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Jude Johnson
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2018 Department X

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FAIRGROUNDS Entry – Irwin Exhibits:

Friday, August 10, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Irwin Exhibits:

Tuesday, September 4, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 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.

NEW to enter – Fiber & Fleece Documentation Forms are required for all entries and must be completed to enter your items. Please fill out either the Fiber Documentation Form AND/OR Fleece Documentation 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
  • 03 Art fabric
  • 04 Wearable
  • 05 Interior textile accessories
  • 06 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
  • 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