Virtual Micro Sheep-to-Shawl Competition
What in the world is a micro sheep-to-shawl competition?
And how do you compete virtually??
We’re so glad you asked!
A Sheep-to-Shawl competition is a staple of so many fiber festivals we wanted to add one to Fiberworld. Since our attendees can be all over the world but a key part of a Sheep-to-Shawl competition is that the whole project happened in real time during a portion of the show, we came up with an innovative Micro Sheep-to-Shawl Competition!
Here's How It Works:
The Carder will start with 3 batches of raw washed fleece of at least .5 oz each. PRIOR to the show they will prep 2 batches and send them to The Spinner.
The Spinner PRIOR to the show will spin 1 batch and send it on to The Weaver/Knitter/Crocheter.
The Weaver/Knitter/Crocheter waits and admires the beautiful yarn.
At this point, your team is ready for the competition.
During the show each role will card, spin, and create a mini shawl in turn while special guest judges provide live commentary and the audience watches and cheers. Teams will be judged on time and quality of finished item.
- A Full Fleece
- Prepared Spinning Fiber
- Handspun Yarn
Registration fee is $15/team
Your Responsibilities as a Team:
- Sign up
- Assign a Team Captain as the contact for Fiberworld
- Acquire the appropriate amount of raw washed fleece
- Coordinate prepping 2 batches of fiber; one to the “to be spun” stage and one to the “to be woven/knit/crocheted” stage
Please email email@example.com with any questions .