As I mentioned in a previous post, I entered a handwoven garment in the July 2017 New England Weavers Seminar fashion show. The dress was a collaboration with my friend and fellow weaver, Manon Pelletier. What I didn’t mention was I also entered a vest of my own design.
Then this happened: I was awarded Second Place in the “vests” category!
While I’m very pleased with this award (my first effort in entering a weaving contest), I am most appreciative of the judges’ evaluation of the piece. There was a lot of constructive criticism and I mean that in the best possible way. Three judges graded the piece on workmanship, finishing and presentation, texture and pattern, color appropriate for the piece, and overall design. A ‘comments’ section completed the evolution chart. This gives me a good sense of what is expected, and what a judge of garment construction and design might be looking for.
I am grateful.
Sadly, the dress did not win an award. And, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the best news; Manon not only won 1st place for her shirt entry, but also took home the “Best in Show” Award.
You go girl!