Congratulations to Diversitat Aged Support worker and Wathaurong Community member, Jasmine-Skye Marinos, on winning ‘The 2018 Scarf of the Year’ prize at this year’s Scarf Festival, which is currently being showcased at the National Wool Museum in Geelong until August 26th.
The theme for this year’s Scarf Festival was Living On The Land. Jasmine-Skye’s winning entry, titled ‘Dreamtime Feathers’, pays tribute to her Elders past and present. Jasmine used traditional techniques to create her scarf, including gathering materials from the land. The collar is made with twine and emu feathers. The front is made from handmade native grass twine and feathers gathered from native birds. ‘Dreamtime Feathers’ truly is a divine piece.
However, the creative talent doesn’t stop there, at the Healthy Living Centre! Three members of our Kuloo Arts group (Karen and Karenni weavers) also entered hand-made pieces into the Weaving category of the festival. Blut Kaw, Mu Si Si and Shall Dah all entered beautiful traditional Karen weaved scarfs, each full of colour and intricate detail. We are so proud of you all.
If you haven’t been already, be sure to head along to the National Wool Museum to check out these wonderful scarfs, along with all of the fabulous entries for the unique Geelong Scarf Festival. Visitors of the exhibition are able to vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of August. So pop along and cast your vote! The exhibit runs until August 26th.