'Waste to Waist' in Nelson
11 June 2018
Summerset in the Sun gathered for their annual 'Waste to Waist' fashion competition recently – a much loved and eagerly anticipated event! Residents (and the village's gardener, Dulcie) made and designed their own creations from everyday materials, and the results were fantastic. Joan Kundycki took away the winner's title with her piece Patchwork Plastic.
Check out just a few of their amazing creations below:
OVERALL WINNER: Patch Worked Plastic, designed and modelled by Joan Kundycki.
Joan used plastic food wrappings with sheeting foundations and trims from her machine pieces to create this clever creation
RUNNER UP: Down to Earth, designed by Yvonne Cooke and modelled by Maureen Leuschke
This piece uses artificial grass, wool, cardboard, felt, feathers, glue, straws and paint.
SECOND RUNNER UP: Forest to Sea, modelled and created by Gwytha France.
Gwytha had a busy holiday in the Able Tasman collecting materials used for this work, including flax and flax flowers. Rimu and toi toi flowers form the wig. Twigs, lichen, feathers, ghost gum bark strips, driftwood, shells, glue, felcro and an old nighty were also used.
Carmen Miranda, created and modelled by Patricia Behrens.
Patricia used merino wool (knitted and felted), tin foil, plastic fruit beads and cotton in this piece.
Glam it Up, designed by Gwytha France and modelled by Merle Cook
Gwytha used a $20 recycled purchase, love of flowers, merging of colours, imagination and fabric paint and lots of time to create this stunning piece.
Summerset Knight in Shining Armour, modelled by Darren from the Nelson Property Team.
Materials include car sunscreens, foam glitter board, venetian blinds, elastic, tinfoil oven trays, glue and velcro.
Summerset Ms Greenfingers, modelled by Dulcie, Summerset in the Sun's gardener.
This creation used 2 Bunnings bags, a large flower pot, plastic plant containers, dried leaves, garden tools, velcro, ribbon, flowers, garden greener, and op shop tights, with hot glue to hold it all together!
Crystal Rain, designed and modelled by Joyce Pascoe, with the assistance of Jenny Greenwood.
For this creation, Joyce used crystals, curling ribbon and food cover.
The Golden Egg Tray, designed by Marion Machon.
Marion used gold paint, duct tape, egg trays and toilet roll inners in her creation.
Paper Trail, by Maaike and Desra, Summerset in the Sun's Activiites Team.
They used only materials that were available in their office such as mis-prints, staples, hot glue, sellotape and an old 'Use It Or Lose It' t-shirt.
An English Country Garden, designed and modelled by Vivienne Chandler.
For her creation, Vivienne used fabric, acrylic paint, labels, glue and fabric flowers.
All Sorts, designed by Colleen Hughes and her daughter and modelled by Colleen herself.
Colleen used polystyrene, paint and plastic to make this creation.
All Tied Up, designed and modelled by Helen Bruce.
Helen's skirt is made of old ties and lined with scrap material. The top is a reconstructed old shirt and ties mad into a waist coat.