Monday, April 09, 2012

Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2012

Deadline: August 10, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Blue Ridge Fiber Show 2012
... an international, biennial celebration of fiberarts
Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild
The North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, NC
October 2, 2012 - January 2, 2013

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

RULES (truncated)
• 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).
• Entries must be original in concept and design except where traditional drafts are used and noted.
• Entries must have been completed within the last two years.

CATEGORIES 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.

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.

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.

Subcategories are listed in the prospectus and the individual entry forms.

Awards are in listed the prospectus.

Download the following:

Prospectus/Rules of Entry:

Hand Weaving Entry Form:

Felting Entry Form:

Spinning Entry Form:

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