The spinning, weaving and felting sections at the Kiama Show held in late January attracted a record 135 entries!
It was a difficult job for our judge Denise Stevens, as several sections had over 20 entries and all the work exhibited was of a very high standard.
Our lovely display attracted many favourable comments and the area was abuzz with visitors enjoying the spinning, weaving, bobbin lace and felting demonstrations.
Many thanks to the members of the Wollongong Hand Weavers and Spinners who demonstrated during both days, to Kris Supierz for teaching hundreds of children braiding, to members of the Lacemakers Guild for their participation and to the Illawarra Feltmakers who demonstrated and ran felt ball making workshops.
Prizes were awarded to the following exhibitors:
Beverley Thompson, Susan Rodgers, Maureen McCutcheon, Ingrid Wass, Barbara Wyles, Brian McCarthy, Evie Zwart, Luidmila Abramova, Agnus Tukk, Shirley Connor, Eleanor Brash, Melinda Binkins, Diane Henderson, Christine Talbot and Julie Vine.
The major prize winners were:
- Most Successful Spinning Exhibitor – Barbara Wyles
- Most Successful Weaving Exhibitor – Susan Rodgers
- Most Outstanding Exhibit – all sections – Evie Zwart
Congratulations to all the winners and entrants for their support in making the Kiama Show Spinning and Weaving Section so successful.