I breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as I finally sent off my hottie for the Hottie Challenge group entry organised by Cam at CurlyPops. The aim of the challenge is to make a hottie cover, which will be exhibited in the gallery space at Open Drawer Art Textiles and Learning Centre from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 24, 2011.
My contribution features Australian native flowers. I embroidered them with wool thread on wool felt. As I said in an earlier post this was a project that I had a vision for right from the start, and I love how it turned out!
Our finished hotties are being donated to the Margaret Pratt Foundation, so that they may be sold to raise funds for the The Margaret Pratt Foundation Heart Lung Transplant Trust. The Foundaion is a registered charity whose aim is to encourage, develop and maintain Australia’s world class expertise in the field of organ transplantation by supporting research that addresses the problems faced by children and adults after heart and lung transplant. The aim of the research must be to improve the outcomes for heart and lung transplant recipients.
It's been fun to see the different approaches people have taken in creating their hotties. You can see other finished hotties in the Flickr Group. Enjoy! Cyndy