Junior Spinning Competition

Virtual competition for 2021!

The Junior Spinning Competition 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 will be measured for longest skein in each division and judged for best overall skein.

Classes and Divisions

Division A: Spinning Wheel
Division B: Drop Spindle
Division C: E-spinner

All 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. You may enter only one division.
  2. You must have access to a spinning wheel, drop spindle, or e-spinner.
  3. You will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the start of the competition.
  4. You will need to have the ability to measure your completed yarn as well as the ability to hold your skein up to the camera for judging.
  5. If you are in need of fiber we will mail some out to you. You are welcome to use fiber from your existing supply if you already own some.

Prizes

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

1st – $10
2nd – $8
3rd – $6

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 pre-register by April 21, 2021 by mail, email, text, or calling:
Patricia Sanville
4637 Cap Stine Road
Frederick, MD 21703
240-357-1437

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