Make it with Wool

MIWW 2019 photo

When is the contest?

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Texas Fleece & Fiber Festival, Hill Country Youth Event Center, Kerrville, TX. Contestants should arrive at 8:30 am for check in. Judging starts at 9:30. Fashion show is at 1 pm. Event will be catered by Buzzee’s BBQ and The Pie Source.

Who can enter?

  • Preteens – age 12 and under
  • Juniors – ages 13 to 16
  • Seniors – ages 17 to 24
  • Adults – age 25 and older
  • The age category will be determined by your age as of January 1, 2020.

What can I enter?

  • Juniors, Seniors, Adults, and Made for Others may enter:
    • One piece garments: dress, jumpers, lined outerwear jackets, coats, and capes
    • Two piece garments: lined outwear coats, jackets or capes, blouse/shirt, vest, and/or sweater with dress, jumper, skirt, pants or shorts.
    • Ensemble = 3 or more garments worn together at one time
  • Pre-teens may enter: Dress, jumpers, skirt, pants, shorts, vest, sweaters, shirt/blouse, jacket or a combination of garments.
  • 3-D Art – all age groups
    • Sculptures and needle felted art
    • Items must be at least 80% wool and 80% hand felted
  • Wearable or Non Wearable Accessories
    • Vests, purses, hats, and jewelry
    • Wall hangings, pillows, quilts, rugs, etc made of 60% wool
  • Items must be completed after January 1 of the contest year

Examples of previous Texas state winners:

TMIWW 2014 jr P1030578 P1030599

What fabrics/yarns can I use?

  • 100% wool or wool blend (minimum of 60% wool or specialty fiber).
  • Specialty wool fibers include mohair, cashmere, alpaca, camel, and llama
  • The entire garment body (back, front and sleeves) must be wool or wool-blend fabric.
  • Trims, facings, linings, interfacings and underlinings may be fabrics other than wool or wool blends.

Texas State Prizes:

  • Cash, wool fabric, machines, and sewing notions.
  • Junior and Senior winners in clothing categories win an expense paid trip to the National Contest.

How can I enter?

  • Entry forms are located here: https://texasmakeitwithwool.com
  • Additional information and updates can be found on our Facebook page and Instagram page.
  • To enter the Texas Sewing contest, send your entry form, a $12 entry fee, and two 5”x5” material samples to Kathy Mews, 2922 Arnold Rd, Menard, TX 76859.
  • See entry form for details on entering the Fiber Arts contest.
  • Entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2022.
  • If you do not live in Texas, please visit the National Contest Website  for information on your state’s contest.

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