“IT was very much a surprise,” is what local resident, Katalin Yeoman said on her first place win at the Melbourne Show’s Victorian Agricultural LTD Embroidery 2015 State Final with her Hardanger stitching table centre piece.
The winning piece, stitched using coffee, light olive and dark olive colours took Katalin four months to complete, which she did in the company of others as part of the Granelen Hardanger Group who come together each week in Shepparton to work on embroidery pieces.
Katalin said, “I started embroidery because I do a bit of caravanning and it was something I could just potter around with and it grew from there.
“I think it was the dimension of the colours that helped me win.
“An achievement like this makes you think, where do I go from here?
“The group is currently stitching a quilt that will be raffled off to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. Each member has made one block and tickets will be on sale from March 1.”