Monday, April 28, 2014

Blue Ridge Fiber Show

Deadline: August 1, 2014 {RECEIVE}

Blue Ridge Fiber Show
An International, Biennial Celebration of Fiberarts

Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild
North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, NC
October 4, 2014 to January 6, 2015

The purpose of the Blue Ridge Fiber Show is to encourage and support hand loom weavers, spinners and felters at all levels and to increase public awareness of their work.

Amateur, Professional and Junior Divisions are in the following Main Categories:

a. Hand Weaving Category - includes textiles created on an Entrant controlled loom and involves interlacing (not inter-looping) two or more sets of elements at right or oblique angles to each other.

1. Accessories (wearable) - scarves, shawls, purses, jewelry, liturgical, etc.
2. Decorative Functional (home decor) - linens, rugs, pillows, afghans, etc; excludes off-loom basketry.
3. Decorative Non-Functional - wall hangings other than tapestries, 3-D work, etc; excludes off loom basketry.
4. Constructed Clothing – cut and sewn garments made from at least 75% handwoven cloth.
5. Yardage - Minimum 18 inches (45.7 cm) width, 3 yards (2.7 m) length; maximum 60 inches (1.5 m) width, 10 yards (9.1 m) length, 40 pounds (18.1 Kg) weight. Entry must include an 8" x 8" (20.3 cm square) handling piece.
6. Tapestries – defined as weft faced textile using discontinuous wefts.

b. Spinning Category - Plant, animal or synthetic fibers twisted together to form yarn. Characteristics of spun yarn vary based on the material used, fiber length and alignment, quantity of fiber used, and degree of twist.

Hand Spun Yarn Into a Project - Entry must be a completed project using 100% hand spun yarns of plant, animal or synthetic fibers.

c. Felting Category - Technique that produces a non-woven sheet of matted material which is most frequently made from wool, hair or fur created by the entanglement of a mass of fibers that takes place when heat, moisture and pressure are combined. Includes needle felting. “Fulling” is excluded.

1. Decorative - Figures, animals, sculptural, wall hangings, etc.
2. Accessories (wearables) - Scarves, shawls, purses, jewelry, liturgical, etc.
3. Garments - Fully executed garment, can include techniques such as nuno, traditional wet felting, needle felting, and/or in combination with other fabric.

The WNCF/HG intends to grant recognitions and monetary awards.

Entrants may submit up to two entries per Main Category (weaving, spinning, felting). One form may be used for up to two entries. Each pair of entries requires a separate form and separate non-refundable fee of $30 (Amateurs and Professionals) or $10 (Juniors). Fee may be check or money order in US funds.



Spinning Category Entry Form.pdf
Weaving Category Entry Form.pdf
Felting Category Entry Form.pdf

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