A team of one weaver and two spinners is all you need! Select a washed but uncarded fleece (lock structure should be intact) of sheep's wool, alpaca, llama, bunny, goat, any natural animal fiber will do. Design your scarf, warp your loom, practice hand carding, spinning and weaving and see if you can get it completed in two and 1/2 hours. Creativity of your team's name, theme, costumes and signage will give you a head start with the judges! Please be sure to read through the specifications and judging points system. Scarves will be auctioned off with proceeds to each team. Prize money and other awards will also be presented. There is a Team registration fee of $10.00 and team registration deadline has been extended to September 1. Click here Fleece to Scarffor more information and an entry form. Start practicing!
Three teams competed in the 2nd annual Fleece to Scarf Competition at the 2011 SVFF. Teams are comprised of a weaver and two spinners and a back up member. Following the competition and judging, there was a live auction of the scarves.
"Go Kool Jamz" from the Leesburg, VA area, placed first. This team had a male weaver using a rigid heddle loom and the two young ladies spinning. Their warp was dyed with Kool Aid and Walnuts.
"Team Uniquities" from the Vienna, VA area, placed second. This team of ladies participated in support of The Race for a Cure and donated their winnings to the Susan G. Komen fund.
"Warped Women" from the Warrenton, VA area placed third. This team used their winnings to bid on and win the second place scarf.
In addition to the overall competition, the judges awarded the Best Weaver prize money to the "Go Kool Jamz" weaver for his consistant beat, good selvedges and minimal errors. Best Spinning Team prize money went to the young ladies of "Go Kool Jamz" for their consistant individual spinning and their ability to spin the same thickness. They were also judged on their ability to keep the weaver supplied.
SVFF congratulates the teams and thank you to the three judges for jobs well done!
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