|Did you guess the number of poppies |
in this pile?
The answer is in June's blog entry
"Poppies Shaping Up"
Today, Remembrance Day, poppies come into prominence again. These poppies were used in a commemorative project so today is an appropriate day to show you the results.
The fate of these poppies could not be revealed earlier in the year because of confidentiality around a competition entry at the annual Sheepvention in Hamilton, Victoria (Australia).
Every August, this event celebrates everything about sheep! There is a Sheep Show (exhibiting up to 1000 sheep including Heritage and Merino breeds and featuring Corriedales in 2016), ram sales, farm dog competitions and wool fashion parades including the Australasian Young Designer Wool Awards and that is where my poppies come in!
They were made for young emerging fashion designer Madison Prime whose entry in the Young Designer Wool Awards commemorated the Centenary of the First World War.
|One of Madison's design sketches.|
A coloured version is on Instagram.
Last year was Madison's first year at Sheepvention where she was awarded an honourable mention for that year's design entry which was featured in the 2015 Young Designers Booklet (page 9).
This year, she was hoping to improve on that result. Competition is fierce in 5 categories:
- Corporate Wear
- Race Wear
- Evening Wear / Formal
- Fantasty / Theatrical
- Streetwear / Sportswear
Sheepvention gives young designers the opportunity to showcase their designs and receive critiques from industry judges.
Madison did not win the competition this year but her finished design is stunning!
She is a very creative and talented artist and designer.
|"Remembrance Dress" |
designed and made by Madison Prime.
I love the finishing touch of a poppy in the hair.
You must visit Madison Prime's truly.madleigh.deeply page on Instagram to see her style: https://instagram.com/truly.madleigh.deeply/
I am so proud of Madison and it has been a pleasure and a privilege to help her achieve her creative vision by crocheting lots of poppies!
Thank you, Madie!
Watch out world - here's comes Madison Prime
"Truly Madleigh Deeply"
Links & References
Australasian Young Designer Wool Awards, Sheepvention, Hamilton Pastoral & Agricultural Society Inc., Hamilton, Victoria: http://www.hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au/competition-single.asp?ID=14
- Young Designers Booklet 2015: http://www.hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au/documents/Young%20Disgners%20Booklet%202015.pdf
This booklet contains information and entry forms for 2015's entrants. Madison's 2014 entry, an Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired design using red and white roses, is featured on page 9.
Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: https://www.awm.gov.au/
Hamilton Pastoral & Agricultural Society Inc., Hamilton, Victoria, Australia: http://www.hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au/index.asp
- "Poppies Shaping Up", 4 June 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/poppies-shaping-up.html
- "Poppy Patterns', 20 April 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/poppy-patterns.html
Prime, Madison, Fashion Design Graduate, Emerging Australian Designer:
- Instagram account, truly.madleigh,deeply: https://instagram.com/truly.madleigh.deeply/
- Instagram coloured design sketch, truly.madleigh.deeply: https://instagram.com/p/7XxcAbEU0V/?taken-by=truly.madleigh.deeply
Sheepvention, Hamilton Pastoral & Agricultural Society Inc., Hamilton, Victoria: http://www.hamiltonshowgrounds.com.au/sheepvention-single.asp?ID=1