Summer project: Make a Reggie!

reggie_4 How cool is this: Sue Halliday (a CWC member who is also behind the scenes at Melbourne's CAE) has instigated a new project called Reginald – The CAE Portrait Prize for Softies 2014.

It's like the Archibald portrait prize, but for soft-toy likenesses of famous folk. Brilliant!

So the challenge for you, creative ladies, is to make a Softie (soft toy) that resembles someone you admire/appreciate/quite like, and submit photographs of your creation along with a photo of the person that the portrait represents. Ten finalists will be selected and asked to send in their actual Softies. An exhibition of the finalists work will occur in the CAE Info Shop in the heart of Melbourne.

The judges are nationally and internationally revered Soft Sculpture / Textile Artist Cat Rabbit, and Pip Lincolne, crafter, and author of many books and the Meet me at Mikes blog (we interviewed her in Conversations Volume One, remember?).

There are a few prizes up for grabs, which you can find out more about here.

Reginald encourages professional makers and novice crafters to enter. Perhaps it is a good project for your local craft group or circle of friends? Kids could enter too! The deadline is 7 March 2014.

More information can be found on the Reginald website including full entry details. Also, be sure to pop over to Instagram and look up @reginald_cae, #Reginald and #makingareggie to see other people's entries.

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