Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Make It With Wool

The Wyoming Wool Growers Auxiliary is once more sponsoring the Make It With Wool contest, and the district level for Fremont County will be held on November 14, 2015 at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., in Riverton, WY.

A wool swap will be held this year from 10 a.m. to noon. Community members and former contestants are encouraged to donate lengths of wool or wool garments for the exchange.

Wool contest entries must be constructed from 60 percent or more wool, and all wool must be tested. Participants should send their wool samples to the state director by November 1, 2015. The 4 x 5 inch samples and $4 testing fee should be sent to Lynda Jordon Johnson, P.O. Box 215, Encampment, WY 82325 before the deadline.

A multiple range of ages may enter the contest: preteens, 12 years old and under; juniors, 13 to 16 years old; seniors, 17 to 24 years old; and adults, 25 years old and older.

Categories for garments include one-piece items, two-piece items and ensembles, which consist of three or more garments worn at the same time. Wearable accessories made for others, such as a child's dress or a man's shirt, may be entered in a separate category.

All entrants at the district level receive a 2.5 yard length of wool from Pendleton Woolens.

District winners advance to the state competition to be held in Casper in December. State winners are awarded a trip to the national contest in January in Scottsdale, Ariz. Thousands of dollars in prizes are offered at the state and national levels.

District entry forms can be obtained at the Riverton or Lander UW Extension offices or by contacting Patti Griffith at 856-8260 or sgriffith@wyoming.com or online here.

More information about submitting a quilt, an afghan, or knitted and crocheted wearable apparel can be obtained from Lynda Jordan Johnson at 399-6723 or lyndajane13@aol.com.

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