Vermont Sheep & Goat Association Fiber & Yarn categories sponsored by the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association (VSGA).
Rules: 1. Contest is available to Vermont residents only. 2. Each entry must be wound into a skein of two-yard circumference and tied in two places. 3. Each entry must include a brief description of the fiber content and source, fiber preparation equipment/method(s), and yarn spinning/plying equipment/method(s). 4. Entries may be re-classed at the judge’s discretion. 5. Entries will be returned to those who entered.
Please remember to provide your name, address and contest category for each item entered. Skeins will be returned to owners after the Vermont Farm Show via U.S. Mail.
Handspun Fibers 180) One, 2-oz skein of white or natural color Vermont Wool Yarn – 2-ply Lace Weight (15 or more wpi.) 181) One, 2-oz. skein of white or natural color Vermont Wool Yarn – 2-ply Fingering or Sport Weight (12-15 wpi.) 182) One, 2-oz. skein of white or natural color Vermont Wool Yarn – 2-ply DK/Worsted Weight (8-12 wpi.) 183) One, 2-oz. skein of Llama, or Alpaca Yarn. Spinner’s choice. 184) One, 2-oz. skein of Novelty Yarn comprised of Vermont wool/alpaca/llama and/or other textile fibers. Spinner’s choice.
Vermont Wool means any breed of Vermont-sourced sheep wool and/or any breed of Vermont-sourced goat fiber.
Natural color means fiber that has not been dyed.
Spinner’s choice means any gauge and ply of yarn.
Novelty Yarn means yarn of an artistic nature that may include natural or synthetic dyes, unique spinning and plying methods, and/or unconventional materials.
Considerations for judging: Judges will evaluate the following properties of each skein: 1. Consistency and appropriateness of twist in the individual singles. 2. Consistency and overall balance of twist in the plied yarn. 3. Overall consistency of yarn diameter and grist. 4. Relation of the yarn to desired breed-specific qualities. 5. Tactile qualities: cleanliness, debris, drape, handle, and elasticity.
For more information: Michael Hampton, Vermont Sheep & Goat Association 802-734-8615 or firstname.lastname@example.org