Saturday, 19 June 2010

2010 Scarf Festival






Well the secret is out…..last night I went to the National Wool Museum in Geelong to the launch of the 2010 Scarf Festival. Now in its 4th year this year's theme is 'transformations', which embodies the notion that all materials (plant, animal or synthetic), raw and/or existing, can be changed in form, appearance, nature or character to produce a new object - in this instance, a scarf.

I have been involved from the beginning in that each year I always make a ‘special’ scarf (or 2 or 3) that I enter just to keep my creative juices flowing – for of course when I make these special one off scarves they invariably take quite a long time to design and piece together and are not something I could viably make on a repetitive basis.

This year for the first time – I won a prize. Best 100% wool scarf. Entitled ‘Circles’ my work is inspired by the colours of the reclaimed materials found in my travels. Circles is about the journey that these materials take before they are upcycled into a new garment. Red represents my creative life; the tonal shades of red from the different jumpers used, remind me how day by day my desires to create are supported by the circle of my craft community....my circle of life.

14 comments:

Beck said...

Congrats Morgan....it is beautiful piece of art. Bx

Milkwood Design said...

Love it - a well deserved win : ) Congratulations!

Lenore Kingdon said...

Oh Morgan that is just fantastic! Congratulations!!! on a fine achievement and a beautiful scarf. I wannit!! I haven't read the whole article yet but wanted to get on and say something before I'm whisked away. Love, Lenore xx

Caroline Abbott said...

Congrats Morgs! A very well deserved win. I hope you are celebrating in style tonight. Cxx

Belinda Stabb said...

congratulations morgan! x

frankie and ray said...

Congratulations Morgan! It's beautiful and the sentiment behind your work makes it very, very special. Hope you are basking in a happy feeling!

nannaralph2004@yahoo.com.au said...

your hats look amazing but i am to old to wear one but, when I was a child in the UK we wore a beenie type hat that had a whole in the top to pull the ponytail through it had either elastic or a some wool made into a braid so you could pull it closed around the pony tail as my hair is very long I find it hard to fit in an average beenie but would buy one if you came up with one the was made for people with long hair, your scarf looks fantastic also, congratulations. Lynn

A Piece Of Cloth said...

woo hoo! Congrats on that!

zofia said...

Congratulations!
It certainly is a stunning scarf, I love it.

Trish Gavegan said...

Wow! I can see why you won, darling - your scarf design is stunning – what a shame it’s not commercially viable……

xoxomum

Morgan Wills said...

thanks everyone for your lovely comments Mxo

Lark said...

Wow, well done Morgan! Your scarf is stunning, and it's great to have your talent recognised. x

江婷 said...

may the blessing be always with you!!.................................................................                           

emma said...

Incredible scarf Morgan. I am very excited that you won a prize for it.Love the colours, but the design is absolutely beautiful!