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Welcome to National Make it with Wool!
This is the homepage of a sewing and designing competition that is supported by the American Sheep Industry. We hope that you will join us with your next inspiration in wool.

We also have a competition for college students in a design program, please see the page for fashion design competition for more information.

OBJECTIVES

 

  • To promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics, fibers and yarns.

  • To encourage personal creativity in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or felting with wool fabrics, fibers and yarns.

  • To recognize creative skills.

  • To develop life skills including:

♦being responsible for one’s self

♦being a good sport

♦accepting judges decisions

♦learning about and appreciating diversity


There are several age divisions in this competition-

 

  • Preteens: age 12 and under – Optional: This division may be divided into ages 5-7 (Young Sewers) and ages 8-12 (Preteens) – see additional information under “Optional Categories”

  • Juniors: ages 13-16

  • Seniors: ages 17-24

  • Adults: age 25 and older


  • Participants must compete in the state where they are a legal resident.

  • The contestant's age is as on January 1 of  the competition year

 

Anyone regardless of race, creed or sex who meets age and other guidelines may participate.


Participants must compete in the state where they are a legal resident.


Juniors, Seniors and Adults may enter:
  • One-piece garment: Dress, jumper, outerwear jacket, coat or cape.


  • Two-piece outfit: Coat, jacket, cape, blouse/shirt, vest or sweater WITH dress, jumper, skirt, pants or shorts.


  • Ensemble: 3 or more garments worn together at one time: Coat, jacket, cape, blouse/shirt, vest and/or sweater WITH dress, jumper, skirt, pants or shorts.


Preteens may enter:
  • Dress, jumper, skirt, pants, shorts, vest, sweater, shirt/blouse, jacket or a combination of garments.   



All garments must have been completed after January 1 of the competition year. Participants must select all fabrics, materials and supplies, and must sew, knit, crochet or felt all garments. They may also spin their own yarn and weave their own fabric. They may receive instruction and advice from parents, teachers or advisor.

Overall Judging Criteria 


Judges will consider:

  • Appropriate to contestant and contestant’s lifestyle

  • Fit and overall appearance

  • Coordination of fabric/yarn/fibers with garment style and design

  • Presentation of garment by contestant

  • Construction quality

  • Creativity in design and use of wool

  • Conveys/ promotes the beauty, comfort  and versatility of wool


Please note: The decision of the judges is final.