30 May 2012

A few more photos from Festival

Have you ever had a chance to get a close-up look at the Festival Banner?  It is a work of art from its handwoven fabric to its exquisite embroidery.  Each Festival is recorded on it before it is passed on to the next location.


More photos from the Russell Terrace building show the many great raffles available on the day. They include a pile floor rug woven from pre-loved handspun, dyed and woven curtains from our "Bobbin Cottage" meeting place, a felted jacket, a handspun/dyed/woven/sewn backpack made by many different hands, a woven tapestry, an ikat wrap, knitted items and more. Here Pat Holland is ready to sell tickets.

In preparation for Festival many of the CF members around our large Area were busy making flowers - knitted, crocheted, felted - you name it, they made lots. Most were used to make garlands which decorated the pillars outside the Convention Centre and these have since been dispersed around the countryside where they will pop up to support various fibre events and be reminders of a happy festival in Blenheim. Some people made a special effort to make red flowers for a wreath in memory of the late Nola Yealands, a Life Member of the Marlborough Guild who had died during the year. Jan Hannay attended the local ANZAC service the day before Festival opened and presented the wreath on behalf of the Guild. Thank you Jan.

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