Section One: Spinning, Weaving, Creative Knitting, Knotting and Crochet
Using Cotton yarn as the primary fibre, this section is for all thread experts who love loom weaving, cotton spinning, knitting, lace work, french knitting or crocheting. Bracelets to doilies and anything in-between!
Section Two: Mixed Media Design
Mixed Media encompasses the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fibre and fabric; and is a creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, stitching, embellishing, quilting, weaving, knitting, stenciling and paper-making. We are looking for contemporary and innovative works created with cotton fibre.
Section Three: Contemporary Art Quilt
This section is for artists using modern and traditional quilting techniques to create art objects such as a wall hanging or mounted sculpture. Inspire others through your ideas, imagery and experiences. Your entry must state if it has been commercially machine quilted or quilted by someone other than yourself.
Section Four: Wearable Art
This section is for individually crafted pieces of handmade clothing, bags, hats and jewellery that are created as pieces of art that express your values, design style and sense of joy. If you love making clothing of a consciously artistic, unconventional and entertaining design, this is your time to shine! While aesthetic considerations are important, we are looking for work that would be accepted as a professional and unique artistic creation or wearable fashion statement.
Section Five: Upstyled cotton
Whether its a new way to wear a t-shirt, use a carry bag, recreate a cushion cover, design a mat, or make clothes for your children, there’s so much you can do to keep your cotton fabric in use long after its original purpose expires. Recycled, re-purposed, enviro friendly, simply use your imagination to design a new creation.
Section Six: Modern Child
Childhood is a time for fun adventures, experimentation and colours. We are looking for clothing that is memorable, stands out from the crowd and yet displays practicality for the modern child.
Section limitation: Ages 2 to 8.
Section Seven: Race-wear award
This section aims to show off your designer’s pedigree. The theme is Fashions on the Field and we are looking for an outfit suitable to wear to the Melbourne Cup! Please accompany your entry with a hat or fascinator and shoes so we can experience the whole look!
Section Eight: Student Award
This section is exclusively for students in Year 10, 11 or 12 between 2013 and 2015 or a TAFE/currently enrolled Design School student.