Talent revealed at craft show
There might not have been quite as many entriesas there was last year but the SHB Federation of Women’s Institutes still had a full craft show in Dannevirke on November 2-3.
With high quality work the judges once again struggled to find winners for the many categories, then to select the Most Outstanding Section winners before awarding the Champion of All Sections.
Karoline Francis was the supreme winner with her spun and woven fine wool shawl which she estimated took six months to make.
There was evidence everywhere in the Dannevirke Sports Club hall of high skills, patience and determination, creativity and thousands of hours of concentration.
There was a steady flow of visitors on the Saturday as people viewed both the hand crafts and the art next door.
The Dannevirke Red Cross also had a stall selling donations of pre-loved soft toys and clothes.
The battle of the card tables was won by Horoeka-Ti Tree Point with Rua Roa and Papatawa second equal and newcomer Hukanui also creating a lovely effort to reflect the theme Pretty as a Picture.
Four other section winners from Left: Pam Henricksen (Crochet), Helen Monteith (Cooking), Jocelyn McKay (Handcraft), Elaine Dougherty (Machine Made). AbsentJennifer Gibbs (Knitting).
Two knitted adult jerseys by Frances Burton.
This elephant door stop won a first in the show and the Supreme Award at the National Women’s Institute AGM Show in April.
Champion of All Sections Karoline Francis with her Heather Campbell Tray and the champion handspun-woven shawl she made.