Junior Spinning Contest

The Junior Spinning Contest is for anyone under the age of 18 who has attempted the art of spinning. Spinners will spin for 10 minutes. Their yarn will then be skeined and entered into one of the classes below. All skeins in both divisions will be measured for longest skein and judged for best overall skein.

Classes and Divisions

Division A: Spinning Wheel Division
Division B: Drop Spindle

Both Divisions will have the following classes:
Class 1: Most Even Yarn
Class 2: Fattest Yarn
Class 3: Lumpiest Yarn
Class 4: Skinniest Yarn
Class 5: Longest Yarn


Rules

  1. Contestants may enter only one division
  2. Contestants must bring their own spinning wheel or drop spindle
  3. Carded wool will be provided

Prizes

Premiums and ribbons will be awarded in both divisions. The premiums for each class are as follows:

1st – $10
2nd – $8
3rd – $6
4th – $4
5th – $2

Best overall skein in each division will be awarded an extra $10.

Special award for best skein by a first year spinner (spinning less than one year) – $10.


How To Enter

Please register by mail, email, text, or calling:
Patricia Sanville
4637 Cap Stine Road
Frederick, MD 21703
240-357-1437

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Thank you!

Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!

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