Child’s Fair Isle Leggings.
The other categories didn’t have enough entries in each to justify individual winners, so we have put them all together, and awarded three prizes.
Tove Hendriksen of Kalundborg, Denmark, who crocheted a pair of Child’s bootees
Debra Hinton of New South Wales, Australia, who wove a pair of Arm-warmers
Sarah Carr of N Yorkshire, England, who cross-stitched a Wrist Cuff
Finally, due to an unfortunate glitch on our website, not all entry forms had the instruction that the arms and legs had to be of the human variety, so we have added an extra category.
1st prize is awarded to Sharon Hirsch of Connecticut, USA, who made a Shetland Pony
Commended is Cor Rovers-Duindam of the Netherlands, who created a Gannet “Sweacho”
Congratulations to all our winners. As is always the case, there were so many wonderfully imaginative, beautiful and elegant entries, but unfortunately we couldn’t afford to give everyone a prize ! However, each entrant will be given a free pass to the museum, valid until the end of Wool Week 2019.
As a PS, we will be running a “People’s Choice” winner for the rest of the season, where visitors to the museum will be able to vote for the item on display which they think should be awarded a prize. The winner will be announced at the end of Wool Week.