The Topsfield Fair: Awards Talk Part 2

Last week, the blog displayed the rugs that Ania submitted to the Big E. If you missed it, you can see that post here! This week, the blog will showcase Ania’s award-winning rugs from this years Topsfield Fair. We hope you enjoy!

The Topsfield Fair is known to attract up to half a million visitors. It is America’s oldest agricultural fair, and in three years the fair will celebrate its 200th anniversary.

See below to discover which are the two rugs that Ania submitted to the fair, and to see what awards they won!

marie original
Ania’s Marie rug won second place in its division.

The first rug Ania submitted, which you can see above, was her Marie rug — and it won second place! Ania was very excited because this is a rug she found particularly challenging to complete. The challenge stemmed from the amount of detail she put into it, including a lot of intricate shading. You can see a closer shot of some of this detail below.

Here is a close-up of Ania's second place ribbon.
Here is a close-up of Ania’s second place ribbon, which also showcases some of the rug’s detailed shading.

The second rug Ania submitted is one that you’ve seen quite recently,  if you regularly follow the blog! Below are a couple of images of Ania’s Nice ‘N Easy rug, which won first place!

Here is Nice 'N Easy with its new ribbon in place!
Here is Nice ‘N Easy with its new ribbon in place!

Nice ‘N Easy was this month’s ‘Rug of the Month’! If you missed Ania’s interview on the story behind this rug’s creation, simply click here to view the post. You can read a lot of interesting details that went into the process of hooking this rug.

Here is a close-up of its first place ribbon!
Here is a close-up of its first place ribbon!

Let Ania know in the comments below what you think of her Marie rug and her Nice ‘N Easy rug!

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