Oregon Junior winner, Angelique
Duckworth, was in the top 10
at the National contest in Reno
(Left) and Oregon Senior winner,
Rebekah Whittles placed 5th
runner up at the national
contest in January.
(applique, beadwork, embroidery, felting, etc.)
Best use of mohair
Best use of a retro pattern dated 1989
(must provide a copy of the pattern envelope 2to the
Best use of a Leanne Marshall by Simplicity pattern
(must provide a copy of the pattern envelope to the
Best recycled entry
(recycled material must pass the 60% minimum wool content and must submit a photo of the before product)
Spirit of Make it With Wool
There is still plenty of time for contestants of all ages to construct a stylish outfit of 100% wool, or a wool blend with at least 60% wool, before the 2015 Oregon Make It With Wool Contest.
To enter, contestants must submit an entry form, plus a fee of $10 per entry. Entry fees are submitted to the National Make It With Wool and are nonrefundable.
Entry forms, rules, and details about the Oregon Contest are available from Director, Chandra Worman at (541) 279-3442 or firstname.lastname@example.org, the office of Oregon Sheep Growers Association (503) 364-5462, or online: www.oregonmiww.com.
Contestants compete according to age divisions from preteen (age 12 and under) to adult. First, contestants model their creations, whether casual wear or formal dress, for a panel of judges. Next, the judges evaluate the construction of each garment. Judging is based on coordination of fabric/yarn with garment design, quality of construction, as well as the contestant’s presentation and creativity. In the afternoon, contestants rehearse for the evening Fashion show, where the final awards are presented. The Fashion show is presented to the attendees at the Oregon Sheep Growers Association Convention, but is open to contestants’ friends and family.
The Oregon Make It With Wool Contest has been promoting the beauty and versatility of American wool yarns and fabrics since 1947. The Contest encourages personal creativity in sewing, knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving wool fabrics and yarns. Major sponsors of the Contest are Oregon Sheep Commission and the Oregon Sheep Growers Association.