While I was in Japan, there was a craft exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo.
This is the competition I entered a few weeks ago and my work was short-listed. I didn’t win anything, but I was very pleased to have my work displayed with other talented artists. This is the first time I exhibit my actual knitting to the public.
I wish I was staying a little closer to Tokyo. From my parents’ home, Tokyo is an hour away by airplane. It would have been nice to see other creators work and visitors reactions in person.
Many of my friends visited the exhibition and took photos for me. My sister-in-law and even my brother went! My brother currently works in Tokyo. After spending time with us, he went back to Tokyo and saw the exhibition. I only mentioned briefly thinking it wasn’t really his kind of thing, so I was very touched when he texted me the photos.
For this event, I think the judges were looking for intricate designs with sophistication. Here are the photos I received.
This cat looks so real! I think it is needle-felted.
And the winner of the show was this one;
I heard that mine was displayed close to the winner. I am sure I got a fair amount of attention!
My friend kindly sent me the show program. Unfortunately, a wrong photo was printed. I made multiple entries and the organizer seems to be muddled up. They printed this one, the autumn wreath.
Never mind. This one is one of my favorites anyway. It has little mushrooms, acorns, and berries with owls sitting on top.
My little sleepy owls. I am quite fond of them. Here is the photo I took before they went on the wreath.
The wreath has an autumn fairy with a mushroom cap.
This was such a delightful project. I have the ambition to make a little bigger one with more woodland animals. I need a careful planning when the item becomes bigger, but I am looking forward to working on it.