Hand Craft Competitions 2019

 

The Hand Craft Competitions are a traditional favourite element of the SpinIN. Entries are free of charge and open to anyone.

Entries, accompanied by one completed entry form per item, must be received by Friday 22 February 2019. Please send your entries to:

Bothwell SpinIN Hand Craft Competitions
24 View Street
SANDY BAY Tas 7005

Registrations for The Highland Challenge will be available at the ‘Information Tent’ at the SpinIN.

 
Competition Classes

 

Class One: Lace Weight knitting hand spun: Article of your choice

Sponsor: The Alpaca Shoppe Deloraine

Prize: AU$50.00

Class Two: Lace Weight Knitting Mill Spun: Article of your choice

Sponsor: The Alpaca Shoppe Deloraine

Prize: AU$50.00

Class Three: Hand Spun Skein Art Yarn (minimum length: 5m)

Sponsor: Hansen Crafts LLC

Prize: AU$50.00

Class Four: Hand Spun Lace Weight from Fleece 18wpi or more (approximate weight: 50g)

Sponsor: Hansen Crafts LLC

Prize: AU$50.00

Class Five: Hand Spun Skein Medium Weight from fleece 11-17dpi, 8ply/DK (approximate weight:50g)

Sponsor Hansen Crafts LLC

Prize: AU$50.00

Class Six: Hand Spun Skein from Hand Dyed commercial top (approximate weight: 50g)

Sponsor Hansen Crafts LLC

Prize: AU$50.00

Class Seven: Hand Spun Skein from natural dye or dyes-please state dye(s) (approximate weight: 50g)

Sponsor Alpaca Shoppe Deloraine

Prize: AU$50.00

Class Eight: Weaving Rigid Heddle/Knitters’ Loom: Woven article of your choice

Sponsor: Northern Weavers HWSD Guild Launceston

Prize: AU$75.00

Class Nine Weaving on a Shaft Loom: Woven article of your choice

Sponsor: Northern Weavers HWSD Guild, Launceston

Prize: AU$75.00

Class Ten: Felted 40th Birthday Hat-Adult Entry

Sponsor: BIHSIFF Committee

Prize: TBA

Class Eleven: Felted Birthday theme badge or decoration-Child Entry

Sponsor: Bruce Nye NYECAM CNC Routing, (2D and 3D machining)

Prize: $50.00 book voucher

 

The Mary Simons Competition

“A handcrafted Colourful Vest”

Sponsor HWSD Guild South Hobart Branch

Prize: Mary Simons Perpetual Trophy

 

The SpinIN Novelty Competition

"A knitted “Bothwell Themed Tea Cosy”

Sponsor: BIHSIFF Committee

Prize: TBA

 

Guess the Stitches Competition

This competition will challenge your knowledge of stitch craft. Start your knitting stitches study now in preparation. The competition will be fierce!

Sponsor: BIHSIFF Committee

Prize: A beautiful hand knitted throw rug incorporating the competition stitches
 

 

 

The Highland Challenge

This fiercely contested and exciting match of speed and skill will see teams of four comb and spin fleece into yarn and knit it to a never-before seen pattern. It's a race against the clock, with penalties for lack of quality or faulty stitching.

Time: TBA

Sponsor: HWSD Guild Tasmania

Prize HWSD Guild Trophy and Board and individual engraved plaques.

Please contact the Guild's  co-ordinator Sara Nye for more details.