2023 Handcrafted Items & Skein Contest

Cash Premiums will be paid:

Handspun Skeins – Categories: Wool, Camelid, Angora, Other, Novelty

Large Wearable Items – Knit, Crochet, Woven (e.g. Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Ponchos, Skirts…)

Small Wearable Items – Knit, Crochet, Woven (e.g. Hats, Headbands, Socks, Scarves, Gloves, Mitts, Mittens, Wristlets, Handbags…)

Non -Wearable Items – Knit, Crochet, Woven (e.g. Stuffed Animals, Dolls, Toys, Table runners, Wall Hangings, Baskets…)

Felted Items – 2-D or 3-D Wet Felting or Needle Felting

Items may be dropped off at the festival either Friday evening September 8th from 3 pm to 6 pm (the Festival is not open but vendors will be setting up) or Saturday morning September 9th between 8 am to 11:00 am. Entries may also be mailed prior to the festival, please contact us for the mailing address.

HANDSPUN SKEIN RULES:

Skeins must be finished (i.e. washed, steamed) and securely tied in four places using a figure eight tie. Skeins must be 1 to 2 yards in circumference and consist of at least 50 yards of yarn, except novelty yarn where a minimum of 15 yards is permitted. Skeins should be a balanced yarn.

May be natural colored or dyed. All skein entries must have been completed since the 2022 festival and must be the work of the entrant. Limit: One entry per contestant for each skein category.

LARGE WEARABLE ITEMS RULES:

All entries must be completed after the 2022 festival and must be the work of the entrant. May be knit, crochet or woven and made with handspun, mill-spun or commercial yarn(s) but that must be listed on the entry card. Contestants may enter up to 3 Items in this category, but they may not be the same type of item. Example: A contestant may enter a sweater, shawl and vest, but may not enter 2 sweaters. If 5 or more of a type of item is entered by 5 or more exhibitors those will be pulled into a category of their own to compete.

​SMALL WEARABLE ITEMS RULES:

All entries must be completed since the 2022 and must be the work of the entrant. May be knit, crochet or woven and made with handspun, millspun or commercial yarn(s) but that must be listed on the entry card. Contestants may enter up to 3 Items in this category, but they may not be the same type of item. Example: A contestant may enter a scarf, mittens and pair of socks, but may not enter 2 hats. If 5 or more of a type of item is entered by 5 or more exhibitors those will be pulled into a category of their own to compete.

FELTED ITEMS RULES:

All Felted entries must be completed since the 2022 festival and must be the work of the entrant. May be made in 2-D or 3-D Wet Felting or Needle Felting techniques with any fiber. Additional materials may be included, but 75% of the work must be natural fiber-based. Print out & attach the completed entry tag with fiber content and techniques used to create your project. If 5 or more of a type (2-D, 3-D Wet felted or Needle felted) is entered by 5 or more exhibitors those will be pulled into a category of their own to compete. Limit: Contestants may enter one item in this category.

A NOTE ABOUT YOUTH ENTRIES

If there are enough youth entries in a class, they will be divided into a separate division.

(Youth entries are 17 years and under.)

“FESTIVAL to FESTIVAL” CONTEST 2023

Project made with Fleece, Fiber or Yarn purchased at the 2022 Festival

If you purchased a Fleece, Fiber (roving, batts…) or Yarn from any of our Vendors, Fleece Sale, or Breed Display Shepherds. You were to receive a completed Proof of Purchase form from the seller. If you misplaced the form or did not receive one we will have an affidavit statement form for you to list which vendor you purchased from. Festival to Festival items should be entered in any of the listed contest categories at the 2023 Endless Mountains Fiber Festival. In addition to the primary category, they will then be judged in a separate festival-to-festival category.

Contest Rules & Entry Form – 2023 form coming soon
2022 Contest

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the 2022 WINNERS!

Category #1 – Handspun Skein – Wool

1st Place: Jordan Oakey

2nd Place: Kimberly Radcliffe

3rd Place: Dave Keefer

Category #2 – Handspun Skein – Camelid

1st Place: Pam Potts

2nd Place: Ellen McCrea

3rd Place: Mary Puglicse-Cobb

Category #3 – Handspun Skein – Angora

(No entries)

Category #4 – Handspun Skein – Other

1st Place: Linda Bauer

2nd Place: Liz Jackson

3rd Place: Tara Airel

Category #5 – Handspun Skein – Novelty

1st Place: Natalie Burger

2nd Place: Did Not Award

3rd Place: Terry Hornung

Category #6 – Large Wearable

1st Place: Jordan Oakey

2nd Place: Dawn Gilmore

3rd Place: Amy Burkholder

Category #6 – Sweaters

1st Place: Amy Burkholder

2nd Place: Jennifer Kemery

3rd Place: Victoria Boehmer

Category #6 – Shawls

1st Place: Beth Lutz

2nd Place: Ellen McCrea

3rd Place: Terry Hornung

Category #7 – Small Wearable

1st Place: Dawn Gilmore

2nd Place: Helen Griffiths

3rd Place: Renee Coy

Category #7 – Mittens

1st Place: Victoria Boehmer

2nd Place: Karen Konosky

3rd Place: Dave Keefer

Category #7 – Hats

1st Place: Kimberly Radcliffe

2nd Place: Terry Kessler

3rd Place: Bambi Ilku

Category #7 – Woven scarves/cowls

1st Place: Mary Puglicse-Cobb

2nd Place: Dawn Gilmore

3rd Place: Karen Konosky

Category #8 – Non-Wearable

1st Place: Helen Griffiths

2nd Place: Lura Trossello

3rd Place: Beth Lutz

Category #9 – Felted

1st Place: Denise Tarbox

2nd Place: Helen Griffiths

3rd Place: Beth Lutz

Category #9 – Felted – Youth

1st Place: Alexander Boehmer

2nd Place: John Boehmer

3rd Place: James Boehmer

Festival-to-Festival

1st Place: Amy Burkholder

2nd Place: Ellen McCrea

3rd Place: Jordan Oakey

2022 Contests