Monday, October 16, 2017

A clean sweep

I didn't get to see the finished Catwalk Art entry as it appeared on the stage.  I know the results, though.  My daughter-in-law, Heather and her friend Pam made a clean sweep of the prizes.  They won the Open Section, the Supreme Award and Peoples' Choice.  I'm not at all surprised.  This is the top and skirt put together but the skirt, made from dried and dyed New Zealand Flax (phormium tenax) is still rolled up.  When the pegs are removed the flax curls bounce and dance to resemble ocean waves. 

On her arms Heather has a nearly completed boat.

 and Pam works on a way to secure the sides at the back.

When she opens her arms she is transformed into a glorious bird.  I can't imagine how her arms and shoulders must have ached after holding her arms out like that for hours.  Once those arms were in place she was inside the wings/boat until the end of the show.  For three shows. 

And, of course, to crown it off, there is a crown.  It's nearly finished in the photo below.

I hope to see some catwalk photos soon.


  1. Oh, my, but that is beautiful! Yes, they deserved the awards.

  2. How imaginative. I love the colours.

  3. Great to see her giving it a twirl.


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