Page Last Updated: 04-Oct-23
The Make It with Wool Contest is an exciting opportunity for anyone who likes to work with wool; sewing, weaving, felting, knitting or crocheting. The contest has proven to be fun and educational.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS OF THIS YEAR'S CONTEST
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, 2022. See below.
Judging is private and decisions are final
How can I be certain my fabrics/yarns are wool?
Send a swatch prior to making your garment to the state director, Meegan Veeder Shave, with $7 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 Meegan Veeder Shave for more information.
The contest is divided into three parts:
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 skin, but may not be more than 50% of the garment.
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.
Participants must provide a 30-60 second commentary about themselves and their garment.
The garment must have been completed after January 1, 2019
Contact: Meegan Veeder-Shave
Make It With Wool NYS Director
National Coordinator Fashion/Apparel Design Competition
475 N. Quaker Lane
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Home Phone: 845-233-5739
This year the National Make It with Wool National Finals will be held on JANUARY 19-22, 2023 in Fort Worth, Texas. 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:
National Entry Forms
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Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023