About The Natural Fibres Competition
2020 Natural Fibres Make & Model & Wearable Art Competition is Cancelled
The Queensland Ag Shows Board, by Rotary Resolution, has decided to cancel ALL Queensland Ag Shows State Competition Finals for 2020. The decision to cancel the 2020 finals was to give some clarity to the position.
Further information about any 2021 competitions will be provided once the future direction is able to be determined when the full impact of the current situation is known.
Attracting amateur dress makers and aspiring designers, this competition provides the perfect opportunity for enthusiasts to display their latest creations in front of an audience of over 400,000 people. With categories such as Senior School, Adult Outfit, Creative Outfit, Formal Wear, Wearable Art, Casual Active Wear, Showtime and Costume Party the catwalk is the liveliest place at the Ekka.
Promoting the primary industries in Queensland, this competition allows the families of our producers to display their talents.
All information on these Competitions can be found in the schedule.
2019 NEW CLASS: OPEN FANTASY COSTUME CLASS
The big change for 2019 as been the inclusion of an additional class at the request of our sponsor Bernina Australia.
In the Open Fantasy Costume Class entrants are required to design their own Super hero/villain or fantasy creature. Outfits must be an original design. All parts of the garment must be sewn by the entrant using whatever techniques e.g quilting, patchwork, applique etc they need to create their desired effect. Entrants must also make all their own accessories eg. Masks, wings, weaponry etc using any material. Entrants must use 60% or more natural fibres to create the base garment and must be 16 years and over.
This class has been introduced as a challenge to the entrants to really expand their sewing techniques and use of various materials. We sincerely hope that we receive loads of entries for this fun class!
Class 1 – Open Fantasy Costume – no entries in this class.
Class 2 – Self Made Junior School
1st – Zarah Smolders from Maleny Show Society
2nd – Taylah McFarlane – Sheldon College
3rd – Emma McCudden – Dakabin State High School
Highly Commended – Ruby Whitehouse – Dakabin SHS
and Imogen McLean from Runcorn State School
Class 3 – Self Made Senior School
1st – Helena Buchegger – All Saints Anglican College
2nd – Eliza Campbell – Sheldon College
3rd – Indianna Sleep – Kenmore State High School
Highly Commended – Isobella Kerridge – Kenmore SHS
Champion Self Made Entrant – Zarah Smolders – Maleny
Class 4 – Open – Kids in Natural Fibres
1st – Lesa Bradshaw – Clifton Show Society
2nd – Taylah McFarlane – Sheldon College
3rd – Mia Madsen – Sheldon College
Highly Commended – Taylah McFarlane – Sheldon College
Class 5 – Open Adult Daywear
1st – Sarah Greenwell – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
2nd – Kiralee Welsh – Mt. Gravatt Show Society
3rd – Sharon Duff – Toowoomba Show Society
Highly Commended – Mikayla Woodley – Mt. Gravatt Tafe and
Erin Hanson – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
Class 6 – Open Formal Wear
1st – Michael Shim – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
2nd – Honeylene Latorero – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
3rd – Susan Schwarts – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
Highly Commended – Selina Ungermann – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
Class 7 – Open Calico Capers
1st – Kylie Tafilipepe – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
2nd – Jessica Deamon – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
3rd – Helena Buchegger – All Saints Anglican College
Highly Commended – Amy Kang – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
Class 8 – Open Casual/Active Wear
1st – Daniela Knorst – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
2nd – Alexandra Rhodes – Tafe Queensland
3rd – Natasha Farrar – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
Highly Commended – Sharon Duff – Toowoomba Show Society
Open Champion – Michael Shim – Mt. Gravatt Tafe
Grand Champion – Lesa Bradshaw – Clifton Show Society
1st – Grace Nucifora – Freshwater Christian College
2nd – Grace Nucifora – Freshwater Christian College
3rd – Megal Helwig – Ipswich Show Society
Highly Commended – Lorien Broadwater – Cairns Show Society
Congratulations to all the above entrants and congratulations to all the other entrants for being involved and also creating wonderful fashions.