CO de­sign­ers dom­i­nate

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Cen­tral Otago de­sign­ers may not have taken the top spot, but they dom­i­nated cat­e­gory wins at the Ru­ral Women New Zealand WoolOn Cre­ative Fash­ion Event held in Alexan­dra.

Alexan­dra’s Daphne Ran­dle won the Judge Rock Hand­crafted Award with Tyla Pearl and the Breen Con­struc­tion Col­lec­tions Award with Pat­terns in Paua.

Ran­dle en­joyed ex­per­i­ment­ing with colour and tex­ture ef­fects to cre­ate a one-off orig­i­nal.

Her Pat­terns in Paua en­try in­cluded three gar­ments: a hand­knit­ted seam­less cape but­ton­ing at the neck over hot pants with a mock pocket ef­fect and clasp fas­ten­ing, as well as fin­ger­less mit­tens; a hand­knit­ted check ef­fect jacket that used pure merino wool in paua shades.

It in­cluded fin­ger­less mit­tens and a fit­ted navy mini-skirt with pock­ets in­cor­po­rated in the front clasp fas­ten­ings; a hand­knit­ted seam­less mod­u­lar style, us­ing paua shades to cre­ate a pon­cho over hot pants, and fin­ger­less mit­tens.

Wanaka based Heather Kerr won the Orora Kiwi Pack­ag­ing Felted Award with her piece – Just Al­ice. Alexan­dra’s Mau­reen McKen­zie won The Court­house Spe­cial Oc­ca­sion Award with her gar­ment, Nat­u­ral Beauty.

Her gar­ment was a lay­ered nat­u­ral fine merino on silk tis­sue dress, cut to pat­tern.

Silk flow­ers had been added with a free-hand hemming stitch for dec­o­ra­tion.

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