Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 Share Fiber Exhibition and Competition


Shareholders, start your spinning wheels...  It's time to stop hoarding that lovely roving and create some Awesome!


I'm happy to announce the 2011 Share Fiber Exhibition and Competition!  We're looking for finished items made from 100% Jacob's Reward Farm share fiber: knitted, crocheted, woven, felted, or a combination of all of those.


You've got until August 31, 2011 to complete your piece(s) and submit them to us here at the farm either in person, or by high-quality photos, for judging.  Winners will be chosen in each discipline, and prizes awarded.   The artist with the piece judged Best in Show will win a 2012 JRF Full Fiber Share.  Because you just can't have too much bodacious fiber.


If you don't want your piece judged, you can just submit it for exhibition at our "Share the Harvest" Fall Gift Market on October 15.  Everyone who submits a piece for exhibition will be entered in a drawing for a 2012 JRF Half Share. 


We want to display all the pieces and announce all the winners at the Fall Gift Market, to show everyone just what our talented shareholders can do, and to show how alpaca and wool blend fibers can be transformed from that fuzzy stuff on the hoof.  And to get your share fiber out of the closet and on your wheels and needles!

The entry form is available by clicking on the tab above in the dark green bar.  Enter as many pieces as you'd like - the sky's the limit.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome! I would love the challenge. Now, decisions decisions...I have so many ways to go!!

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  2. Rachel Barnes12:49 PM

    Hi Cindy. I am new to your blog and this amazing fiber world (I have been crocheting for about 8 years but have just now been digging deeper into the whole process). I would love to enter your exhibition and compition however I am not one of your share holders. Would you be interested in having an "open" division where non-share holders could enter?

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  3. Hi Rachel - welcome to the farm!

    Your question has me really thinking. And here's what I've come up with. The event is really a way to reward my shareholders - the folks who support the farm with their money and their hearts. And I'd like to include as many folks in our community as possible. So here's my idea:

    If you would like to become a shareholder this year (owning either a half share or a full share of the 2011 Harvest) we could accept your entry if it's made from alpaca and/or rare breed sheep wool, or blends of those. Then, you might win a free share for next year! (A list of rare sheep breeds can be found here: http://albc-usa.org/cpl/wtchlist.html#sheep)

    Sound good? We'd totally love to have you join the farm family and enter the Exhibition and Competition!

    Thanks so much for stopping by! ~C

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  4. Yea for Rachel !! Ready, set, go!
    Can you hear my needles??

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