SAFF Fiber Arts Competition

New for 2020!  Two new categories this year……………………………………………… F6 Wet Felted & Needle Felted Combination and M1 Mixed

Fiber Media – an item containing a combination of techniques. Knitting, crochet, weaving, felting or a technique using fiber that does not fit into the other categories.

Enter the competition and receive recognition for your work and gain valuable feedback from the judges. Great opportunity to inspire others and show off your talent. Not to mention it is fun! Encourage friends and family to enter!

Fiber Arts Competition Rules

  1. Only ONE entry per category will be accepted. Maximum of FOUR entries total for the competition.
  2. Each entry must be made entirely by the entrant.  Handspun yarn must be spun by the entrant.  If not, enter in the commercial yarn category.
  3. Work must have been completed in the year since the last competition, October 2019
  4. There is a $3.00 entry fee per item. Make check payable to: SAFF
  5. Complete the entry form which includes your personal information, item category number, a brief description of the item, the fiber content of the item by approximate percentage, techniques/processes used in construction. For items entered in a Youth category include the age of the exhibitor as of SAFF 2020
  6. You must register your entries by completing the entry form and paying, online or mailing before Entries will not be accepted at SAFF that have not been pre-registered! Deadline to register with completed entry form and entry fee is October 20, 2020. Register online HERE

    Mail to: Robin Brooks, 99 Upper Moffitt Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

  1. Registered entries must be dropped off by Friday, October 23 at 12:00 noon – WNC Ag Center, Davis Arena. Hours for drop off are Thursday 1-5 pm, Friday 9-12 pm. Judging will take place on Saturday morning. Entries must be left on display until pick up at 12pm Sunday, no exceptions. If you want someone else to pick up your entry, please complete a release form when you drop off your entry.
  2. SAFF is not responsible for entries, but the room will be supervised during SAFF hours and locked after closing. SAFF is not responsible for loss or damage. Any items left after Sunday pickup will become the property of SAFF.
  3. Your entry item may be submitted by mail but must be received by October 19, 2020
    Mail To: Robin Brooks, 99 Upper Moffitt Road, Asheville, NC 28805. If you want your entry returned by mail, please include a self-address envelope/box with the correct postage. Your mailed entry must be accompanied by a Completed Entry Form and $3.00 fee per entry.
    Entry fees are non-refundable.

 Select from the following categories:

 Skeins

S1 Handspun Single
S2 Handspun Two Ply
S3  Handspun Three or More Ply
S4 Handspun Lace Weight, minimum 1 oz. or 25 yds.
S5 Spindle Spun Skein, minimum 1 oz. or 25 yds.
S6 Handspun Novelty/Art Yarn – techniques such as boucle, corespun, locks, etc.
S7 Novice Spinner (spinning less than one year) single or plied

 Knitting

K1 Hand Knitted Garment Using Handspun Yarn
K2 Hand Knitted Garment Using Commercial Yarn
K3 Hand Knitted Shawl, Scarf, Wrap, etc. Using Handspun Yarn
K4 Hand Knitted Shawl, Scarf, Wrap, etc. Using Commercial Yarn
K5 Hand Knitted Accessory – Hat, Gloves, Purse, Socks, etc. Using Handspun Yarn
K6 Hand Knitted Accessory – Hat, Gloves, Purse, Socks, etc. Using Commercial Yarn
K7 Machine Knitted

 Crochet

C1 Crochet Item Using Handspun Yarn
C2 Crochet Item Using Commercial Yarn

 Weaving

W1 Woven Wearable Item Using Handspun Yarn
W2 Woven Wearable Item Using Commercial Yarn
W3 Woven Household Item Using Handspun Yarn
W4 Woven Household Item Using Commercial Yarn

 Felting

F1 Needle Felted 2D Item
F2   Needle Felted 3D Item
F3 Wet Felted 2D Item
F4 Wet Felted 3D Item
F5   Knitted or Woven Item That Has Been Felted (Fulled)
F6 Wet Felted & Needle Felted Combination

 Repurposed Wool

RE1  Wearable Item Using at Least 80% Repurposed Wool (used coats, jackets, skirts, sweaters, etc.) for the construction. The remaining 20% need not be wool and can be new or used items for construction and embellishments.

RE2  Non-Wearable Item Using at Least 80% Repurposed Wool (used coats, jackets, skirts, sweaters, etc.) for the construction. The remaining 20% need not be wool and can be new or used items for construction and embellishments.

 

 Mixed Fiber Media

M1  Mixed Fiber Media – an item containing a combination of techniques. Knitting, crochet, weaving, felting or a technique using fiber that does not fit into the other categories.

 Youth – Aged 17 years old and younger by October 2020. No entry fee for Youth Categories.

Y1  Handspun Yarn Using Wheel or Spindle
Y2 Knitted Item Using Handspun Yarn
Y3 Knitted Item Using Commercial Yarn
Y4 Crochet Item Using Handspun Yarn
Y5 Crochet Item Using Commercial Yarn
Y6 Woven Item Using Handspun (warp may be commercial yarn)
Y7 Woven Item Using Commercial Yarn
Y8 Needle Felted Item
Y9 Wet Felted Item

Ribbons will be awarded for each category for First, Second and Third place. Best of Show will also be awarded.

Contest Manager: Robin Brooks

Any questions about the competition should be emailed to Robin at: fiberarts@saffsite.org
Subject Line: SAFF Fiber Arts Competition

The SAFF Fiber Arts Competition Committee welcomes your suggestions, recommendations, and constructive criticisms. We strive to make this competition enjoyable and inspiring for all involved.

Print and fill out PDF form or fill out web form below.

Fiber Arts Competition Entry Form

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