Canowindra CWA ladies are celebrating after placing first in the Central West Handicraft exhibition in Orange last week.
Three of their items were chosen from ten to go to State on the Central Coast in May to be judged against other exhibitors across NSW.
Mary Newman was one of those successful exhibitors with her crocheted shawl. This item was judged on the finishing of the article, evenness of work and a suitable pattern for the yarn used.
“I’m very pleased I could contribute to Canowindra. It was made of sock wool 4ply. I was surprised it got chosen but I think it was due to the intricate pattern I chose,” Mary Newman said.
Two other CWA ladies were also successful with Tricia Pearce with her bobbin lace bookmark and Doreen Moore with a knitted infant cardigan.
Bobbin lace is exceptionally fine work with not a lot of people doing it anymore. It is very meticulous as it is lace made by hand with bobbins of thread being twisted around pins stuck into a pattern.
All three of the handicraft work demonstrates exceptional talent we have in Canowindra.
Bev Taylor handicraft organiser said, “I am very proud to be able to showcase the workmanship and skill that these ladies put into their handicraft.”
A special thanks to Bron Tremain who staged the handicraft display and accepted the trophy on behalf of the CWA branch.