The Longest Thread Competition 2019 Alpaca ONLINE PAYMENT

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The Longest Thread Competition 2019 Alpaca ONLINE PAYMENT

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INFORMATION for THE LONGEST THREAD COMPETITION 2019

SHEEP WOOL & ALPACA FIBRE

This international contest began in 1986, a competition for the longest threads of raw sheep's wool, hand spun and plied. Through the spinning of a thread of raw wool, spinners throughout the world are linked in friendship and greater understanding, while encouraged to improve the length and quality of their spinning. We introduced an Alpaca Competition in 2015 in response to the growing interest in breeding and spinning of Alpaca fibre.

The Sheep's Wool Category has five sections A. B. C. D. E. for spinning wheel, spindle and electric/electronic wheel. There are two Junior categories for Sheep's wool.

The Alpaca Fibre Category has three sections A.B.C. No Junior sections.

Spinning Wheel: The longest thread of washed, raw fleece, hand spun on a spinning wheel and plied into a 2ply thread with the finished thread weighing no less than 10grams (.035ounces).

Spindle: The longest thread of washed, raw fleece, spun on a hand-propelled spindle and plied into a 2ply thread with the finished thread weighing no less than 10grams (.035ounces).

Electric/electronic Wheel: The longest thread of washed raw fleece, hand spun on an electric or electronic spinning wheel and plied into a 2ply thread with the finished thread weighing no less than 10grams(.035ounces).

Group Entries: Entries in one of the above categories may be nominated by individuals to also be a part of "one group" entry eg. a local group or Guild. The name of the group should be included on the Entry Form as well as the Co-ordinator's name and total number of members/entries for that group.

Prizes and Awards: Prizes are awarded in each section, including group entries. Prizes and awards are made for:- the Longest Tasmanian Thread; the Longest Australian Thread;  the Longest Thread from each country; the overall Longest Thread submitted.

INSTRUCTONS and NOTES:

Please enclose with your ball of thread a small staple of washed fleece and approximately 20cms of the washed spun thread which you have entered. These are used as sampleson your certificate when the threads are displayed.

If your thread looks like sewing cotton or finer, please wind it around a core rather than using a ball winder. Remember to weigh the core separately. These fine threads do not always pull freely from a centre-pull ball.

The threads of winning competitors will be returned with their results and prizes IF SO INDICATED   by the inclusion of a POSTAGE PAID SELF -ADDRESSED ENVELOPE.

Great wheels and Charkhas are considered spinning wheels rather than spindles, as they have a drive band.

Please do not use fibre from more than one fleece with a single entry.

The Longest Thread Competition  2018 Rules.

 

  1. Only ONE entry per person per category.

  2. Thread to be handspun and plied on either a wheelor spindles or e-spinner, depending on the Category entered.

  3. Naturally coloured or white RAW wool or Alpaca from a single fleece can be used. A staple of the fleece used MUST be supplied with entry.Commercially processed fleece cannot be usedeg. Tops or slivers.

  4. Thread to be presented in a ball,WASHED to weigh NO LESS than 10 grams.

  5. Measuring ceases if a thread breaks during the measuring through insufficient strength, or if a knot is found.

  6. The weighing, measuring and recording will be witnessed.

  7. The scales will be checked by the appropriate Tasmanian State Government authority prior to weighing.

  8. Yarn will be measured through the Bothwell International Highland SpinIN and Fibre Festival's calibrated measuring device,equipped with an automatic counter.

  9. The length of the thread for 10grams is arrived at by taking the total length and total weight of the ball of thread and calculating as for 10grams.This calculation is not made if the ball weighs less than 10grams.

  10. 10.  The judges decision will be final.

  11. Winners will be announced at the Bothwell International Highland SpinIN and Fibre Festival March 1st and 2nd 2018 by a representative of the Sponsor of the Longest Thread Competition Ashford Wheels and Looms, Ashburton New Zealand.

 

Results will be available on the website bothwellspinin.com.au after the SpinIN 2019 event.

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