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New York State Make It With Wool Contest

  


  
Photo by Meegan Veeder-Shave



NYS MAKE IT WITH WOOL

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS OF THIS YEAR'S CONTEST

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

The Make It With Wool NYS Director and National Coordinator Fashion/Apparel Design Competition is Meegan Veeder-Shave.  Contact her at:

475 N. Quaker Lane
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Home Phone: 845-229-5728
Meeveesh1@netzero.com
To download the entry form click here



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





The Make It With Wool NYS Director and National Coordinator Fashion/Apparel Design Competition is Meegan Veeder-Shave.  Contact her at:

475 N. Quaker Lane
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Home Phone: 845-229-5728
Meeveesh1@netzero.com
To download the entry form click here


2012 National Make It With Wool Competition

**National Finals**

January 23-26, 2013
San Antonio, TX
-Local & State Competitions -
August-December 2012


 

 The New York State Make it with Wool Contest will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10am to 2pm at the 40th Annual Sheep and Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York.  The festival is a two day event (Oct. 20 and 21 ).  There are many vendors selling wool and fiber related products.

The Make It With Wool prizes are sponsored by the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival.

There are five divisions:    (Age as of  Dec. 31, 2012)               

  • 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

All ages are as of December 31, 2012

The garment must have been completed after January 1, 2011

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?
Send a swatch 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: modeling the outfit, and garments judged on and off the contestant. Garments 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 that wool or wool blends.  There will also be a modeling session, time will be posted at check in desk.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 1, 2012

This year the National Make It with Wool National Finals will be held on January 23-26, 2013 in San Antonio, TX.  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:

If you are interested in participating, contact:
Meegan Veeder-Shave
475 N. Quaker Lane
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Home Phone: 845-229-5728  
Meeveesh1@netzero.com
 

 

     

  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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