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FIBER & FLEECE

2017 Department X

FAIRGROUNDS Entry – Irwin Exhibits:

Friday, August 11, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Irwin Exhibits:

Tuesday, September 5, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Exhibitors may enter three items per class, but cannot place more than once per class. All entries must have been completed within the last year, appear new, and be clean. Soiled, smelly, or wet items will be disqualified. No “kit” projects allowed. All skeins of yarn should be a minimum 1 oz. or 100 yards approximately and the yarn needs to be tied in 3 places. No ribbon will be awarded without documentation.

IMPORTANT: Documentation information for all entries must be provided on the “Fiber & Fleece Entry Information Form

(1) Personal entrant number (do not write name on form)
(2) Description of preparation, including techniques and tools used
(3) Dyeing process, if applicable, including type of dye
(4) Sample of original fiber, swatch or yarn, and list content, fiber
(5) Specify Alaskan fiber, if used

Judging is on design, color, workmanship, finished appearance, difficulty of execution, and originality.

All divisions are open to all ages. If you are entering as a Junior, place the appropriate letter on the entry form under sub-category.

SUB-CATEGORIES:

A: Junior, ages 12 and under
B: Junior, 13 through 17

If sub-category is not specified, entry will be classified as OPEN.

Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged.

LOOM WOVEN

DIVISION 01: CLOTHING

Class:

01 Bag
02 Belt
03 Coat, jacket
04 Dress, skirt
05 Shirt, blouse
06 Scarf
07 Shawl
08 Vest, tunic
09 Other

DIVISION 02: YARDAGE

Class:

01 Clothing
02 Household
03 Other

DIVISION 03: HOUSEHOLD ITEM

Class:

01 Afghan, lap robe
02 Bed linens / covers
03 Pillow cover
04 Table linens
05 Towel
06 Wall art
07 Other

DIVISION 04: RUG

Class:

01 Balanced weave
02 Rag
03 Rep weave
04 Warp-faced
05 Weft-faced
06 Other

DIVISION 05: TAPESTRY

Class:

01 Wearable
02 Non-wearable
03 Wall art
04 Other

DIVISION 06: TRIANGLE LOOMS

Class:

01 Commercial yarns
02 Handspun yarns
03 Novelty yarns
04 Felted finished

NON-TRADITIONAL WOVEN, twining, plaiting, card woven, etc.

DIVISION 07: CLOTHING OR HOUSEHOLD

Class:

01 Wearable
02 Non-wearable
03 Wall art
04 Three dimensional
05 Other

DIVISION 08: BOBBIN LACE

Class:

01 Bookmark
02 Clothing
03 Edging
04 Motifs
05 Scarf
06 Other

DIVISION 09: PERSONAL CARDED FIBERS, ROVINGS, AND BATTS

Specify hand or machine

Class:

01 Alaska mix only
02 Blended smooth
03 Exotics
04 Mixed fibers
05 Novelty blended
06 Wool
07 Wool/Silk
08 Alpaca
09 Other

HANDSPUN SKEINS

DIVISION 10: HAND-PREPARED FIBERS – WHEEL
DIVISION 11: HAND-PREPARED FIBERS – SPINDLE
DIVISION 12: COMMERCIALLY PREPARED FIBERS – WHEEL
DIVISION 13: COMMERCIALLY PREPARED FIBERS – SPINDLE
DIVISION 14: DESIGNER, NOVELTY – WHEEL
DIVISION 15: DESIGNER NOVELTY – SPINDLE

Class:

01 Angora
02 Basts (flax, ramie, hemp, jute)
03 Blended fibers
04 Cotton
05 Dog or cat
06 Down (camel, yak, cashgora, cashmere, quiviut, pygora, llama, alpaca)
07 Hair (camel, yak, cashgora, cashmere, quiviut, pygora, llama, alpaca)
08 Man-made (tencel, acrylic, polyester, nylon, rayon)
09 Mohair
10 Navajo ply
11 Silk
12 Wool
13 Mixed fiber
14 Selective spinning for color purposes
15 Other

DYEING: HANDSPUN OR COMMERCIAL YARN OR FIBER

DIVISION 16: NATURAL DYES

Class:

01 Boiling
02 Fermentation

DIVISION 17: SYNTHETIC DYES

Class:

01 Dyed after spinning
02 Dyed fleece
03 Immersion dyeing
04 Multi dye pot dyeing
05 Over dye
06 One color saturated – solid
07 Painting color
08 Snow dyeing
09 Sun dyeing
10 Sprinkle dry dyeing
11 Squirt dyeing
12 Measured striping dyeing
13 Stripping
14 Variegated color dyeing
15 Other

DIVISION 18: FINISHED PRODUCTS FROM HAND DYEING

Class:

01 Belt
02 Blanket, afghan
03 Coat, jacket
04 Cowl, smoke ring
05 Gloves, mittens
06 Hat
07 Linens
08 Purse
09 Scarf
10 Shawl
11 Shirt, blouse
12 Socks
13 Slippers
14 Sweater
15 Three dimensional, non-wearable
16 Vest, tunic
17 Wall art
18 Yardage
19 Other

PRODUCTS USING HANDSPUN FIBER

DIVISION 19: HAND KNITTED / HANDSPUN
DIVISION 20: MACHINE KNITTED / HANDSPUN
DIVISION 21: WOVEN / HANDSPUN
DIVISION 22: WOVEN / COMBO COMMERCIAL / HANDSPUN
DIVISION 23: KNITTED / COMBO COMMERCIAL / HANDSPUN
DIVISION 24: OTHER TECHNIQUES USING HANDSPUN

