The Community Hub hosted felting workshops in June to create beanies for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival.
Entries were sent down for display, judging and possible sale, and life went on.
So it was a pleasant surprise to find three of the entries won awards, which were presented at The Hub on Wednesday.
Amy James was presented with a Special Mention certificate in the Heartfelt category for her beanie depicting Jessica Mauboy.
Special Mention in the Kids section was awarded to Eltina Limbiri who was unfortunately unable to collect her certificate as she has returned to boarding school, and only has a photo of her work as her beanie was one of those sold at the Festival.
The best surprise was reserved for the children from Mungkarta School, who between them, felted 16 panels that were made into four beanies, which earned them the Kids Prize, a unique trophy for them to take back and display at the school.
Congratulations to all our very skilled and creative winners.
This article appeared in Tennant & District Times, 6 August 2021.