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2013   Deep Blue Sea


This piece is by Heidi Boldt Diefenderfer, who is an accomplished doll-maker as well as braider.  She made the mermaid on a braided and felted background, embellished with jewels… from a Shipwreck?

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Jill Temple made a beautiful and colorful fish.  Made of two bowl-shaped halves that are united into a fish-body, the fish sports sparkly scales pulled through the loops and applique eyes and lips.  I wish I had a photo of the cute tail, also!

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Jill made this spiral whirlpool to accompany her fish.  What a vibrant rug!

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Christine Manges' "Koi Fish" has a multistrand dorsal fin,  and.scales made of chevron braids

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This charming oyster with a pearl was made by Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  Look at how she mimics the rough oyster shell with the different textures of fabric in the braids.  (It opens up, too).

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Pam Rowan made this enormous rug of Ocean Waves.  Wow!  The squares are perfect, and the border is perfect… a large and beautiful rug.

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What is an ocean without a sea tortoise? by Nancy Young

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Jenn Kiarsis chose to focus on the top of the Sea for her challenge rug.  Here is a seagull flying over the waves in this strip rug.

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Delsie Hoyt made a scalloped clam shell with a satin pearl in the center of her rug. 

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