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FLEECE TO SHAWL COMPETITION
Location: Building E
2014 Featured Breed - Shetland

PRIZE MONEY:
$15.00 - First Place
$12.00 - Second Place
$10.00 - Third Place
$8.00 - Fourth Place
$6.00 - Fifth Place
                         
SPECIAL AWARDS:
Best Skein: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Knitted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Crocheted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Woven Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Felted Item: $25.00 plus rosette
Best Hooked Item: $25.00 plus rosette
BEST IN SHOW: $25.00 plus rosette

Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for Best Skein spun by a new spinner (spinning for less than 1 year)

Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for Best of Show skein

Elmendorph Handspinners Guild: $25.00 "Susan Stapleford Memorial Award" for best skein spun on a drop spindle

Ulster County Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for best handspun handmade article

 


RULES:

1. Entry fee of $3.00 per item and registration forms must be postmarked by   October 2, 2014.  Please make check payable to Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association (DCSWGA).

2. Items must be completed after November 1, 2013 and prior to October 19, 2014.

3. Entries must be checked-in between 8:00 am and 12:30 pm on Friday, October 17, 2014 and remain on display until 3:00 pm Sunday; otherwise prize money and ability for future  entries will be forfeited

4. All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.

5. A maximum of 3 entries per person per category.  Unless otherwise specified.

6. Mail in entries must be postmarked by October 2, 2014, and must include a return address label and postage (unless you will be picking up your item(s) at the festival).   We are not responsible for items lost in the mail.

7. All entries will be displayed uncovered but supervised during festival hours.  Every effort will be made to display and care for entries, but the festival staff assumes no responsibility for loss or damage.

8. Items must be picked up on Sunday, October 19, between 4 and 5 pm unless prior arrangements are made.  Festival staff is not responsible for unclaimed items left after 5:00 pm. They will become property of DCSWGA.

9. Please attach two 3x5 cards to each entry. 
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS  IMPROPERLY MARKED ITEMS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO BE  JUDGED!!

On the first card, please indicate the following:

a. category you are entering

b. the fiber content

c. handspun or commercial spun

d. FOR SKEINS include the technique(s) used to prepare the fiber and the intended use of the skein, and indicate wheel or drop spindle spun.

On the second card, please print your name, address and telephone number.  This card goes behind the first card.

NO OTHER TAGS OR LABELS ARE ALLOWED ON THE ENTRIES.

10. Handmade items must be made of any natural fiber or combination of natural fibers.  

EXCEPTION: socks must be made of a minimum of 75% natural fiber. 

PLEASE NOTE, NATURAL FIBERS OCCUR NATURALLY IN NATURE
AND COME NATURALLY FROM PLANTS OR ANIMALS (I.E. COTTON, FLAX OR HEMP, SHEEP, DOGS, LLAMAS, BISON OR SILK), AND ARE NOT REGENERATED OR MANUFACTURED FIBERS WHICH START WITH NATURAL PRODUCTS BUT ARE MADE BY HUMAN HANDS (I.E. BAMBOO, RAYON, SOY OR MILK).

11. Handspun refers only to yarn produced by the exhibitor, all others are commercial.

12. If there are more than 15 entries per category, the category may be divided at the discretion of the judge(s).

13. Handspun Yarn: A minimum of 2 oz. and/or 40 yards (unless otherwise stated); neatly wound with a circumference of 1 ½ to 2 yards; tied in at least 4 places with matching yarn; and washed to set the twist. (See rules above)

14. For categories 1, 15 and 16, and bonus points in Fleece to Shawl Competition, proof of featured breed (written grower breed certification, yarn sleeve, vendor receipt, fleece tag) must be included with entry.

15. JUDGES DECISIONS ARE FINAL.



DESIGNER ITEM COMPETITION

Department 110 ; Class 041; Lot F41

PRIZE MONEY:
$250.00

Design and create a vest using your own original pattern.

RULES

1. The vest must be at least 50% sheep wool .  The vest may be knitted, crocheted, woven, needle pointed, creweled, counted cross-stitched, etc., or any combination of techniques.  If applicable, the entry must include a graph of the design.

