Entries sought for Make it with Wool Contest

Sep 20, 2015 From staff reports

Wool-loving fiber artists of all ages are being called to enter the Riverton area's 2015 Make it with Wool Contest in November.

The contest starts at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 and will be at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., in Riverton.

This year's contest also features a wool swap from 10 a.m. to noon the day of the competition. Community members and former contestants are welcome to donate lengths of wool or wool garments to the exchange.

Wool contest entries must be 60 percent or more wool, and all wool must be tested. Participants should send their wool samples to the state director by Nov. 1. The 4- by 5-inch samples and $4 testing fee should be sent to Lynda Jordon Johnson, P.O. Box 215, Encampment, WY 82325.

The age categories for the contest are preteens, 12 years old and under; juniors, 13 to 16 years old; seniors, 17 to 24 years old; and adults, 25 years old and older.

Categories for garments include one-piece items, two-piece items and ensembles, which consist of three or more garments worn at the same time.

Wearable accessories made for others, such as a child's dress or a man's shirt, may be entered in a separate category.

All entrants at the district level receive a 2.5-yard length of wool from Pendleton.

Winners from the district contest advance to the state competition in December in Casper, and those winners will win a trip to the national contest in January in Scottsdale, Ariz. Thousands of dollars in prizes are offered at the state and national levels.

District entry forms can be obtained at the Riverton or Lander UW Extension offices or by contacting Patti Griffith at 856-8260 or sgriffith@wyoming.com.

For more information about submitting quilt, afghan, knitted and crocheted wearable apparel, contact Lynda Jordan Johnson at 399-6723 or lyndajane13@aol.com.