A creation named “Mahurangi River Queen”, inspired by Warkworth’s historic scow Jane Gifford, was the supreme winner of last weekend’s Catwalk Arts.
Flax was processed through a pasta maker then dyed and dried to make the skirt – representing the Mahurangi River.
Hessian and dyed feathers were crafted to make the wings and hull.
This year’s fundraising event for Warkworth Wellsford Hospice and Mahurangi College attracted almost 40 entries – some spectacular, some humorous, some elegant and some all of the above.
It is six years since the last Catwalk Arts show and organisers were thrilled to see a mix of new and familiar designers. A preliminary tally indicates the show will raise about $18,000.