Yesterday I was invited to the prize giving for the 2012 National Crafts Competition in the RDS in Dublin.
All four of us piled into the car and set off early (well, not as early as we had wanted, but my eyes were glued shut & wouldn't open come sunrise :)
We arrived just on time for the speeches and prizes, but then had to wait for the happy winners to disperse before I could take photo's of my beloved shawl that had made it into the exhibition.
My camera does not do it any justice, but my hubby never thought to bring his proper camera, so my point and shoot had to do it's best!
The exhibition is open to the public (for a fee) next week, through the Horse Show, August 15th to 19th, 10am to 5pm in the RDS Concert Hall, Merrion Road, Dublin. My shawl will be for sale there.
There were many stunning works on display, the basketry and felting this year being my particular favourites, but I was disappointed to find that no knitted item won in the Knitting & Crochet category, but Macrame & Crochet.
So I'm busily planning for next years entry...