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.

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