While at Sew It Together a few weeks ago I had the lovely experience of meeting delightful Wendy. She is the co-ordinator of a fantastic community project called Full Circle. Her Church, Ashburton Baptist Church in Melbourne runs a market twice a year called The Playful Market to raise funds for important charities. The next market is on July 28th and 29th and this time there is also going to be an accompanying exhibition. Everyone can participate! Wendy is hoping to get entries from all over Australia and all of the world.
The brief is a simple one: take an embroidery hoop and using any medium you like create something wonderful interpreting the theme Full Circle. The entry fee is a tiny $5 and will be used to support Lawamena Inc - an Indonesian Schools project supporting individual students and supporting education.
As it is school holidays, Pippa, Madeleine and I have all decided to submit a piece. And quite by coincidence, we will be in Melbourne for the weekend of the Exhibition!! The girls are highly inspired (and motivated) by the thought of their work being in a "real, proper" exhibition!!
So holidays are looking like this:
I am a literal sort of person, so when I heard "Full" Circle I decided I must stitch all the space in my hoop. I may live to regret this interpretation! The design is inspired by my mother's collection of beautiful glass paperweights.