Aurora Messina, Eltham North, Vic, Australia
Renate Kirkpatrick, Landsborough, Qld, Australia
Karen Lynch, Nambour, Qld, Australia
Carol Blades, Alexandra Headland, Qld, Australia
Robyn Bailey, Buderim, Qld, Australia
Cathy Broder, Freehold, NY, USA
Miglena Tsvetanova, Prague, Czech Republic
Pirkko Vega, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cheryl Mansfield, Tampa, FL, USA
Nina Kitova, Temryuk, Russia
Up first we have Aurora, who has sent 2 pieces - a textural wing-like motif and a very interesting and unique abstract scrumble. Aurora's work is extremely tactile, and I really love the 'flow' in the larger piece, which measures in at 32cm (12½") at its widest point.
Renate has created 9 large motifs in fabulous neon colours. My photo taken with them all together in the one shot isn't great, so here are hers split up in the 4 separate photographs following. To give you an idea of size, her big spiral and the largest of the mandalas are both about 22cm (8½"), and the long piece in the last shot is 32cm (12½") wide.
Karen's piece is next. She has crocheted a very nice 3D flower with a tufted centre. She and the next 2 contributors all do workshops with Renata, and I think it is great that they all decided to get involved with the project too. Karen's flower is 12.5cm (5").
Carol has made a lovely array of individual flower motifs...16 in all. Little pieces like these will fill the gaps really well, so I know I am going to appreciate having them when the time comes for the joining up. To give you an idea of scale, the pansy is about 10cm (4") tall.
Robyn's work is next. She has also made a collection of filler-flowers, but Wow! she has certainly been busy - there were more than 50 individual motifs in her package. Once again, they will be much appreciated at joining up time. The largest flowers are about 10cm (4"), the smallest are barely 4cm (1½").
Cathy's work is next, and she has created a lovely scrumble with lots of different shaped floral motifs plus a central spiral shape. The colours she has chosen look good together, and the piece is nice and textural and very well balanced. This one is around 36cm (or 14") tall.
Miglena has created this next one, a very striking pink and black scrumble. She has used a good variety of interesting stitches, and has finished the piece off with an assortment of matching beads and buttons. Miglena's unusual scrumble measures 23cm (around 9") from top to bottom, the way this photo is facing.
Pirkko's piece is next. When I opened the package, this one struck me as being both delicate and robust, all at the same time...quite an contradiction in terms - but interesting combination that made for an unusual and very gorgeous piece. Pirk's scrumble measures 15cm (6") across.
Cheryl has sent a famtastic freeform flower, which she has crocheted in a combination of lovely bright colours. The petals around the outside of this one ruffle ever so slightly, creating an interesting edge. Cheryl's flower is 21cm (about 8½") across.
And to finish off for today we have 3 very gorgeous pieces, all created by Nina. Each piece is beautiful, and they are all totally different in style...the mark of a very creative freeformer. Nina's butterfly is 27cm (10½") tall, and both the yellow flower and the scrumbled piece measure 21.5cm (8") at their widest points.
We certainly have a good an international mix of contributors getting involved in this project.
I wonder where the next batch of packages will come from.