Maylands resident excels in the Creative Craft Competition at the Perth Royal Show

Perth Royal Show award recipient and Maylands resident Mylene Pijpers.
Perth Royal Show award recipient and Maylands resident Mylene Pijpers.

TAKING up knitting has proved a success for Maylands resident Mylene Pijpers.

Ms Pijpers won three categories at the Perth Royal Show creative craft competition, including hand knitting, adult socks and baby’s footwear.

While she learnt to knit as a child and teenager, Ms Pijpers only recently took it up again as an adult.

‘Shortly after moving to Perth I discovered quilting, my crafty pursuit for many years until I picked up a book on scarves in the Maylands library,’ she said.

‘Now I do both; I like the scale and speed of making a quilt and I like the relaxing repetition of stitches when knitting.

‘Since I knit mostly small things like socks and lace shawls, knitting is easier to take on the train and sitting in a cafe with friends.’

Ms Pijpers said four years ago she joined the online craft group Ravelry, meeting others knitters online.

She now meets other knitters each Monday night at Five Bar in Mt Lawley.

Ms Pijpers was also recognised for her work in a number of other categories at the show including Amigurumi, hand-knitted doll or toy and original design.