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Make It With Wool contest set for Nov. 2

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports

The 2013 Make It With Wool contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton.

Each entrant will receive 2.5 yards of wool fabric from Pendleton Woolen Mills.

The contest gives 4-H members who have made a wool garment for fair the chance to show it off again or for an adult to create a new outfit and have the chance to win some great prizes, including a trip to the state contest in December in Casper. Scholarships, sewing machines and additional wool fabric will be given to winners at the state level, along with trips to the national contest, which will be in January in Charleston, S.C.

Categories include pre-teen, 12 years and younger; juniors, 13 to 16 years old; seniors 17 to 24 years old; and adults. At the district level, there is also a category for garments made for someone other than the seamstress.

No one will be turned away from the contest, but coordinator Patti Griffith said she would like entry forms as soon as possible to finalize plans for the contest.

Entrants may find entry forms at the Riverton extension office at 814 S. Federal Blvd., the Lander extension office at 130 Eugene St., or by contacting Griffith at sgriffith@wyoming.com or 856-8260.

Entries may be sent to Patti Griffith, 2090 Missouri Valley Road, Pavillion, WY 82523.

Participants need to include fabric swatches for the state and national level along with an entry fee of $15, which includes the $10 entry fee for the national contest and the $5 fee for the local contest.

Entrants also should send a 4-by-4-inch piece of their material as soon as possible to be tested for fiber content. The sample should be sent to the state director Lynda Jordan at 530 Beaufort St., Space 93, Laramie, WY 82072.

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