Competitions

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Fleece, Skein, & Fiber Art  Competitions

Competitions are held in the Special Exhibit Hall

Competition entries will be accepted:

Thursday 4‐7 P.M. (the week of the festival)

During the festival:

Friday 10‐4 P.M. & Saturday 9‐11 A.M.

All items need to be picked up by 4 P.M. Saturday after they have been judged. 

 

Adult: (18 years and older)

  • Fleece Wool (sheep)

  • Fleece Exotic (alpaca, llama, goat, angora)​

  • Fiber Arts ‐ 2 Divisions: Advanced & Beginner* with 7 Categories in each division:

  1. Wet Felted Item

  2. Needle Felted Item

  3. Fulled Knitted/Crocheted Item

  4. Knitted Item

  5. Crocheted Item

  6. Woven Item

  7. Other (Rug Hooking or Wall Hangings)

  • Skein ‐ 2 Divisions: Advanced & Beginner* with 7 Skein Categories in each division:

  1. Fine‐Single 

  2. Fine‐Plied

  3. Medium‐Single

  4. Medium‐Plied

  5. Bulky‐Single

  6. Bulky‐Plied

  7. Novelty

*Beginner = Less than 1 year experience

 

Youth: (under 18 years of age)

  1. Fiber Arts ‐ All Fiber Arts judged in one category

  2. Skein ‐ All Skeins judged in one category

 

Ribbons and Premiums:

Each category and in each division:  1st place ‐ $5.00   2nd place ‐ $3.00
 

Grand Champion: $20.00
5 Grand Champions will be awarded, one for each of the following:

  1. Fleece Wool

  2. Fleece Exotic

  3. Adult Fiber Arts: Beginner & Advanced combined

  4. Adult Skein: Beginner & Advanced combined

  5. Youth Fiber Art & Skein: Selected from pooling together all youth entries from both categories

 

General Rules and Requirements:

  • Competition entries will be accepted in the Special Exhibits Hall on Thursday 4‐7 P.M., Friday 10‐4 P.M., and Saturday 9‐11 A.M.

  • Entry Fees are WAIVED for 2022!!!  Thank you to our generous sponsors!

  • Judging for the Fleece Competition will start Saturday at 11 A.M. in the Special Exhibits Hall and viewing of the Fleece Competition is encouraged.

  • Judging of the Skein, & Fiber Arts Competitions will be completed by 2 P.M. on Saturday, at which time winning entries will be announced.

  • Pick Up: Entrants in all competitions must pick up their items on Saturday from 2 P.M. ‐ 4 P.M. Any items not picked up will become the property​ of HHFF, Inc.

  • Every effort will be made to safeguard each entry; however, HHFF, Inc., assumes no responsibility for damaged, lost, or stolen entries.​

Individual competition rules and requirements as follows

Skein Competition

  • All yarns must have been spun within the past 3 years.

  • Skeins must weigh at least 2 oz. and be tied with 3 figure‐8 ties.

  • Fiber content must be included on entry tag.

  • Intended use and skein weight/yardage must be included on entry tag.

  • Skeins must not display labels, tags, or any identifying markers.

Fiber Arts Competition

  • Fiber arts items must have been completed within the past 3 years.

  • Fiber content must be included on entry tag.

  • Techniques used must be listed on entry tag.

  • Items must not display labels, tags, or any identifying markers.

Fleece Competition

  • All fleece must be from the 2021/2022 shearing season with no more than 14 months growth.

  • The animal must be owned by the exhibitor.

  • All fleece must be skirted and free of chaff, burrs, and second cuts.

  • Fleece must be presented in clear plastic bags.

  • Fleece entered into the contest can also be sold through the HHFF Fleece Sale.​​​

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Thank you to our generous Competition Sponsors!

Tabby Tree Weavers

The Fiber Seed

Artisanal Yarns

Black Cat Fibers

Circle PR Homestead

Forget Me Knot Fibers

Heart Felt Creations

Rainbow Rapunzel

Shiny Dime Fiber Arts

T & H Fiber Works

Yarn Adventure Truck

Leading Men Fiber Arts

Black Sheep Fiber Emporium

Purveyor of Fine Yarns

English Blue Ribbon Farm

Want to become a Competition Sponsor? Email us:

hoosierhillsfiberfestival@gmail.com

Fleece Sale

Sale Hours: Friday 10 A.M. ‐ 4 P.M. & Saturday 10 A.M. ‐ 4 P.M.
Do you have fleece available for sale but aren’t able to have a booth at our festival?

Drop them off and we’ll do the work for you!

  • Check‐in for sale‐only fleece: Thursday 3 P.M. ‐ 7 P.M. & Friday 10 A.M. ‐ 2 P.M.

  • Each fleece must be in its own clear plastic bag.

  • Fleece must be skirted.

  • "Dirty" fleece, or those with excessive vegetable matter, will not be accepted.

  • The price of the whole fleece is set by the exhibitor at check‐in.

  • HHFF, Inc. will retain a 10% commission from each fleece sold to help cover premiums and ribbons.

  • Unsold fleece must be picked up by 4 P.M. on Saturday.

  • Any uncollected fleece will become the property of HHFF, Inc.

  • For more information email: VolunteerHHFF@gmail.com