Nanneella’s Katrina Christie said her wearable art creation for the Elmore Field Days was symbolic of the lives lost in farming accidents last year.RHIANNON GAVALAKIS August 26, 2014 3:04am
Nanneella’s Katrina Christie said her wearable art creation for the Elmore Field Days was symbolic of the lives lost in farming accidents last year.
Mrs Christie, 37, said she wanted to create a meaningful piece for the Ag Art Wear competition, which requires garments to be crafted from farm materials.
‘‘There were 59 farm-related deaths in 2013, including 10 children under the age of 15,’’ Mrs Christie said.
‘‘So I decided I would make a garment dedicated to each one of them.’’
Tyre tube and wool pack were her materials of choice to create her Butterflies in Heaven garment, which features 59 butterflies — one to represent each of the lives lost.
‘‘I chose butterflies as they are a beautiful symbol of dedication,’’ she said.
This is the second year Mrs Christie has entered the competition, with her first entry, Bird Mosaic, selected for display at the Bendigo Tourism Information Centre following the event last year.
‘‘I’ve always enjoyed the Ag Art Wear competition and every year I said, ‘I will enter it next time’,’’ she said.
‘‘It can be challenging finding the time, with five children on a dairy farm.’’
She said this year’s garment had taken her six weeks to complete.
Elmore Field Days spokeswoman Joyce Giffin said she had received 47 entries for this year’s competition, now in its 14th year.
‘‘The entries continue to get better and more creative every time,’’ Mrs Giffin said.
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