Two years after its highly successful inaugural tea cosy competition, the Craft Corner in Parkes has again brought this celebrated relic back to life!
“The quality is just amazing and the talent the entrants displayed with their skills to crochet, knit and sew is just fantastic,” said Alison Evans of the organising committee.
Last Friday, the 43 entries from all over the state were put on display for the announcement of the winners. Judges Kelly McGirr and Elsie Mahon carefully considered all the entries and picked the winners.
Maralyn Wise from Forbes won the Judges Choice award. She also received a highly commended for her entry in the Weird and Wacky category.
Maralyn was overjoyed with her prize say- ing it was the first time she had ever won something for her knitting as quilting and patchwork were actually her forte. She had so much fun making the cosies, she ended up entering about eight for the competition.
Frances Charlton’s traditional doll cosy won the Treasured Memories category. Sharon Preisig (who won two prizes two years ago) took out the Weird and Wacky category and received highly commended in the Floral Splendour category.
Joanne Veronese was first in the Floral Splendour category and achieved highly commended in the Treasured Memories category.
Voting for the People’s Choice winner will take place until 21st October at the Craft Corner when the winner will be announced.
If you have not seen this impressive and very creative exhibition, it will still be on un- til the end of the month. If your eye catches one, most of the cosies are for sale too!
By Maggi Barnard