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Arts and Crafts: Needlecrafts (Including Crocheting/Knitting)

October 30, 2015

General Rules:

Crafts will be judged by grades.

  1.  A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected for each grade in each craft if the judge feels there is an article of enough merit to deserve the honor. State Fair entries will be determined by the judges. Champions and Reserve Champions will be selected from the honor group.
  2. Members may exhibit in more than one craft project (example: 1 exhibit in freelance, 1 exhibit in models).
  1. All items must be complete and ready for use; if a picture, it must be ready for hanging; needlecraft projects are to be ready for intended use; all other crafts are to be finished as required.
  2. Each year should be a new learning experience, therefore, more difficult exhibits should be made each year.
  3. Needlework may be placed in clear plastic bag for display.
  4. A pair or set is considered one article, i.e. mittens, slippers, salt and pepper shakers, pitcher and bowl, tablecloth and/or napkins.
  5. Projects not meeting division requirements will be lowered one ribbon grade.
  6. All crafts must have a 4-H Craft Information Card attached to the project.
  7. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can be properly displayed.
  8. For safety purposes, any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or a look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.

NEEDLECRAFTS

Attach a completed 4-H Craft Information Card to your project.

Article must be pressed with finished edges. If the article is to be hung, it must be framed and ready for hanging.

For Counted Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Hand Quilting (does not include plastic canvas)

There will be one Grand and Reserve Grand Champion in this category.

3rd Grade—Exhibit a simple article (may be a set or pair if appropriate) in one of the above categories. Exhibit should use one of two techniques of that craft.

4th Grade— Exhibit a simple article (may be a set or pair if appropriate) in one of the above categories. Exhibit should use two or three techniques of that craft.

5th Grade—Exhibit a simple article (may be a set or pair if appropriate) in one of the above categories. Exhibit should use four techniques of that craft.

6th Grade—Exhibit a simple article (may be a set or pair if appropriate) in one or the above categories. Exhibit should use four or more techniques of that craft.

7th—12th Grade—Exhibit a simple article (may be a set or pair if appropriate) in one of the above categories. Exhibit should show advanced skills from the previous year.

 

CROCHETING/KNITTING

 

Attach a completed 4-H Craft Information Card to your project.

3rd Grade

Crocheting: Exhibit one article or pair using one or more of the following stitches: chain, single crochet, double crochet, or slip stitch.  Only one color of thread (yarn) may be used.

Knitting: Exhibit one small article or pair using the knit or purl stitches in a plain knit, stockinette or ribbing or combination of these. Only one color of yarn may be used.

4th Grade              

Crocheting: Exhibit one article or pair using one or more of the following stitches: chain, single crochet, double crochet, or slip stitch.  Only one color of thread (yarn) may be used.  Exhibit must be different from previous year.

Knitting: Exhibit one small article or pair using the knit or purl stitches in a plain knit, stockinette, or ribbing or combination of these. Only one color of yarn may be used. Exhibit must be different from previous year.

5th Grade

Crocheting: Exhibit one article or pair using all of the following stitches: chain, single crochet, double crochet, or slip stitch.  More than one color may be used.  Exhibit must be different from previous year.

Knitting: Exhibit one article which requires some fitting and/or shaping using only knit and purl stitches in a plain knit, stockinette or ribbing or combination of these.  More than one color may be used.  Exhibit must be different from previous year.

6th Grade

Crocheting: One article that requires some fitting and/or shaping using chain, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitches.  More than one color may be used.  Exhibit must be different from previous year.

Knitting: Exhibit one article which requires some fitting and/or shaping using only knit and purl stitches in a plain knit, stockinette or ribbing or combination of these.  More than one color may be used.  Exhibit must be different from previous year.

7th Grade

Crocheting: Exhibit one large article or two smaller articles using special stitches or design.

Knitting:  Exhibit one article requiring blocking using one advanced stitch (cable, seed, or shell stitch) with any simple stitches.

8th Grade

Crocheting: Exhibit one large article or two smaller articles using special stitches or design.  Exhibit must be different from previous year.

Knitting: Exhibit one article using advanced stitches and/or using more than two colors to create a design or pattern.  Block if appropriate for the yarn and design.

9th Grade

Crocheting: Exhibit one large article or set using special stitches or broom stick lace, hair pin lace, or afghan stitch.

Knitting: Exhibit one large or two smaller articles made and blocked if appropriate.

  1. Using special stitch or design using stitches such as cable, seed, or shell stitch.
  2. Made and blocked if appropriate with a design utilizing at least two or more colors of yarn.

10th – 12th Grade

Crocheting: Exhibit a more difficult project, different from previous years.

Knitting: Exhibit a more difficult project, different from previous years.

 

 

 

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