Monday, December 01, 2008

Minnesota Alpaca Expo Fiber Arts Competition 2009

Deadline: March 6, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Minnesota Alpaca Expo Fiber Arts Competition 2009

Four Seasons Centre
Owatonna, Minnesota
April 3-5, 2009

Fiber Arts Judge: Kit Almich & Peoples Choice

Fiber Arts Divisions:
  1. Fiber Artist Beginner Youth - Age 18 and younger, working in the Fiber Art for less than 1 year.

  2. Fiber Artist Beginner Adult - Over age 18, working in the Fiber Art for less than 1 year.

  3. Fiber Artist Intermediate (Working in the Fiber Art for more than 1 year).

  4. Fiber Artist Advanced (Working in the Fiber Art for more than 1 year and has received a score of 90 or greater within a given class).

Fiber Arts Categories:
  1. All handwork - 100% handspun yarns with 100% handmade construction, and/or 100% hand-felted.

  2. Part or non-handwork - Use of commercially spun yarn and/or knitting machine made construction, and/or 100% hand felted.

  3. Partial or non-handwork - Less than 100% hand-felted.

Fiber Arts Groups:
  • Woven
  • Felt
  • Knit
  • Crochet
  • Lace
Fiber Arts Classes:
  • Accessories - Any Technique - Gloves, scarves, socks, and other small wearable items such as jewelry.

  • Shawls - Any Technique.

  • Hats - Any Technique.

  • Garments - Sweaters.

  • Garments - Vests.

  • Hearth & Home - Any Technique - Art and Toys (pictures, wall hangings, statues, etc.).

  • Hearth & Home - Any Technique - Home Furnishing (rugs, pillows, Afghans, etc.).

Rules: Fiber Arts Competition (truncated)
  1. All Entries, in all classes, must consist of 50% or more alpaca fiber.

  2. All Fiber Arts items must be one-of-a kind items crafted by the exhibitor.

  3. A maximum of 1 entry per division/category/group/class per exhibitor.

  4. Items must have been completed between April 4, 2008 and March 6, 2009.

  5. Each item must be accompanied by written description that provides construction details. The construction description requires, but is not limited to the following information: fiber preparation, fiber content, techniques used, patter designer, yarn used and intended use. This description will be included in the points for judging.

  6. Entry Fees: $10 per item for Fiber Arts Entry. This fee includes $3 AOBA fee.

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