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Wool

Department 60

Assisted by Whatcom Weavers Guild and Spindrifters

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Assisted by Whatcom Weavers Guild and Spindrifters

OPEN CLASS ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED WITH A 1ST, 2ND, OR 3RD PLACING.
4-H & FFA MAY ENTER, ENTRIES BE JUDGED BY THE DANISH SYSTEM. PLEASE ENTER IN DEPARTMENT 1 or 2.

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 Monday prior to the fair (one week). All entries will be accepted between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Rotary Building on the Friday before the fair. On-line entries must also be brought to that location in during those times.

3. Entries may also be dropped off at Northwest Yarns, 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 and CLASS 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 Yarns are not responsible for items left at this location other than to hold them for transport.

4. Exhibits must be picked up Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. On Monday the buildings remain open for cleaning and there is NO Security available. Items dropped off at Northwest Yarn will be returned there.

5. No entry fees will be required and no free admission will be issued.

6. Any wool item completed in the last 2 years 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. (Class B needs to be handspun by exhibitor

7. All entries must be at least 75% of any combination of animal fiber, ie… Wool, Alpaca, Mohair, Llama, Angora, Silk, etc. Remaining 25% can be other fibers.

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 wearability.

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 class. Attach 3X5 card WITHOUT YOUR NAME for the judge, describing fiber content, if this is a class project or original design, briefly anything you feel may be pertinent to the creation or end use of your item. We recommend using a computer printer for doing this

11. Limit of 12 entries per person depending on space availability.


*NEW for 2017* - If feasible, please make a 4" square sample of your work and include it with your item. This will give the public a chance to touch a sample without risk of damage to your piece.

DEPARTMENT 01 - JUNIOR (12 AND UNDER)
DEPARTMENT 02 - INTERMEDIATE (13 THROUGH 18)
DEPARTMENT 03 - ADULT (OVER 18)


DIVISION 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
CLASS NUMBER
1. Fine
2. Medium
3. Long


DIVISION A - OTHER FIBER

PREMIUMS: 6.00 5.00 4.00
CLASS NUMBER
4. Alpaca
5. Llama
6. Mohair
7. Angora silk
8. Other (please specify species)


DIVISION B – CRAFTED FROM HANDSPUN ANIMAL FIBER


PREMIUMS: 6.00 5.00 4.00
CLASS NUMBER


1. Blanket or afghan, knit or crochet

10. Tapestry, small (up 15” wide)

2. Blanket or afghan, woven

11. Tapestry, medium (15” tp 24” wide)

3. Jacket or coat

12. Tapestry, large (more than 24” wide)

4. Rug

13. Vest, Man

5. Shawl, poncho, ruana

14. Vest, woman

6. Sweater, child

15. Woven garment

7. Sweater, man

16. Yardage, salvage visible, identify intended usage

8. Sweater, woman

17. Other miscellaneous

9. Sweater set, baby


PREMIUMS: 4.00 2.50 1.50
CLASS NUMBER

18. Doll or Doll clothes

26. Purse

19. Fashion accessory

27. Scarf

20. Fingerless gloves

28. Sock, adult

21. Gloves or mittens

29. Sock, child

22. Hat, adult

30. Slippers, adult

23. Hat, child/baby

31. Slippers, child

24. Hat and scarf

32. Table linens

25. Pillow

33. Other miscellaneous item


DIVISION C - CRAFTED FROM COMMERCIAL SPUN ANIMAL FIBER

PREMIUMS: 6.00 5.00 4.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. Blanket or afghan, knit or crochet

10. Sweater set, baby

2. Blanket or afghan, woven

11. Tapestry, small (up to “15 wide)

3. Jacket or coat

12. Tapestry, medium (15” to 24”wide)

4. Rug

13. Tapestry, large (more than 24”wide)

5. Scarf

14. Vest

6. Shawl, poncho, ruana

15. Woven garment

7. Sweater, child

16. Yardage, salvage visible, identify intended usage

8. Sweater, man

17. Other miscellaneous

9. Sweater, woman


PREMIUMS: 4.00 2.50 1.50
CLASS NUMBER

18. Doll or Doll clothes

26. Purse

19. Fashion accessory

27. Sock, adult

20. Fingerless gloves

28. Sock, child

21. Gloves or mittens

29. Slippers, adult

22. Hat, adult

30. Slippers, child

23. Hat, child/baby

31. Table lines

24. Hat and scarf

32. Other miscellaneous item

25. Pillow



DIVISION D - HANDSPUN YARNS – 100 % handspun
*MUST include a minimum 50 yard skein with label attached, including fiber content (i.e. sheep, llama, alpaca, mohair, or other)
*Yard must be 100% handspun except lots 9 – 12
*Skein must be tied with 3 to 4 figure 8 ties and twisted for ease of handling

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00 1.50
CLASS NUMBER

1. Single ply – fine

7. 3 or 4 ply specialties - Knitting or Weaving

2. Single ply – medium

8. Novelties - fine

3. Single ply – heavy

9. Novelties - medium

4. Two or three ply – fine

10. Novelties - heavy

5. Two or three ply – medium

11. Natural dye lot

6. Two or three ply – heavy

12. Other than classified


DIVISION E - WOOL EQUIPMENT (HANDMADE)

PREMIUMS: 4.00 3.00 2.50
CLASS NUMBER
1. Large Article

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00 1.50
CLASS NUMBER
2. Small article

DIVISION F - ART PROJECTS (INCORPORATING WOOL)

PREMIUMS: 4.00 3.00 2.50
CLASS NUMBER
1. Large Article

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00 1.50
CLASS NUMBER
2. Small Article


DIVISION G - FELTED FROM FLEECE
DIVISION H - FELTED FROM YARN

For both classes use lots below

PREMIUMS: 4.00 3.00 2.50
CLASS NUMBER

1. Jacket

4. Three dimensional over 15”

2. Rug

5. Miscellaneous, large

3. Vest

PREMIUMS: 2.50 2.00 1.50
CLASS NUMBER

6. Scarves

11. Mittens

7. Foot wear

12. Purse

8. Hat

13. Toy animals, dolls

9. Home décor – table runner, etc

14. Three dimension, under 15”

10. Jewelry

15. Miscellaneous, small


DIVISION J - FIBER RELATED EDUCATIONAL POSTER
Educational poster on some aspect of fiber and/or its use.

PREMIUMS: 4.00 3.00 2.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Youth
2. Adult


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