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.

Shawl should be 8″ (or desired width) by 24″ at least (or until you run out of yarn). Think “American Girl Doll size”

Grand Prize:

  • 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 note: Single-person teams ARE allowed. In this case, a team of 1 would start with .5 oz of fiber, card, spin, and knit/crochet/weave that fiber during the competition time. 

Warping of looms IS allowed prior to the competition. 

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Competition is Saturday, July 24th at 3PM EST

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