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New York State Make It With Wool Contest
Saturday, October 18, 2014  10am to 2pm

updated 8/27/14
  

  
Photo by Alicia King

 

The Make It with Wool Contest is an exciting opportunity for anyone who likes to work with wool; sewing, weaving, felting, knitting or crocheting. The contest has proven to be fun and educational.

>> DOWNLOAD 2014 ENTRY FORM<<

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 1, 2014

Meegan Veeder-Shave

Make It With Wool NYS Director
National Coordinator Fashion/Apparel Design Competition

475 N. Quaker Lane
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone: 845-233-5739 NEW NUMBER!! Meeveesh1@netzero.com


2013 Photos by Alicia King

Five divisions:  

Age as of  Dec. 31, 2013               

    • Pre-teens, age 12 and under- can make a dress, jumper, skirt, vest, shirt, sweater or combination of garments

    • Juniors, Seniors and Adults need to make A COMPLETE OUTFIT to be considered for nationals. (Any combination of garments to make a complete outfit or a coat can be considered)

    • Juniors, ages 13-16

    • Senior, ages 17-24

    • Adult age 25 years and older

  • Made for others (any age) - must be worn by the person for whom the garment is intended


Judging Criteria:  
Judging is private and decisions are final

  • Appropriateness to contestant's lifestyle

  • Coordination of fabric/yarn with garment style and design

  • Contestant's presentation

  • Construction quality

  • Creativity


How can I be certain my fabrics/yarns are wool, (since many products are mislabeled)?

Send a swatch prior to making your garment to the state director with $1 and it will be sent to a lab for testing and the results will be forwarded to you.  These results will also cover you for the competition, provided that you use the same fabric. Contact your state director for more information. (Reserve fabric for these tests)


The contest is divided into three parts:

  1. garments judged off the contestant

  2. garments judged on the contestant

  3. modeling the outfit (fashion show)


Rules

Garment may be sewn, knitted (by hand or knitting machine), crocheted, or felted from fiber of 100% wool or wool blend (minimum 60% wool or specialty wool fiber) for each fashion fabric or yarn used.  Specialty wool fibers include mohair, cashmere, alpaca, camel, and llama. Trims, facings, linings, interfacings and underlinings may be fabrics other than wool or wool blends.

There will also be a modeling session, time will be posted at check in desk.


The garment must have been completed after January 1, 2014

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 1, 2014


Nationals
This year the National Make It with Wool National Finals will be held on Jan. 23-25, 2015 in Reno, NV.  New York State contestants must enter, be judged and selected from the state level competition in order to qualify for the national contest.

Find out more about the National Competition Below:

 

 

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING 2013 CONTEST SPONSORS

 Sew and Vac , Poughkeepsie, NY
 Midnight Merinos , Clinton Corners, NY
 Pendleton Woolen Mills
 DC Sheep and Wool Growers
 Vogue Knitting.


2011 New York State Winners


Preteen:  Anna Spoth- Clarence Center NY

Juniors: Catherine Kelkenberg- Akron NY (photo to right)
                
Senior:  Emily Koss

Adult: Loretta Peters

Made for others: Meegan Veeder~Shave

Winner of the Sewing Machine: Haley Smith




 
 
 
 
 
 

 
     

  photos by Garret C. Lown, Left 2nd Place Adult Winner Teresa Vascukynas, Center Group, Right Preteen Entrant Macey Cate Veeder-Shave

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