Here are the steps to enter the Make It With Wool Washington contest:
Step 1: Wool Testing: To qualify for the Make It With Wool contest, all fabrics, except for Pre-Teens and Made for Others, must be at least 60% wool. (Pre-teens and Made for Others do not advance to Nationals. Fabric must still be 60% wool, but testing is not required.) Unfortunately, the wool percentage listed on fabric labels in stores and online is frequently wrong! We strongly urge you to wait until you get the results of the fabric test before you create your garment and register for the contest. You may register before you receive the results, but you will not be allowed to complete if your fabric doesn’t qualify. Please allow 4 weeks to receive the results.
To have your fabric tested, send a 5″x5″ sample of each fabric you plan to use (samples may be pieced together) and/or a 36″ sample of each yarn you plan to use to Ericka Suhrbier, 694 S. Military Rd., Winlock, WA 98596. Include your name, address, phone number and email address. The lab that did the fabric testing for MIWW in the past was sold, and no agreements could be reached with the other possible labs. Therefore, this year each state is doing its own testing. The national office will re-test the samples for the garments which advance to the national competition. We are foregoing the lab fees this year, so you do not need to send any money for testing with your samples.
If your fabric or yarn has previously been tested at the Montana State University Wool Laboratory, and you have the lab test number and wool percentage, you do not need to have your fabric or yarn retested. Instead, you need to enter the lab test number and % wool on the entry form.
Step 2: Send one completed entry form (see link at the bottom of this page), the $12 entry fee per outfit (payable to National MIWW), and a 3”x3” fabric sample of each fabric used and/or a 36″ sample of each yarn used, to the national address on the entry form.
Step 3: Send a copy of the completed entry form, 5”x5” fabric samples and/or 36″ yarn samples, and fabric testing fees (see above) to the Washington State Make It With Wool Co-Director: Ericka Suhrbier, 510 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, WA 98532. The state co-director should receive your entry form and samples 2 weeks prior to the date of the contest.
Step 4: You will receive information from the state director with details about the contest. Enjoy and good luck!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of the state co-directors or any of the district directors as listed on the Directory page of our website, or send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry form – Click on the link below.
Send state entry form to Ericka Suhrbier, 510 N. Market Blvd., Chehalis, WA 98532. District directors’ addresses can be found on the State Contest & Directors page.