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Fiber Arts Competition

Please register online (below).

ALSO please also fill out and PRINT an Entry card for EACH item  – to be turned in with your entry. 

Judges to be announced.

There are categories for adults and youth (age 18 or younger as of 1/1/2024).

How To Enter

  • Each article must be made by entrant alone (between March 2023-March 2024).
  • An entry form and entry fee must be submitted with each entry.
  • The fee is $2 per item for adults;
    youth – no charge.
  • Checks may be made payable to Carolina FiberFest.
  • Entrants may submit items in as many categories as they wish but only two items per category.
  • Each item may be entered in only one category.
  • All entries must be clean and odor-free.
  • Skein entries are to be made into a 1 1/2 yard or 2 yard hank tied in minimum of three places. Minimum weight 2 ounces per skein entry.

Download, and Print an Entry Card for each item.

Entries must be hand-delivered to the Fiber Arts Competition Room at the following times: Thursday, March 7, 2024 between 5pm-8pm and Friday, March 8, 2024 between 9am-10:30am

Judging will take place Friday from 10:30 am- 12 pm. Late entries cannot be accepted.

Categories

  • YS1. Singles natural or dyed
  • YS2. Plied, natural or dyed
  • YS3. Spindle spun (and plied) yarn
  • YS4. Novelty yarn (describe technique on entry)
  • YS5. Novice spinner (less than one year)
  • YK6. Knitted articles (from handspun yarn)
  • YK7. Knitted articles (from all other yarn)
  • YK8. Knitted articles designed by the knitter (any yarn)
  • YK9 Knitted 2023 Craft-Along Pattern
  • YC10. Crocheted articles (from handspun yarn)
  • YC11. Crocheted articles (from all other yarn)
  • YC12. Crocheted articles designed by the crocheter (any yarn)
  • YC13 Crocheted 2023 Craft-Along Pattern
  • YW14. Woven articles (any fiber)
  • YW15. Woven articles (from handspun)
  • YF16. Needle Felted items
  • YF17. Wet Felted items
  • YF18. Felted 2023 Craft-Along Pattern
  • YX19: Miscellaneous. (items that don’t fit into any of our other categories)
  • YS20. Singles natural or dyed
  • YS21. Plied, natural or dyed
  • YS22. Spindle spun (and plied) yarn
  • YS23. Novelty yarn (describe technique on entry)
  • YS24. Novice spinner (less than one year)
  • YK25. Knitted articles (from handspun yarn)
  • YK26. Knitted articles (from all other yarn)
  • YK27. Knitted articles designed by the knitter (any yarn)
  • YK28. Knitted 2024 Craft-Along Pattern
  • YC29. Crocheted articles (from handspun yarn)
  • YC30. Crocheted articles (from all other yarn)
  • YC31. Crocheted articles designed by the crocheter (any yarn)
  • YC32. Crocheted 2024 Craft-Along Pattern
  • YW33. Woven articles (any fiber)
  • YW34. Woven articles (from handspun)
  • YF35. Needle Felted items
  • YF36. Wet Felted items
  • YX37: Miscellaneous. (items that don’t fit into any of our other categories)
  • Entries must be submitted in the name of the mill or farm depending upon category. The entry will include the mill name if submitted by the mill  or farm and mill name if submitted by the farm.

    M21.  Farm Skeins – entered by an individual farm showing the quality of yarn produced from their fiber.
    M22.  Mill Skeins – entered by a mill demonstrating their best work.

FAQs

  • (To see the complete Judging Rubric, refer to the Entry Card)

    • Overall effect (complementary design, fiber, and color, if applicable)
    • Appropriate finishing
    • Execution and skill (free of mistakes, appropriate hand)
    • Appropriate embellishment
    • Special appeal/creativity
    • Originality of work

    The judges reserve the right to divide categories and to reassign entries to more appropriate categories.  The decisions of the judges are final.

  • Ribbons will be awarded for First, Second, and Third place in each category at the discretion of the judges. Entries and awards will be on display at the Fiber Arts Competition Area Friday from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am until 4:00 pm .
  • All entries will be on display at the Fiber Arts Competition Area during CFF hours.
    The display will be supervised by festival volunteers; however, CFF assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged entries, or for items not claimed by 5:00 pm Saturday (unless return by mail or UPS is arranged and paid for in advance by the participant).
  • Articles entered in the FiberArts Competition will be released at 4:00 pm Saturday March 9, 2024 and must be picked up by 5:00 pm.

    NO EARLY PICK-UPS ALLOWED!

    Items will be released only to the entrant or to a third party designated by the entrant on the entry form. Items may be returned by mail only if postage pre-paid, insured and addressed packaging is provided by maker at time of entry.
    Unclaimed items will become property of Carolina Fiberfest.