Class:

01 Belt
02 Blanket, afghan
03 Coat, jacket
04 Cowl, smoke ring
05 Gloves, mittens
06 Hat
07 Linens
08 Purse
09 Scarf
10 Shawl
11 Shirt, blouse
12 Socks
13 Slippers
14 Sweater
15 Three dimensional, non-wearable
16 Vest, tunic
17 Wall art
18 Yardage
19 Other

FELTED

DIVISION 25: RAW FIBERS
DIVISION 26: KNITTED OR CROCHET
DIVISION 27: HANDSPUN WOVEN FABRICS
DIVISION 28: MACHINE KNITTED
DIVISION 29: NEEDLE FELTED

Class:

01 Belt
02 Blanket, afghan
03 Coat, jacket
04 Cowl, smoke ring
05 Gloves, mittens
06 Hat
07 Linens
08 Purse
09 Scarf
10 Shawl
11 Shirt, blouse
12 Socks
13 Slippers
14 Sweater
15 Three dimensional, non-wearable
16 Vest, tunic
17 Wall art
18 Yardage
19 Other

SURFACE DESIGN/EMBELLISHED

DIVISION 30: TRANSFORMATION OF CLOTH DYEING, BATIK, RESIST, PRINTING, BEADING, ETC.

Class:

01 Sculptural
02 Wall art
02 Art fabric
03 Wearable
04 Interior textile accessories
05 Other

DIVISION 31: PAPERMAKING

Class:

01 Single sheets
02 Book of all handmade paper
03 Sculptural
04 Wall art
05 Other

DIVISION 32: MIXED MEDIA, multiple fibers used in a finished piece.

Class:

01 Sculptural
02 Wearable
03 Non wearable
04 Wall art
05 Other

DIVISION 33: HANDMADE SPINNING AND WEAVING TOOLS FOR FIBER & FLEECE

Class:

01 Combs, carders. hackles
02 Loom
03 Needles – glass, wire, or wood
04 Niddy Noddy – PVC or wood
05 Spindles, with 1 oz. fiber on
06 Spinning wheel
07 Stitch markers
08 Other

COLLECTIONS (minimum 5 items)

DIVISION 34: SPINNING (1 ounce or 100 yards per skein minimum)

Class:

01 Different fiber skeins
02 Different spinning techniques
03 Designer skeins

DIVISION 35: DYEING (1 ounce or 100 yards per skein minimum)

Class:

01 Natural
02 Synthetic

DIVISION 36: FELTED

Class:

01 Wet GENEROUS SPONSOR
02 Needle

DIVISION 37: WOVEN

Class:

01 Loom
Class: 02 Tapestry
Class: 03 Continuous
Class: 04 Other

FLEECES

Enter a maximum of four fleeces per class. Fleeces must be no more than twelve months’ growth, as commonly measured by the wool trade. All wether fleeces in wether classes only. Enter each fleece in a clear plastic bag; one per bag. Do not include skirtings. Tag fleece with exhibitor name, breed and sex of fleece, division, and class number.

Definitions

Fine: Fine combing 64’s to 80’s
Medium Fine: Half-blood combing 60’s to 62’s
Medium: Blood combing 56 to 58’s & blood combing 50 to 54’s
Long: Low blood combing 46’s to 48’s; Common 40’s to 44’s; Braid, 36’s or coarser.
Natural colored: 30% or greater color content: solid white= 0%, solid black = 100%

FLEECE JUDGING INFORMATION

Judging criteria:

  • Quality or fineness typical of the breed
  • Evenness of quality or fineness throughout the fleece
  • Length and strength of staple
  • Estimated clean weight
  • Condition
  • Character, including crimp and color

Fleeces will be penalized if they:

  • Show paint or tar (except soluble branding fluids)
  • Show excessive dung locks or tags
  • Are discolored or clotted by excessive moisture
  • Show a weak staple or break in fabric
  • Contain excess burrs or other vegetable matter

DIVISION 38: WOOL, WHITE FLEECE
DIVISION 39: WOOL, WHITE FLEECE – RAM
DIVISION 40: WOOL, COLORED FLEECE
DIVISION 41: WOOL, COLORED FLEECE – RAM

Class:

01 1 to 6 Months – Lamb fleece
02 7 to 15 Months – Hoggit fleece
03 Off-white or cream Lamb fleece
04 Purebred, Fine
05 Purebred, Medium Fine
06 Purebred, Medium
07 Purebred, Long Wool
08 Market (Crossbred), Fine
09 Market (Crossbred), Medium Fine
10 Market (Crossbred), Medium
11 Market (Crossbred), Long Wool
12 Natural Colored, Fine
13 Natural Colored, Medium Fine
14 Natural Colored, Medium
15 Natural Colored, Long Wool
16 Wether, White
17 Wether, Natural Colored

DIVISION 42: ALPACA

Class:

01 White Huacaya
02 Colored Huacaya
03 White Suri
04 Colored Suri

DIVISION 43: LLAMA

Class:

01 White
02 Colored

DIVISION 44: EXOTIC ANIMAL FIBERS

Class:

01 Angora
02 Bison
03 Camelids
04 Cashmere
05 Cat
06 Dog
07 Mohair
08 Musk ox
09 Pygora
10 Yak
11 Other

SPECIAL AWARDS – FIBER & FLEECE

Outstanding entries will be recognized by these generous donors

Anchorage Weavers & Spinners Guild
Valley Fiber Arts Guild
Touch of Alaska
Ewenique Creations & Fibers

 

Superintendent

    

Jude Johnson
E-mail: judeinalaska@yahoo.com

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR