As a result of an email sent to me by my sister I entered a 'patch' competition organised by the retail shop Whitestuff. To enter you had to get one of their small pieces of material and design and create a patch. For each patch entered Whitestuff pledged to donate £5.00 to a local chosen charity which was my motivation to enter, as things like this are not something I would normally do. The local winner would receive £50 of Whitestuff vouchers and be entered into the national competition where the lucky winner will go on a crafting holiday in Italy. and, no I didn't win, and wasn't under any illusions of doing so. But what fabulous prizes! and I know at least £200 was raised for 'Hope support services in Hereford', which supports young people when someone close to them is diagnosed with a life threatening illness - donations to a very worthy cause. Below are the majority of entries, and what a wonderful variety. Whitestuff laid on refreshments and cakes for the judging.
The winning entry was an exquisite March hare, very beautifully machine sewn, with its ear detached from the patch, and some clever beading in the background. Just lovely.
Below is my patch. Lots of imperfections I could point out, but on the whole I'm really pleased with the result.
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