The entries were exhibited at the Guild’s Fleece Sales Day in June and members and visitors were asked to vote for their favourite pieces by putting coins in little boxes by each creation.
Wonderful, inspired and creative pieces were entered into the challenge.
They ranged from the whimsical to the practical, some spoke of the moods and colours of the sea, others captured the fun of a seaside holiday. We had hats with seagulls or that took you for a walk around the beach, sunglasses masquerading as a pair of fish, a hyperbolic reef created in crochet, an evocative jellyfish inspired creation, seascapes that invited you to dip you toe into the water, fascinators in the shape of crabs, shells, and stormy seas, warm woolly hats that captured the movement and the essence of the sea. It was lovely to see so many skills showcased, these included spinning, felting, knitting, weaving and dyeing. Sarah Mitchell’s mischievous little crab fascinator was the people’s favourite … well done Sarah.