The first piece was the winner of the Viewers' Choice prize. It's by Dawn Galliott and was inspired by a visit to a lacquer umbrella shop in Kanasawa.
There were two equal runners-up. The first one is 'Sunset over Huon Island' by Merran Franken:
The second one is 'East MeetsWest I' by Erika Schacht. Erika designs wearable art and contributed two cloths:
East Meets West II:
The rest of the entries are in no particular order. The first one is はぎれ 'Hagire' (remnants) by Connie Naotsuka sent to us all the way from the US.
'Nageire' by Mel Spencer. Nagire (lit. 'thrown in' is a relaxed style of ikebana:
Kathryn Grey ' What was old is new again' , inspired by the precision and simple designs she saw on a recent trip to Japan:
'Colourful Cleaning' by Aukje Boonstra, 'This is how I think a cleaning cloth would be made. Stitched together crudely and qickly using old worn materials:
Two pieces by Nicole Parums, 'Little Window' and 'Autumn Wind'. The pinwheels represent autumn leaves being blown by the wind:
Two untitled pieces by Mahdi Chandler on plain hemp:
Judith Spencer, 'Time to Smell the Flowers' :
Ann Alderslade, 'Ginko Leaves':
'Reflected Moon', by Wendy Davey, (both sides) 'Imagine the moon reflected in a rippling, shimmering pool making the shape of a flower during a bushfire' :
Valerie Maddiford, untitled:
I'll post the rest tomorrow....