Thursday, February 28, 2013


The results are in for the People's Choice Awards from the Designer Style Challenge at the Creativ Festival.  The winner in the Knitting & Crochet category is....

The Challenge
Create an original mixed media work of art -- we're searching for the best in Canada! There's an incredible array of talent out there, some known and some yet undiscovered. We're excited to invite you to showcase your expression of creativity.

The Theme is "Celebration" with a touch of silver
The theme is celebration and because it's Creativ Festival's 25th SILVER anniversary a touch of silver (from minimal to maximum) is required as the continuous thread throughout all entries. Otherwise open ended to encourage creativity.

The Awards & 8 Categories
As part of Creativ Festival's on-going evolution and one of its many new 25th SILVER anniversary initiatives, Designer Style Awards will give recognition to those who excel in the arts of quilting, beadwork & jewellery design, needle art, knitting/crochet, fashion sewing & design, fibre art/surface design, paper art and the hot trend of upcycling.

The Judging Criteria
- inspiration and creativity
- craftsmanship and quality
- intricacy and complexity of the design
- innovative use and diversity of materials
- finishing

The Submission
A double-pendant lamp shade accented with silver seed beads throughout the fabric and hanging Swarovski crystal beads set against a knit lace stitch pattern. The mixed media included lace knitting with seed beads, plain stocking stitch knitting, Swarovski crystals to add 'jewelry' to the lamp shade and a hanging double-pendant lamp-shade. The touch of silver was the use of 525 silver seed beads knit into lace stitch pattern throughout the fabric.

Thank you to everyone who voted for 'Starry Nights' as their favorite design!

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