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VER Spectacular >> 2016 Spectacular 21st Anniversary Awards Dinner and Fleece Competition


Another milestone for the Alpaca Industry and the V.E.R. was held on the 28th May. The V.E.R. 21st Fleece Competition, incorporating the Suri & Huacaya Alpaca of the Year, Best New Breeder & 10 year Service award.

A big thank you to Angela Betheras our MC, for once again, keeping us on track through a busy and eventful evening.

We were privileged once again to have Jillian Holmes as our fleece judge.   Jillian’s message this year was, that overall, she was extremely happy with the high quality of fleeces but we still need to be a bit more diligent when skirting. Those that received a ribbon were more than worthy recipients. Congratulations to all that entered and those that received a ribbon.   

V.E.R. Perpetual Trophy for best Suri fleece

    Chakana Blue Zenos Paradox

Bill Plunkett Memorial Trophy for the best Huacaya fleece

    Kurrawa Hot Gossip R & A Clark

Di Condon Award for Best New Breeder 2016

    Ary Bryn Alpacas, Simon Kelly

Alpaca of the Year 

Keith Turner Memorial Trophy

   Suri, Chakana Blue Zenos Paradox (LF) J Blake

Lyla Fisher Memorial Trophy   

   Huacaya, Briarmist Khashoggi (LF) J & L Black

10 Year Service Award

    David Daddo

 

Craft and Photography Results

 

The Craft Competition was full of talented people doing marvellous things with Alpaca. Our entries were down this year but the quality was not, so this winter might be just the right time to start that project for next year.

 

Photography competition was well represented. Amazing what IPad, tablets and mobile phones can do. With the introduction of emailing in your entries and the task force printing them, we hope that you enjoyed what you saw. Congratulations to the ribbon winners of each category. Indeed popular choices. The rest of us, take heart and keep taking happy snappies of our beautiful Alpacas and all the antics they get up to.

Congratulations to the winners.

Hand Craft Results

section

item

name

place

A

Handspinning

Fawn-grey gradientd yed suri 8ply 80g

Rachel Fenselau

1st

100%grey/brown alpaca handspun from commercially processed bump-205g

Kath Borrow

reserve

B

Handweaving

Lady’s wrap

Angela Betheras

1st

C

Handknitting

Lady’s shawl in hand spun yarn

Barb Oakes

1st

Baby’s cabled cardigan with curved edging

in100%suri

Heather Scott

reserve

D

MachineKnitting

Blanket made from pure baby alpaca in natural colour

Kath Martin

1st

Scarf made from pure baby alpaca in natural colour

Kath Martin

reserve

E

Crocheting

Baby’s jacket in 100% suri

HeatherScott

1st

Lady’s crocheted hat in hand spun yarn

RoseThorogood

reserve

F

Wet felting

Lady’s scarf in 100% alpaca fibre with hand dyed silk embellishment

LezleyGolding

1st

Black alpaca wrap in 100% alpaca fibre, hand dyed.

Joanne Lincoln

reserve

H

Alpaca –‘any medium’

Pom Pom tea cosy representing

’50 shades of alpaca’

Gayle Herring

1st

Framed wooden suri hand cut with Scroll Saw

Jack Swan

reserve

H

Alpaca –‘any medium’ –for under 5 years of age

Alpaca in cush

Lola Scott

1st

 

Photography Results

section

item

name

place

Cria –one of more as main subject

“Beauty”

Mel Semmler

1st

“Mum makes the best pillow”

Joanne Daniel

reserve

Alpacas interacting with other

alpacas/humans/animals

“Who’s ac heeky alpaca?”

LezleyGolding

1st

“Sneaky kiss”

Mel Semmler

reserve

Farm Scene

“Sunset Spectacular”

Lynda Holdsworth

1st

“Winter Sunrise”

Christine Van Poppel

reserve

Humorous

“Don’t you have something better to do?”

Lezley Golding

1st

“That tickles”

Margaret McConachy

reserve