A Tribute to my Sister…

I’ve dedicated this piece to my sister & to all who are travelling the arduous cancer road…

My sister’s courage, strength & inner grace… the inspiration;

Her unwavering faith in her God… my admiration;

Her ongoing positive, down-to-earth approach to life… my deepest love & respect.

Creating this piece has been bitter sweet but nonetheless, an absolute joy, not only because of my own personal involvement & the opportunity to express my love for my beautiful, courageous sister, but also because I had to work outside my comfort zone; as a fibre artist my preference is for bold, strong, gaudy, in-your-face colours & textures & working with these gentle pinks was a delightful surprise…

  • Technique used: Freeform crochet, Glass bead embellishments, Wet hand felting
  • Materials used: over 25 different yarns: pure wool, acrylic, cotton, metallic thread. Glass beads. Hand-carded fleece.

2012 World’s Best Tea Cosy Competition is an initiative of M.A.I.D., (Moving Arts Into Dogwood), with a partnership between the Miles Regional Arts Council Inc and the Western Downs Regional Council.

You can read more about the competition here

The Breast and Prostate Cancer Association of Qld Inc is holding a health information day for breast & prostate caner Saturday 28th July 2012, at the Leichhardt Hall, Dawson Street, Miles.

You can find more information here


About rensfibreart

Australian Freeform Fibre Artist, Craft teacher & Author
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20 Responses to A Tribute to my Sister…

  1. rensfibreart says:

    Thanks Shelley…:)

  2. spincushions says:

    Coongrats on your well deserved win Ren! A awesome piece with a lot of heartfelt emotion 🙂

  3. rensfibreart says:

    Absolutely.. as I always say to others, ‘you never know unless you have a go’

  4. Even though this is outside of your color comfort zone, it is really amazing and beautiful. I’ve been recently surprised about the beautiful things that can be created when we stretch our personal color boundaries.

  5. rensfibreart says:

    Thank you Cathy..

  6. rensfibreart says:

    Thank you for your kind words Shoshi… very much appreciated

  7. rensfibreart says:

    Freeform is a wonderful way to let yourself go & express yourself – sending my best wishes to you

  8. Cathy G says:

    This is a beautiful tribute! Thank-you for sharing this.

  9. Shoshi says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Renate! I love the colours, and the subtle embellishments. A real competition winner!

    Very sorry indeed to hear about your sister, and my love and prayers for her, and for all her family, as she goes through this very rough patch, and hopes of a full recovery for her.


  10. Patch says:

    Freeform crochet is new to me but I am eager to have a go. This is a beautiful, inspirational and touching tribute, I’m sure your sister will love it. I may be about to step on to that very same road… Hope I can be as positive as your sister.

  11. This is lovely! I adore pink and the design is fantastic!

  12. rensfibreart says:

    Thank you Susan, & yes, it’s a Worldwide event – I’m so pleased to be able to participate & express my love in this way. All proceeds from the sale of Tcosies will go to the selected charities

  13. rensfibreart says:

    Oh my, thank you, I’ll certainly think about it but to be honest I wouldn’t know where to start

  14. Lois says:

    A truly beautiful tribute to your sister.

    PLEASE run an ON_LINE course on freeform crochet. I live in South Africa but need your help.
    Have bought your book.

  15. domie63 says:

    J’adore TOUT !!les formes ,la couleur d’ensemble ………
    FELICITATIONS et gros bisous de la France !!

  16. It’s beautiful Renate! Some of my close friends live out Miles way on properties and this competition is a huge event. I believe that they receive entries from all over the world!

  17. Nora says:

    bello y conmovedor!!, cariños y fuerza desde Buenos Aires, Argentina

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