One amazing contest!

Make It With Wool is a unique competition opportunity for people willing to work with wool fabrics, yarns, and fibers.  Check the web page of Participating States to see if your state of residency is part of our family.

For anyone in a state without a contest, I encourage you to contact your state wool producers and growers group and let them know of your interest in competing.  While the national organization of American Sheep Industry Women oversees all the contests and provides the National Level of competition, the state contests are self-governing.  Your expressed interest does not guarantee the state will begin a contest.

States with contests do pay an annual fee to American Sheep Industry Women, have a State Director (sometimes District and/or Assistant Directors as well), provide a place for their annual competition, award prizes to contestants, and promote their contest.  Many states provide transportation for their top Junior and Senior to attend and compete at Nationals.

Make It With Wool is a volunteer organization that exists to promote the beauty and versatility of wool, encourages personal creativity, and aids in developing life skills.  There are age divisions as well as open classes sanctioned but not required by National Make It With Wool.

Feel free to leave a comment or question . . .

8 thoughts on “One amazing contest!”

  1. My state (NC) says that I need to complete an entry form and that the for is available from you. Where can I find that form? Also, do I have to make an entire outfit? If I enter in the accessories category do I also have to make a wool outfit?

    1. Yes, there is an entry form on the site — late me know if you have any problems printing it. The Accessory Division is judged on the accessory only and that needs to be from wool. Most states do not specify the outfit that the accessory is to be modeled with — be sure to check with your state director for their specific details..

    1. prizes at the state level are up to that State Director and usually run the spectrum of wool fabrics, sewing notions and tools, sewing resources, and other items with sheep on them.

  2. I am thrilled to see that this is still a viable contest! I was a finalist in Louisiana in the 70’s. I teach a Fashion Design class. I will see if my students want to enter!!

  3. My daughter will be attending Nationals in San Antonio in February 2018. I am looking for an itinerary for the event. Is there a fashion show/awards ceremony that family can attend? Any details of the event are greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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