Making the News ~ Competition

News is communicated in lots of different ways. Through images, which often become iconic (think of Margaret Thatcher waving out of the window at No. 10 as she was ousted, or sunshine in the artic for global warming stories), through satire, such as cartoons (I love Martin Rowson’s work) and of course through text. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at representing the news in craft form? Topical craft!

This post on The Storque prompted my interest. Obama mania crept into craft stuff. Sellers realised topical things, especially of the chosen one, would sell. I’m not sure that’s always going to be the case, but it would be fun to have a different take on the news, through craft (drawings, prints, simple made objects). So, let’s try and create the slowest news ever and make the news in craft form?

Laura, of the excellent haberdashers Robson and Mason has offered up

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19 Comments

  • December 8, 2008

    Lupin

    Oh gosh I love this competition! plus Robson and Mason! Mmmmmm yummy haberdashery …. *puts thinking cap on*

  • December 8, 2008

    nickyp

    So many ideas! Will I ever get round to it this time? What a great idea.

  • December 8, 2008

    Pennydog

    Oooh I like this idea….. I have a few ideas already but will really make an effort for this…

  • December 8, 2008

    nickyp

    So many ideas! Will I ever get round to it this time? What a great idea for a competition.

  • December 8, 2008

    spoonergregory

    Oooo! Great idea!

  • December 8, 2008

    twinklyspangle

    Yay! This sounds super-fun and I have a fabulous idea, I NEED to get my act together on this one!

  • December 8, 2008

    KMCdesigns

    Oh cool, I’ll have to have a think :)

  • December 8, 2008

    revivadesigns

    o my! this sounds fab…so much to do, so little time to do it!!!

  • December 8, 2008

    Lucy

    OOOOH! great idea better get my thinking cap on!

  • December 8, 2008

    Katie

    This is great!

    I failed miserably at making anything for the last one so I really want to get something in for this one.

    Exciting!

  • December 8, 2008

    jamesb

    Hey – thank you for all your positive responses. I was a bit apprehensive about this one. But Laura and the folksy chaps thought it was a good idea so here we are…

    I think we’re going to have some craft books to offer out as part of this comp too. I’m never sure about accepting stuff from publishers, but we potentially have 4 books around knitting and crochet which look to be full of good ideas and makes. I think we can offer these to the one maker that Laura chooses, so we can have one public vote and one vote from laura (who’ll give these books away). yes?

  • December 8, 2008

    Lupin

    The brief for this is really nice and broad James, we get to let our imaginations run riot and it’s perfect timing for some post-Christmas quiet afternoon craftiness :)
    I like the idea of having one judged winner and one public vote winner too – best of both worlds!

  • December 8, 2008

    ITSABEE

    Sounds fun

  • December 8, 2008

    heather

    James – can I just check something? Unlike Folksy Angels, we retain ownershop of our entries this time, don’t we?

  • December 8, 2008

    jamesb

    Hi Heather – yes, you retained ownership re: angels too. We just asked that you give us a license to use the image, as on Folksy generally.

  • December 8, 2008

    heather

    james, the lucky winning item of folksy angels was given as a raffle prize at WeMake, I was just wondering if a similar plan was in place?

  • December 8, 2008

    jamesb

    Hi Heather,
    Sorry, I misunderstood. No, all entries will remain with their owners to do what they want with :)

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