Our Fleece to Scarf and Spinning competition information!
Fleece to Scarf Competition
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Grandstand Stage
Once again we are happy to have our own Fleece to Scarf competition. Traditionally these competitions are titled “Sheep to Shawl,” with teams comprised of a shearer, weaver, and three spinners with four hours to complete. As autumn is not the normal time for shearing, we have condensed our contest to a shorn fleece of any fiber bearing animal which is spun into yarn and woven into a scarf with one weaver, and two spinners and 2 1/2 hours. Looms should be pre-warped with undyed yarn, and/or yarn dyed by a member(s) of the team, and/or yarn dyed by an SVFF vendor(s).
The guidelines were set forth as follows:
Teams will be judged on
- Team Work: costumes, sign, spirit in competition
- Craftsmanship: Spinners’ fiber preparation and consistency; and ability to keep weaver supplied. Weaver’s consistency, no threading or treadling errors, even beating, and even selvedges, with minimal drawin.
- Finished Scarf: Aesthetic appeal, drape, hand and appearance, finishing details, quality of fiber and time of finish.
Scarf Auction & Presentation of Awards:
Scarves may be auctioned following the competition.
All opening bids will begin at $45.00.
Each team will receive the total amount of the bid on their scarf.
To enter the Fleece to Scarf Competition, please fill out the following Google Doc form.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. (set-up 1:30) on the Grandstand Stage
- Participants must bring their own spinning wheels or spindles.
- Participants will use the provided carded or combed fiber.
- All participants must pre-register to compete, although if space allows, registration may take place the day of the event.
- There is NO entry fee.
Junior Competition - Participants must be under the age of 18.
Adult Competition - Participants must be 18 years or over.
Depending on the number of participants, competitions may run at the same time, or be split between Junior and Adult. Beginner
and Experienced divisions for each age group may also be established. (A Beginner has less than one year of spinning experience.)
• Junior participants will spin for 15 minutes.
• Adult participants will spin for 20 minutes.
• The resulting yarn is skeined, and measured for length.
In addition, each skein is also entered in the category of the contestant’s choice:
Category 1: most consistent yarn
Category 2: lumpiest yarn
Category 3: skinniest yarn
Category 4: fattest yarn
An additional prize will be given to the spinner with the most fiber spun.
Additional categories may be determined by the judges.
To enter the Spinning competition, please fill out the following Google Doc form.