Oregon's Make It With Wool Contest

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Oregon Make It With Wool Contest Set for Dec. 6

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 2014 Oregon Make It With Wool Contest on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at the Eugene Hilton & Conference Center in Eugene, OR.

To enter, contestants must submit an entry form, plus a fee of $10 per entry, by Nov. 1, 2014. 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 cwloves2sew@yahoo.com, 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.