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Beanie competition to warm Motueka heads

May 15th, 2013
[by David Armstrong]

Crafty, fun and appropriate for the season. Motueka Arts Council's latest project - a 'Make a Beanie' competition - will see Motueka's winter headwear a class above the rest.

Knitters, sewers and needle workers can use any materials they like to construct a beanie during the next couple of months, and enter them into the competition, which will be part of this year's winter Festival of Lights event.

The competition is open to any people of all ages, and entries close on July 25th.

The definition of a beanie is a head hugging cap with or without a visor. It may have a folded back brim. The beanies may be knitted, chrocheted and/or sewn and may be embellished. The embellishment can be fancy threads, wools, beads, tassels etc. "Creative is the way," says Arts Council chairwoman Shirley Frater.

There are seven categories, and prizes from the Arts Council will be awarded to the best in each category:

  • child's beanie
  • most colourfull
  • storybook character
  • street smart
  • rustic/outdoors
  • recycled materials
  • traditional - using only wool.

It is hoped to display the beanies during the Motueka Festival of Lights to be held over the period of mid-July to mid-August. Entry forms can be obtained at Potters Patch and Needleworx in High St. Or you can download and print one here.


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