132 146 entries to the Upcycle competition and we’ve been overwhelmed by the effort and the thought that has gone into so many of the pieces. Thank you so much all of you who took part. You can see them all here.
This is one of our favourites in the office:
The judges have spent today going through the entries and choosing their winners. Each judge was responsible for the following category:
- 1. Most innovative piece: Wayne Hemingway MBE
- 2. Quality of craft work / ‘craftsmanship’: Louise Roe
- 3. Best use of materials: Antoni and Alison
- 4. ‘Appeal’ which kinda means playfulness / fun: India Knight
- 5. The people’s choice – as chosen by number of favourites the item receives on Folksy!
We’ll put up the judges decisions tomorrow (Monday). But now it’s over to you to favourite the items you like and to choose the Folksy users’ winner. You have until Thurs 10th at 8pm to nominate your favourite. Each of the 5 winners will get to showcase their portfolio in the Sue Ryder Care Camden store in the New Year (February), in a specially constructed Folksy set. [Update: voting has now closed, and the winners have been announced]
Of course the auction starts tomorrow and will run for one week. We’ll be blogging and tweeting about that. It’s going to be held on eBay. We were going to use our own auction software but in the end we thought that the sheer size of eBay and it’s customer base would generate better prices for Sue Ryder Care. Because it’s for charity all proceeds will be exempt from eBay charges.
That’s it. More tomorrow. :)