To promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns
To encourage personal creativity in sewing, knitting and crocheting
To recognize creative skills
To develop life skill, including: being responsible for one's self, being a good sport, accepting the judges decisions and learning/appreciating diversity
Appropriateness to thecontestant's lifestyle
Coordination of fabric/yarn with the garment's style and design
Quality of the garment's construction
Self-testing is recommended. Additional testing will be done prior to state and national contests.
Fill out an entry form and follow the instructions for mailing and submitting fees.
You may enter more than one garment, using a separate form for each entry.
Junior and Senior state winners will advance to the National Competition
Adult state winners will send a 5" x 7" photo and video (maximum three minutes)
to the National Photo Competition. National Adult winner will receive a trip to the
Fabrics, sewing books, equipment, and notions are awarded at state and national levels
Scholarships are awarded at the national level
- $2,000 American Sheep Industry Women (Junior & Senior winners)
- $1,000 Mohair Council of America
(Junior or Senior Award for complete garment made of mohair)
- $1,000 Pendleton Woolen Mills (Junior winner)
- $1,000 American Wool Council (fashion/apparel design)
- Exemplary Construction (Sew News Magazine)
- Machine Embroidery (Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine)
- Vogue/Butterick Pattern Use
(sewing machine from White Sewing Machine Company)
- Use of a Clair Shaeffer's "Custom Couture Collection"
pattern from Vogue Pattern Company
- $500 cash award/credit for original design and international exposure for use
of Cestari pencil roving with Cestari yarn in a knitted or felted garment.
* Cestari, LTD retains ownership of original pattern and garment.