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Handmade Item Competition

Page Last Updated: 11-Apr-17

What You Will See

Displays of pre-judged works. Read the Rules and start working on your items now to submit your best work for competition. Youth Competitions! 16 yrs old and younger.

Prizes

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 Youth Item: $25.00 plus rosette 
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 "Suzan Stapleford Memorial Award" for best skein spun on a drop spindle
  •  Bosworth Spindles is offering one of their spindles as Second Prize for a drop spindled skein!
  • Ulster County Handspinners Guild: $25.00 for best handspun handmade article

Rules

RULES FOR BOTH SKEIN and HANDMADE ITEM CONTESTS:

1. Entry fee of $3.00 per item and registration forms must be postmarked by October 1, 2017.  Please make check payable to Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association (or just "DCSWGA").

2. Items must be completed after November 1, 2016 and prior to October 19, 2017.

3. Entries must be checked-in between 8:00 am and 12:30 pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 and remain on display until 3:00 pm Sunday October 22, 2017; 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 1, 2017, 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 22, 2017, between 3:00 and 4:00 pm unless prior arrangements are made.  Festival staff is not responsible for unclaimed items left after 4:00 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!!

CARD #1, 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.

CARD #2, 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. 

DEFINITION:  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 (entrant).
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.

PRE-REG REQUIRED CONTEST
HANDMADE ITEM COMPETITION

Department 110

CLASS

013  2017 Featured Item - BAG - Youth. One entry per person per category.

014  2017 Featured Item - BAG Adult (aged 17 and older) - One entry per person per category.

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

016   Featured Breed Item - GOTLAND.  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 OR lace crochet - Small item (scarf, etc.)

036   Lace Knitting OR lace crochet  - 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

Youth Competitions - 16 years and younger.

Class 013  2017 Featured Item.  BAG. Any technique.  One entry per person per category.

Class 042  Youth Handknitted.  Small items (i.e. socks, hats, mittens, scarves and any item the judge decides should be included in this class.)  Handspun

Class 043 
Youth Handknitted.  Small items ( i.e. socks, hats, mittens, scarves and any item the judge decides should be included in this class.) Commercial

Class 044 
Youth Handknitted.  Large items ( i.e. sweaters, ponchos, afghans, blankets, etc. and any item the judge decides should be included in this class.)  Commercial

Class 045 
Youth Handcrocheted.  Small items (i.e. socks, hats, mittens, scarves and any item the judge decides should be included in this class)  Handspun

Class 046  Youth Handcrocheted.  Small items (i.e. socks, hats, mittens, scarves and any item the judge decides should be included in this class).  Commercial

Class 047 
Youth Handcrocheted.  Large items (i.e. sweaters, ponchos, afghans, blankets, etc. and any item the judge decides should be included in this class.)  Commercial

Class 048 
Youth Needle/Pinfelted  Small items (and any item judge decides should be included in this class. Non-fiber accents allowed, ex. whiskers, beads for eyes, wings, dinosour teeth, etc. 95% of item should be natural fiber)

Class 049 
Youth Needle/Pinfelted  Large items (and any item judge decides should be included in this class. Non-fiber accents allowed, ex. whiskers, beads for eyes, wings, dinosour teeth, etc. 95% of item should be natural fiber)

Class 050 
Youth Fulled (defined)  Small items (and any item judge decides should be included in this class.)

Class 051 
Youth Fulled (defined)  Large items (and any item judge decides should be included in this class.)

 

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