2. The pattern must be complete and well-presented, and must accompany the vest for judging. 

3. The vest must be reproducible using the pattern. 

4. The winning pattern becomes the property of the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association.

5. One entry per person.

6. Judge’s decision is final.




SKEIN COMPETITION

Department 110

Class

001  Featured Breed - 100% Shetland.  Must be natural color and can be singles or plyed.

 

002   All Wool Skein - 100% Sheep’s Wool, singles, natural.

003   All Wool Skein - 100% Sheep’s Wool, singles, dyed.

004   All Wool Skein - 100% Sheep’s Wool, two-ply, natural.

005   All Wool Skein - 100% Sheep’s Wool, two-ply, dyed.

006   All Wool Skein - 100% Sheep’s Wool, three-ply, natural or dyed.

007   Lace Weight Skein - 100% Sheep’s Wool, natural or dyed, minimum of 1 oz..

008  Novice Skein - (<16 years of age)(spinning for less than 1 year) - 100% Sheep’s Wool.

009   Novice Skein - (> 16 years of age)( spinning for less than 1 year) - 100% Sheep’s Wool.

010  Blended Skein - At least 50% Sheep’s Wool. Designed to show the versatility of  wool when combined with orther fibers into a smooth, evenly spun, standerd plied yarn.

 011   Novelty Skein - At least 50% Sheep’s Wool. Entries will be judged on the 
effectiveness of color, texture, multi-plying and other techniques skillfully used to 
achieve a textured type yarn.

012  Exotic Fiber - Natural fibers other than Sheep’s Wool (ex. Alpaca, Angora, 
Llama, Mohair, Silk, etc.). Any technique, blended or not. Minimum of 1 oz. 
and/or 40 yards.


HANDMADE ITEM COMPETITION

Department 110

CLASS

013   2013 Featured Item - Mittens / Gloves- Any technique. Youth (<16 years of age). One entry per person per category.
 

014  2013 Featured Item - Mittens / Gloves- Any technique. Adult (>16 years of age) - One entry per person per category.
 

015  Featured Breed Item - 100% Shetland. Small item (ie. socks, hats, mittens, scarves and any item the judge decides should be included in this class).


  016   Featured Breed Item - 100% Shetland.  Large item (ie. sweaters, jackets, afghans, blankets, etc. and any item the judge decides should be included in the class)


 017   Hand Knitted - Small items (ie. socks, hats, mittens, scarves, etc. and any item the judge decides should be included in this class).  Handspun 
 

018  Hand Knitted - Small items (ie. socks, hats, mittens, scarves, etc. and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).  Commercial
 

019  Hand Knitted - Large items (ie. sweaters, jackets, afghans, blankets, etc. and any  item the judge decides should be included in this class). Handspun
 

020  Hand Knitted - Large items (ie. sweaters, jackets, afghans, blankets, etc. and any item the judge decides should be included in this class) .  Commercial.

021   Hand Crocheted - Small items (ie. socks, hats, mittens, scarves and any item the judge decides should be included in this class).  Handspun.

022   Hand Crocheted - Small items (ie. socks, hats, mittens, scarves and any item the judge decides should be included in this class).  Commercial.

023   Hand Crocheted - Large items (ie. sweaters, jackets, afghans, blankets, etc. and any item the judge decides should be included in this class).  Handspun
 

024  Hand Crocheted - Large items (ie. sweaters, jackets, afghans, blankets, etc. and any item the judge decides should be included in this class).  Commercial
 

025   Handwoven -  Small item ( and any item the judge decides should be included in the class)

026   Handwoven - Large item (and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

027 Wet  Felted - Small item ( and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

028  Wet Felted - Large item ( and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

029  Needle / Pin Felted - Small item ( and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

030  Needle / Pin Felted - Large item ( and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

031  Fulled  - Small item - Any technique ( woven, knitted , crocheted, etc.). (and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

 032  Fulled - Large item - Any technique (woven, knitted, crocheted, etc.) (and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

033  Hooked - Large item.  Any technique ( locker, hooked, shirret, etc.) ( and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

034   Hooked - Small item.  Any technique (locker, hooked, shirret, etc.) (and any item the judge decides should be included in the class).

035   Lace Knitting - Small item (scarf, etc.)

 036   Lace Knitting - Large item (shawl, etc.)

037  Any technique not previously mentioned - Small item

038  Any technique not previously mentioned - Large item

039  Any technique Minimum of 75% Natural Fiber - Small item

040   Any technique Minimum of 75% Natural Fiber -  Large item

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