By Jed Lanyon
Crumbz Craft students took out an impressive number of awards with their craft entries at the Lilydale Show for the fifth consecutive year.
Out of the 31 entries they submitted across the knitting, sewing and crochet categories, they took home a total of 29 awards, including nine first place achievements.
10 year old Elle Whelan’s hooded cape proved to be a showstopper, winning ‘Best Exhibit in Junior Needlework’ and ‘Best Junior Exhibit in Show’.
Each year the craft teachers at Crumbz Craft are busy supporting their students, aged 7-14, who wish to exhibit items for the show.
Crumbz Craft owner Kay Trembath said, “We especially love that by submitting their items to the show, our crafters of all ages get the external recognition they deserve for the extraordinary creations they’ve made.”
Ms Trembath thanked the dedicated teachers of Crumbz Craft, Alison Boyd, Shara Made and Anneke Schagen, who helped the students along the way.
“The commitment from these lovely teachers make it all possible and Alison in particular, over the past five years has worked tirelessly to enable us to contribute such an impressive number of entries to the show.
“We’re thrilled that this year, Alison was awarded Best Exhibit in Toys,” Ms Trembath said.
Healesville’s Crumbz Craft teach all ages and abilities to knit, crochet and sew in workshops as well as in private lessons.