Judging Criteria & Rules
Judging Criteria: Judging is private and decisions are final
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. Fabric sample for testing should be 5″x 5″ and yarn samples should be 36 inches long. Reserve fabric for these tests. Contact your state director for more information.
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, 2018
The contest is divided into three parts:
Five divisions: Age as of Jan. 1, 2018
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)
Garment fabric/fiber must test out at 60% or more wool. Testing sample must be sent to NYS MIWW Director by October 1, 2018. See below.