Grand Prize Winners
Crochet Crowders from around the globe competed for Tangled & Stranded in Madagascar. It was a tribute for the Humane Society of Canada. All of the entries very much appreciated as we raised $2,000 for the Humane Society.
We allowed all guests of Creativ Festival to offer a bid with their hearts instead of insisting on a set rate for each item. Though it will be requested of us, we didn’t record what each item’s donation was as the show is exceptionally busy.
We had a Creativ Festival Panel of Judges to make the decisions. There were more than 5 deserving of the Top 5 Places. There were nearly 200 entries. The judges then did a random choice for 10 additional winners.
Each Winner will be Receiving $500 in Prizes
1st Place – Kevin & Karen Price, Ontario Canada
This peacock wow’d guests as well as the judges. The attention to the eyes of the yarn feathers, sizing and artistic nature of this concept. The feathers are mounted on dowels sticking straight out. A mesh of eye lash yarn was created to fill in the gaps. The attention to the head being turned to have personality as well as feathers on the top of the head. The idea of using Caron Party yarn to give the body of the peacock some glimmer with the crocodile stitching was a perfect finish.
2nd Place – Patti Reitz, Pennsylvania USA
Nana kicking Alex’s butt was such a triumph for Patti. The attention to positioning of Nana highlighted the moment in the movie perfectly. Guests and judges were wow’d by the attention to her hair, cardboard layered glasses, Girls Scouts leader outfit with a pin. Inside her bag she had miniatures of Mikey’s ebooks with her knitting. Alex looking defeated. No matter how you turned this around, it was complete in every sense.
3rd Place – Deanna Piney, Ontario Canada
This incredible lemur in a tree captivated the heart of guests and judges. The attention to the body structure of the fine fuzz of the lemur sitting effortlessly in the tree was exquisite. Giving the lemur the added wow factor was the grass and splashes of leaves. People were in disbelief that the lemur was actually crocheted. Deanna gave the lemur a little touch of personality with a flower in one ear. Very well done.
4th Place – Stacy Hinds, Nebraska USA
This little lemur in a tree really captivated the island of Madagascar. Stacy gave this creature the illusion of trying to stay hidden under a canopy of leaves. This well constructed example really had great construction of limbs, facial expression and solid leaves. Attention to the detail of grass through the crocodile stitch with a touch of flowers and a butterfly really polished this fine example well. No matter which angle you look at this artistic expression, it is complete and captures your attention.
5th Place – Elizabeth Williams, Texas USA
This picture does not do Elizabeth’s entry any justic. This 2.5 feet Gloria is absolutely over the top adorable. Elizabeth thought about how Gloria arrived on the beach but then added a few extra details such as a cherry top float with Gloria sucking on the straw. The doll is exceptionally firm and sits up on her own. The eye lashes are are done with glitter yarn with sewn on beads with the illusion of eye shadow. The attention to the hair with sea creatures latching on. This doll made everyone lash with such creative delight as we joked she had crabs but it wasn’t contagious. The crab is holding an exquisite little fish that is really well done. The attention to the palms of the hands, arms with the folding of the yarn to create shape, posing arms, yarn polished nails with belly button ring really made her a star on her own. You could turn her in any direction and she was complete from a star finishes on her inflated booty.