Fiber Competition

Fiber Registration Form

Superintendent:
Myra Ambrogi, PO Box 218, Oneco, CT 06373
(860) 564-1149  johnambrogi@yahoo.com

Fleece to Shawl Contestfiber
(Department 5 – Class 510 – Lot 1)
Sunday 10am – 2pm
From fleece to finished product.  The challenge of this team competition is to create a beautifully designed shawl and carefully finish the shawl in the shortest time possible, while surpassing in excellence those of the other teams.

Premiums:
1st – Rosette and $200
2nd – Rosette and $175
3rd – Rosette and $150

Entry form must include:  names, addresses and telephone numbers of:
Team captain and three additional members
DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF THREE TEAMS
(First three registrations received)

Mail registrations no later than August 1st to Myra Ambrogi

Contest Rules

  1. This is a team competition.  Each team consists of four members: three spinners and one weaver.  Only the designated spinners may spin and only the designated weaver may weave.  All members may card or wind bobbins.
  2. Each team will identify themselves with distinctive signs, banners and/or attire.
  3. Each team will begin with a wool fleece in lock formation, unwashed or washed and un-carded of any nature color. Natural dyed is accepted.
  4. Each team will supply all equipment; spinning wheels, loom, chairs, cards, flickers, bobbin winders etc.  No electric equipment or drum carders.
  5. All equipment must be set up and ready by 9:30 am.
  6. Team members may begin at 10:00 am at the signal of the judge and will stop at 2:00 pm at the signal of the judge.  Team members may not leave the area once competition begins.
  7. All equipment repairs during competition must be done by team members.
  8. A panel of two judges will judge the competition on the following basis: team identification, spinning, weaving, and design.  Each team captain will receive a copy of the judges score sheet once registrations are received.
  9. The finish shawl off the loom will be a minimum of 72″ long (excluding fringe) and 18″ wide or more.  Each shawl will have minimum of 5″ of fringe.
  10. Each team will supply their own warp and thread the loom prior to the contest.  The warp must be 100% wool or minimum 50% wool and up to 50% other natural animal fiber (ie: alpaca, silk, angora or mohair), hand-spun by team members or commercially spun.  Natural or dyed.  The set is at the discretion of team with a minimum of eight EPI.  All preparation must be done by team members.
  11. Weft thread may not be more than three times the diameter of warp thread.
  12. Upon completion of the shawl, the team capital will indicate to the judge and s/he will hand the shawl over to the judge for judging.
  13. All shawls will be judged.  Only shawls completed in the allotted four hours will be eligible for awards. 

Spinning Bee
Dept 5 – Class 511
Friday 6pm

From fiber to yarn.  The challenge of this event is for participants to demonstrate their spinning skills with either a spinning wheel or drop spindle. Send entry form to Myra Ambrogi. Entry form must include:  names, addresses and telephone number. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER.

1.  Contestants must bring their own spinning wheel or drop spindle.
2.  Contestants must bring their own prepared fiber of choice.
3.  Each class will consist of a 15 minute spinning period.

Lot 1—Longest yarn-consistent-Spinning Wheel
Lot 2—Longest yarn-consistent-Drop Spindle
Lot 3—Thick and Thin Yarn (either)
Lot 4—Finest Yarn (either)

Premiums for Lots 1, 2, 3, 4:
1st: Rosette & $35,
2nd: Rosette & $25
3rd: Rosette & $15

 

Fleece to Scarf Competition
Dept. 5-Class 512
Saturday 10am–2pm

Sponsored by Yankee Fiber Friends
Supt. Myra Ambrogi, PO Box 218. Oneco, Ct 06373
(860) 564-1149 johnambrogi@yahoo.com

From processed roving to a completed product. The challenge of this team competition is to create a beautiful designed wearable article and carefully finished in the shortest time possible, while surpassing in excellence those of the other teams.

Premiums:
First Place $150
Second Place $125
Third Place $100

DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF THREE TEAMS
(First three registrations received)

Mail team information including name address and phone number of captain and names of team members no later than August 1st to Myra Ambrogi
P.O. Box 218
Oneco, CT 06373
johnambrogi@yahoo.com

Contest Rules

  1. This is a team competition. Each team consists of four members:  spinners and knitters (or crochet). All members may participate in preparation, spinning and completion of articles
  2. Each team will identify themselves with distinctive signs, banners, and/or attire.
  3. Each team will begin with processed roving in the fiber of their choice. Each team will supply all equipment; spinning wheels, chairs, cards, flickers, knitting needles or hooks. No electric equipment or drum carders.
  4. All equipment must be set up and ready by 9:30 a.m.
  5. Team members may begin at 10 a.m. at the signal of the judge and will stop at 2:00 p.m. at the signal of the judge. Team members may not leave the area once competition begins.
  6. All equipment repairs during competition must be done by team members.
  7. The competition will be judged on the following basis: team identification, spinning, knitting/crocheting technique, and design/creativity. Teams may use their own interpretation of a wearable article; however it must be something to such as scarf, hat, mittens shawl or any combination. Each team captain will receive a copy of the judges score sheet once registrations are received.
  8. Needles may not exceed #15 needles or # N  10mm crochet hook..
  9. Upon completion of the article, the team capital will indicate to the judge and s/he will hand the article over to the judge for judging.
  10. All articles will be judged.  Only completed articles in the allotted four hours will be eligible for awards.

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