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Handwork, Knitting & Crocheting, Sewing

Date: Sept 27 - Oct 01, 2017

CHAIRPERSON: Isabel Ibarra


Entries will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27th. Judging will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 27th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The screening committee and/or the Chairperson will determine whether to accept entries, after inspection, and their decisions are final.

All entries must be picked up on Sunday, October 1st, between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. or Monday, October 2nd, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.

All entries must have been made within the past calendar year (October 2016 – September 2017) and may not have been entered in the fair in previous years.

HANDWORK, KNITTING & CROCHETING DIVISION:

Articles that are soiled or unfit for exhibit will not be accepted. Articles that appear worn, that are deemed unfit, not handmade or not created within the past calendar year with not be accepted. Chairperson's decision is final. All articles must be handmade, not sewn on a machine with a maximum of (5) entries accepted per person present.

All categories are eligible to compete for tri-color, blue, red, and white ribbons. Trophies will be awarded to Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Handwork. Age categories include: 1) Adult and 2) Youth (up to age 18 as long as they are enrolled in school).

HANDWORK, KNITTING & CROCHETING CATEGORIES:

  • 1) EMBROIDERY: Bedspreads, Center pieces, Doilies (1), Tablecloths, Luncheon Sets, Guest or Tea towels (2), Scarves, Pillow cases (1 set), Samplers, Aprons, Chair sets (2), Smocking, Sheets, Candle wicking
  • 2) CROSS-STITCH, COUNTED CROSS-STITCH (framed and unframed)
  • 3) KNITTING: Sweaters, Socks, Dresses/Suits, Accessories (hats, bags, gloves, etc.), and Doilies
  • 4) BABY-INFANT HANDWORK: Baby clothing (sets), Bibs, Afghans, Blankets, Accessories (booties, hats, etc.)
  • 5) MISCELLANEOUS CROCHETING: Center pieces, Doilies (1), Chair sets (2), Tablecloths, Accessories (hats, bags, gloves, etc.), Sweaters, Stoles, Collars, Dresses, Hankies (1), Edgings (1 yard or more)
  • 6) CROCHETING: Afghans, Bedspreads
  • 7) HAND QUILTING: Appliqué, Patchwork (pieced), Clothing, Wall hangings
  • 8) MISCELLANEOUS: Pin Cushions, Bottle covers, Pillows, Needlepoint, Rugs, Hand-weaving and Tatting, Fibers, Fleeces, and Wools, etc.

SEWING AND CLOTHING DESIGN DIVISION:

All entries must have been made within the past calendar year (October 2016 – September 2017) and may not have been entered in the fair in previous years.
Articles that are soiled or unfit for exhibit will not be accepted. Articles worn, that are deemed unfit, not hand created or not created within the past calendar year will not be accepted. Chairperson's decision is final.

A trophy will be awarded for “Best of Show” in each of three categories: (1) Sewing – Adult, (2) Sewing – Youth (up to age 18 as long as they are still enrolled in school), and (3) Non-Clothing. Decorated/Embellished Clothing, and Non-Clothing. Tri-color, blue, red and white ribbons will also be awarded.

The garment entered must be the work of the exhibitor, must be handmade, hand or machine sewn and must be in excellent, wearable condition. All garments must be entered on a hanger and labeled with the initials of the exhibitor, age, and class group.
All entries must have been made within the past calendar year (October 2015 – September 2016). Entries will be judged on general construction of each garment, neatness of stitches, finishing details, and overall quality and appeal. All garments must be accepted by the screening committee at the Chairperson’s discretion. A maximum of FIVE (5) entries per person present on Wednesday at time of entry will be accepted.

SEWING CATEGORIES:
1) Handmade – Hand or machine sewn garments: dresses, sportswear, loungewear, vests, evening wear, shirts, coats (lined and unlined), suits (lined and unlined) , and children’s clothing
2) Decorated/Embellished Clothing – The entire garment must be handmade: vest (hand-sewn) with embellished works, embroidery, smocking, cut work & ribbon inserts (all sewn in place), use of rick-rack (sewn in place) and other ribbon detailing, any combination of the above handwork or embellishing. NOTE: No computer generated machine sewn embroidery will be accepted.
3) Non-Clothing Class – Any non-clothing article, machine sewn: wall hanging, doll clothes, pillows, machine sewn quilts, miscellaneous sewn crafts of cloth that are accepted by the screening committee and the Chairperson


THE COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS, THEFT, OR DAMAGE TO ANY ENTRY.
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