Fiber Arts and Yarn Show
focus of the Fiber Arts competition at Shepherds Extravaganza is to show case
the natural beauty of wool and the talent of the many local artists that work
show supports our local wool and fiber production industry through the special
acknowledgement of items made from a “Shepherd’s
Extravaganza” purchased fleece.
Entered items are judged by
Certified Judge using the NWRSA Judging criteria.
Superintendent is Sonja St. John (email@example.com)
prior arrangements are made with the Fiber Arts Superintendent:
to be judged must be delivered to the Fiber Arts Booth in the “J” Barn on
Wednesday April 19th between
may be picked up in the Fiber Arts booth in the “J” Barn on Sunday April 23rd
the entrant is unable to pick up their items they may designate another person
to pick them up at the time of entry, or
may send a written, signed, note complete with a telephone number with the
person they are requesting their items be released to.
items unclaimed more than 30 days may be donated to charity.
Liability Disclaimer releasing Shepherd’s Extravaganza from loss or damage to
the items must be signed by the entrant at the time of entry.
Fiber Art’s Department will continue to make every effort to protect and
handle your entries carefully.
category with less than 5 entries may at the discretion of the Fiber Arts
Superintendent be combined into an “Other” class for award of ribbons.
will cover: General overall
appearance, Preparation for exhibit (clean, not worn, properly skeined and
tied), suitability of yarn or fiber to item or technique, finishing (blocked,
ends woven in, no loose edges or threads, if felted or 3D all parts are firmly
Someone who has been working at the specific fiber craft for less than
one year and has not won a Rosette ribbon.
Someone who is under 16
years of age, or Someone under 18 years of age that has not won a Rosette
Someone who makes $250 or more a year on the same fiber art as entry.
(ie may be considered professional as spinner, but not as a knitter etc).
Competition is open to all Fiber
Please specify on entry form if you
fit into one of the defined categories.
All articles must be the handwork
of the entrant/s.
If item is a group project, state
all contributors names and what portion each person did.
If over 2 entrants Judging will be
at the Superintendent/Judges discretion).
Items may be entered for display
All articles submitted must have
been completed in the past year – Since April, 2016.
Items entered must be made from a
minimum of 50% wool or other naturally occurring fibers ( ie not rayonized
bamboo or soy).
All Finished items made with yarn
must be at least 50% Handspun yarn
Visibly soiled or worn items
(discretion of the Judge/Superintendent) will not be Judged
Attach a Fiber Arts Entry form to
each item. (available when you drop off your items).
Attach a small butterfly of yarn or
fiber sample used to all finished items.
Specify “wheel spun” or
Must be Handspun by entrant.
Skeins are to be 25-50 yards in
length. Skeins over 50 yards will be
judged, but will not be eligible for Champion/Reserve Champion ribbons.
(Exception: Spindle spun worsted
weight or larger may be submitted in one or two lengths of yarn tied together as
a single skein, one strand should be entire length of full spindle with addition
of “extra” to reach requirement. Please
state as such on entry form for Judge).
A 2 yard length skein is preferred.
A 1 yard length skein will be accepted on lace weight or finer yarns.
Skeins are to be tied with a
minimum of 3-4 figure 8 ties. Either
self tied (preferred) or individual ties of same/very similar yarn is
acceptable. (See links on bottom of
Skein needs to be accompanied by a
4x4 inch (before washing) or larger swatch.
Any technique or stitch pattern, and a sample of the fleece or fiber.
(Lack of a fiber sample will not count against the score but will prevent
quality of fiber prep to be considered in scoring by Judge.)
8. Here is a link for skein preparation
Wheel Spun Skein
Spindle Spun Skein
Rug Hooked Item