Last week I won 2nd place at the Auckland quilting guilds annual competition.
It was for the mixed media section of the competition. It is the first time I have won any thing in New Zealand and I am thrilled.
I entered my entry into the Cloth paper scissors artisan challenge remade into a prism box.
This piece of work is made from paper cloth. A wonderful technique to use. It is lots of fun and very open to embellishments and stitching. I learned how to do this techniques form Kelly Nina Perkins bookStitch Alchemy. You can find out more about this amazing artist by clicking on this link http://ephemeralalchemy.blogspot.com/
After the cloth was made I added Angelina fibres, applique, stitching, paint, stamping and a fibre I make from tinsel.
I stiffened the fabric with a heavy pellon. and edged the box with braiding. I ended up with very sore fingers after making this piece of work as I lost my thimble!!!1
I know that winning at competitions is only the icing on the cake but it still very sweet just the same.
I now just have to work out what to spend my prize on :)