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Wool

Raw Fleece Form

Department U

 

Niki Kuklenski

jnkllamas@nas.com

 
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Assisted by Whatcom Weavers Guild and Spindrifters

OPEN (4-H & FFA MAY ENTER AND WILL BE JUDGED DANISH SYSTEM)

  1. All entries are to be the work of the exhibitor. Superintendent has the right to accept or refuse any entry.
  2. Entries can be placed on-line through August 6th. All entries will be accepted between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday before the fair. On-line entries must still be brought in on days and times listed above.
  3. Entries may be dropped off at Northwest Homespun Yarn, 1401 Commercial Street, Bellingham 98225 (360)738-0167 by noon the Thursday prior to the Fair. These entries must have an entry tag attached to each entry and be clearly marked with the division, class and lot number they are entered in. Entries without this information will NOT be judged. Exhibitors with large or numerous entries are encouraged to deliver their own items during the Friday entry times (see #2). The Northwest Washington Fair and Northwest Handspun Yarn are not responsible for items left at this location other than to hold them for transport.
  4. Exhibits must be picked up Saturday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. or Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. On Monday the buildings remain open for cleaning and there is NO Security available.
  5. No entry fees will be required and no free admission will be issued.
  6. Any wool item completed since August 2009 and not previously shown at the Northwest WA Fair is eligible. No kit items. All articles entered must be handcrafted - acceptable methods are weaving, knitting, crochet, felt, and other fiber processes.
  7. Natural fiber yarn other than wool may be used, if suitable and appropriate for the project (e.g. Mohair).
  8. All entries will be Judged and Exhibited. Emphasis will be on quality, originality, design, intended functions, and in the case of garments-drape and wear ability.
  9. Include hanger or other suitable method of displaying with your entry. All containers or other related items used to transport or store entries should be clearly marked with the name of the exhibitor and description of item.
  10. One entry per lot. Some items can be put into a different acceptable lot if determined by the Superintendent.
  11. Limit of 12 entries per person depending on space availability.

DIVISION 1 - JUNIOR (12 AND UNDER)
DIVISION 2 - INTERMEDIATE (13 THROUGH 18)
DIVISION 3 - ADULT (OVER 18)

CLASS A - SHEEP FLEECE

DO NOT TIE FLEECE. ROLL FLEECE AND PLACE IN LARGE CLEAR PLASTIC BAG.
MUST BE SHORN DURING CURRENT SHEARING SEASON. Identify breed.

A Best of Class will be awarded in each Division for Lots 1-3 and 4-6.

PREMIUMS:   6.00   5.00   4.00
LOT NUMBER
1. Fine
2. Medium
3. Long

CLASS A - OTHER FIBER

PREMIUMS: 6.00   5.00   4.00
LOT NUMBER
4. Alpaca
5. Llama
6. Mohair
7. Angora

8. Other (please specify species)

CLASS B – CRAFTED FROM HANDSPUN ANIMAL FIBER
(natural colors or hand dyed)

CLASS C - CRAFTED FROM COMMERCIAL SPUN ANIMAL FIBER
use lots below

PREMIUMS: 6.00   5.00   4.00
LOT NUMBER

1. Sweater, man

  8. Rug

2. Sweater, woman

  9. Shawl, poncho, ruana

3. Sweater, child

10. Tapestry, large

4. Sweater set, baby

11. Jacket or coat

5. Vest, men's

12. Miscellaneous

6. Vest, woman's

13. Yardage, salvage visible,

7. Blanket or afghan

      identify intended usage

 

PREMIUMS: 4.00   2.50   1.50
LOT NUMBER

14. Hat, man

26. Slippers, woman's

15. Hat, woman

27. Slippers, child's

16. Hat, child

28. Socks, man's

17. Hat, baby

29. Socks, woman's

18. Hat and scarf, man

30. Socks, child's

19. Hat and scarf, woman

31. Misc, baby or child

20. Hat and scarf, child

32. Fashion accessory

21. Scarf

33. Table linens

22. Gloves or mittens, man

34. Pillow

23. Gloves or mittens, woman

35. Purse

24. Gloves or mittens, child

36. Tapestry or Wall hanging, small

25. Slippers, men's

37. Doll or doll clothes

 

 

CLASS D - HANDSPUN YARNS

MUST include a 35 yard skein with label attached, including fiber content (i.e. sheep, llama, alpaca, mohair,other) 

PREMIUMS:   2.50   2.00   1.50
LOT NUMBER

1. Single ply – fine

  8. 3 or 4 ply specialties - Knitting or Weaving

2. Single ply – medium

  9. Novelties - fine

3. Single ply - heavy

10. Novelties - medium

4. Two or three ply - fine

11. Novelties - heavy

5. Two or three ply - medium

12. Novelties - spun for a special project

6. Two or three ply - heavy

13. Exotic

7. 3 or 4 ply specialties - Crewel or Needlepoint

14. Natural dye lot

CLASS E - WOOL EQUIPMENT (HANDMADE)  

PREMIUMS:    4.00   3.00   2.50
LOT NUMBER
1. Large Article                         

PREMIUMS:   2.50   2.00   1.50
LOT NUMBER
2. Small article

CLASS F - ART PROJECTS (INCORPORATING WOOL)

PREMIUMS:   4.00   3.00   2.50
LOT NUMBER
1. Large Article                          

PREMIUMS:   2.50   2.00   1.50
LOT NUMBER
2. Small Article
                                    

CLASS G - FELTED FROM FLEECE - Dry Felting (use lots below)

CLASS H - FELTED FROM YARN - Wet Felting (use lots below)

PREMIUMS:   4.00   3.00   2.50
LOT NUMBER
 1. Jacket
 2. Rug
 3. Vest
 4. Three dimensional over 15”
 5. Miscellaneous, large

PREMIUMS:   2.50   2.00   1.50
LOT NUMBER
 6. Scarves
 7. Foot wear
 8. Hat
 9. Home décor – table runner, etc.
10. Jewelry
11. Mittens
12. Purse
13. Toy animals, dolls
14. Three dimension, under 15”
15. Miscellaneous, small


CLASS I - FIBER RELATED EDUCATIONAL POSTER
educational poster on some aspect of fiber and/or it's use. 
 
PREMIUMS:      4.00      3.00       2.00
LOT NUMBER
1. Youth
2. Adult