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Scarf festival winners over the moon

This year’s winner of the National Wool Museum’s Scarf Festival is Karina Irvine from Christie’s Beach, South Australia with a creation titled Trappist 1 made from felt.National Wool Museum Director Padraic Fisher said the number of entries were increasing each year, with the overall winner this year chosen from a field of 298 entries. “The number and quality of entries for the Scarf Festival just gets bigger and better each year, such is the strength of craft in Australia,” he said.The overall winner was selected from the winner of 10 individual categories, including colour, knitted, felt and menswear, with categories for entries from primary and secondary school students.This year’s theme Galaxies: a textile journey to infinity and beyond asked scarf makers to take inspiration from the galaxy and let the cosmos be the guide to finding inspiration amongst the stars.The winning design is made of merino wool, silk and tinsel and was inspired by Trappist-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star and its seven orbiting planets.Two entries from the Geelong region were awarded in their nominated categories. Pa Neh Htoo from Geelong won the Woven category with her Karen scarf. In the 100 Per cent Wool category, Jo Bagge from Portarlington was highly commended for her Moonwalk scarf. Other local region winners came from Torquay, Jan Juc, Bellbrae and Anglesea.Three judges picked the winners including TV personality Catriona Rowntree, along with Executive Director Craft Victoria Richard Ferguson and Scienceworks Melbourne Planetarium Manager and Senior Curator - Astronomy Dr Tanya Hill.The scarves including the winning entries are now on display at the National Wool Museum until 27 August 2017.A full list of the winning entries is available at http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/nwm.

For further details visit the National Wool Museum at www.nwm.vic.gov.au or phone 5272 4701.

The National Wool Museum is located at 

26 Moorabool Street & Brougham St, Geelong







National Wool Museum

Phone: 5272 4701
Address: 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Website: www.nwm.vic.gov.au

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