With many great submissions, this was a difficult competition to judge. Our judges reviewed all entries and have chosen Totara Hospice as the winner of the 2021 Hospice OT Yarn bombing competition. Franklin Hospice have been selected as the runner up.
A message from our Judges:
"Thank you to all the participants who gave their time and creativity to this project.
The entries were exceptional, colourful and detailed, showing incredible dedication to the design. Who would know that a clever person could knit realistic carrots and onions! Kudos to the Franklin Hospice team for their video with their colourful tree and veggies representing the farming community!
Everything popped with colour from the teapots, cupcakes and Teddy bears from the Mary Potter hospice 'Teddy bears picnic' which they say will each go to a deserving person to cuddle eventually. Then there was the tree filled with 400 unique flowers, birds, butterflies and bumblebees from the Waikato team representing the patients who are the ‘flowers in our tree”.
Finally, Totara Hospice created many faces representing the ‘Team of five million' who wrote ‘in sharing the doing we aspire to the best outcome for ourselves, for those around us and those that come after us. Together we face the odds.’ A fitting sentiment.
Congratulations to Totara Hospice and The Franklin Hospice."
Scroll down to see some of the entries and the stories behind the creations.