The 2012 Australian Lace Guild Triennial Awards carried the theme from Dorothea McKellar's poem
Here is the beginning of my entry as worked at the beginning of August...
It is due to the persistence of my students more than my own conviction that the collar was finished.
It even made the trip to Sydney, despite my better judgement.
I took my inspiration from the second stanza of the poem:
I love a sunburned country
A land of sweeping plains, (orange roseground, torchon ground)
Of rugged mountain ranges (purple fans)
Of droughts and flooding rains. (wide red trail, narrow blue trails)
I love her wide horizons, (depth of the back of the collar)
I love her jeweled sea. (blue fans)
Her beauty and her terror (gum leaves and lizards)
A wide brown land for me.
Here is the front up close
I am still coming to terms with the fact that this piece of lace won the bobbin lace section of the Triennials!!
For the quilter's, I will have another post by the end of the week, just for you.
Hugs to all...keep lacemaking alive my friends :)