Have you heard about the Make it With Wool Competition? It's a national all-ages competition to promote the use of wool fabrics & yarns and encourage the handmade arts.
There's even a "made for others" & "designer" category. Or you can enter your wool accessories and housewares. Anything made from wool!
|Sorry for the dark pictures, the lighting in the room was terrible!|
|Niobrara County entries|
Each participant also received a 2 1/2 yd piece of gorgeous Pendleton wool! Many of this year's entries were made from prize wool from previous years.
One of my favorite outfits was this shawl/skirt set. Fringe can often go so wrong, but I think she did a beautiful job. And matching the plaids on a pleated skirt? Amazing!
I LOVE this cape! The blue buttons & hand dyed lining really make this garment extra special.
My entry was the Miette cardi I shared a few weeks ago.
When I was talking to the judges about my garment I couldn't tell if they were going to judge it well or not. They seemed impressed, but I wasn't sure how it would do once they picked apart the construction. As you can see (below) they loved the look & loved the construction as well. Or maybe they just didn't want to hurt a pregnant girls feelings. ;)
Mine was the only knitted garment entry so I automatically am qualified for the state competition, but after the wonderful feedback I received today I hope it does well in a few weeks too. This is the wool I received!
|Flowers on the snack table|
|Beautiful autumn arrangement|
If you like sewing or knitting with wool be sure to contact your local university extension office to get the info for next year's competition.