The Fire Inside: International Freeform Fiberart Guild Annual Challenge

The 2020 International Freeform Fiberart Guild’s Annual Challenge gallery is live! My piece for the collection is called “The Fire Inside”:

The Fire Inside | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

The IFFFG is a collection of freeform crochet artists from around the world. We gather online to select a theme for our challenge each year. Members interpret the theme however they wish. Our theme for this year was Brilliance—the Fire Within.

The Fire Inside Detail 1 | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

This theme had me stumped for months. I was 100% sure I wasn’t going to participate in this year’s challenge because I just had no idea what I was going to make. As the deadline approached, I decided to give it one last shot.

I started with color. I pulled a bunch of fiery embroidery flosses from my stash and started crocheting. My original thought was to make a brooch because it would be small and at least I would have done something. My brooch quickly grew into something larger, and this necklace began to take shape.

The Fire Inside Detail 2 | Annie Webster | Webster Fiber Arts

I’ve never made a necklace like this before, and I must say, I am really happy with it.

Twenty-one artists from all over the world participated in this year’s challenge. View our online gallery here, or purchase a book of the works here.

Until next time,
Annie

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