So, last night I was invited to attend an evening to view all the entries to the Bedfordshire Federation's Eves Trophy. The competition consisted of 6 classes - jar of jam, boiled fruit cake, sampler, card and patchwork cushion and a crocheted table centre piece. Unfortunately I forgot my camera,which was a real shame as all the work entered was a really high standard.
I took my time to look at all the other entries and judges comments to try and glean as much information about what they might be looking for. (...I can feel myself already taking this to seriously !!)...jars of jam correctly filled,with plain labelling and tops were among the winners, good neat corners and piping looked like they scored well in the patchwork...hard to say for the cards - they were all excellent and from the judges comments I think they must have found it difficult to choose. As for the cakes...no liners, smooth edges and well mixed for equal distribution of ingredients looked like good tips to take away.
Moving onto the crochet....
There are some very skilled crocheters in Bedfordshire. Delicate intricate fine white cotton crocheted lace table centre pieces were on display,reminiscent of the highly sought vintage pieces that are popular today. ...my contemporary version looked very out of place ! The winning piece was a beautifully intricate piece of crocheted lace with framed with 3-dimensional Irish Roses.
So how did I get on with my contemporary freeform crocheted centre piece ?
Off to ring my Nana ....she will be proud !!!