Judging Criteria & Rules

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, Meegan Veeder Shave, with $5 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)

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.

Also, it can be sewn from sheep's hide.

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, 2017


This year the National Make It with Wool National Finals will be held on Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2017 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:


    Entry Forms


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