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Fiber Arts

                                                            FIBER ARTS COMPETITION

We are very excited to once again offer the Fiber Arts Competition. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the end product of these wonderful animals.   The goal of this competition is to promote all the avenues for using fiber and bring awareness to both the public and other farms. 
Don’t show animals but create beautiful items with their fiber?  This is the perfect opportunity for you to get recognition and show off your items.  
You do not have to be an AOA member to enter items in the Fiber Arts competition or even own alpacas!


All entries, in all classes, must consist of 50% or more alpaca fiber.
All Fiber Arts items must be one-of-a kind items that have been crafted by the exhibitor.
Items must have been completed after March 14, 2022. (within the last year)
Each item must be accompanied by a written description that includes fiber preparation, fiber content, techniques, pattern designer, yarn used, etc. The description must be placed on a 3”x5” card, and must not contain artist identifying information.  The description will be included in the points for judging. 

Each exhibitor may enter 1 item per division/group/category/class.
AOA Show Rules & Guidelines will be followed for the entire show.

Show Fees
Fiber Arts per entry                  $10.00
To enter complete the online entry form found under our forms tab.
Jill Muirhead - Rivendell Alpacas
We are pleased to once again have Jill Muirhead from Rivendell Alpacas as our Fiber Arts Judge.  Jill is a fiber artisan herself and teaches felting classes from her farm in Elgin, Illinois.

Items will be judged anonymously with points given for creativity, craftsmanship, handle, visual appeal, appropriate use of fiber and technique, effectiveness, final finish, etc.
Ribbons will be awarded for top three entries in each division/category/group/class.

Classes may be combined if less than 4 entries per class are received.
The Judge may change the category/class of an item at his/her discretion.
NOTE:  For complete Auxiliary Fleece Competition Rules, refer to Appendix B in the 2014 AOA Show Division Handbook.

Awards: Ribbons
1st – 3rd place ribbons
Judge’s Choice

People’s Choice
Professional photo paid for by the show for the Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice awards

Fiber Arts Divisions:

  • Beginner (Working in the Fiber Art for less than 2 years):
  • Junior- Ages 18 and younger.
  • Adult- Over age 18.
  • Intermediate (Working in that Fiber Art for more than 2 years)
  • Advanced (Working in that Fiber Art for more than 5 years and/or has submitted to a juried event).

Fiber Arts Categories:

  • All handwork.  (100% handspun yarns with 100% handmade construction and/or 100% hand-felted.)
  • Partial or non-handwork.  (Use of commercially spun yarn, and/or knitting-machine construction, or less than 100% hand felted.)
  • Fiber Arts Groups:
  • Woven
  • Felt
  • Knit
  • Crochet
  • Lace

Fiber Arts Classes:

  • Accessories—any technique (gloves, scarves, socks and other small wearables such as jewelry)
  • Shawls—any technique
  • Hats—any technique
  • Garments—sweaters and vests
  • Hearth & Home—any technique (art and toys: pictures, wall hangings, statues; home furnishings: rugs, pillows, afghans, blankets, etc.)

Entries may be dropped off at the show during check in by March 8, 2024 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

All entries must include the Fiber Arts entry form located under our forms tab or click here

The competition will be closed to the public during Judging.       
Items must be left on display until the end of the show on Sunday.

 *Disclaimer – The Railsplitter Alpaca Show, committee members, and/or volunteers associated with the show will not be held responsible for lost or damaged items entered in the show.  We will make every possible effort to assure the safety of your items.  The building will be locked after the barn closes for the evening.

Please direct any questions to;

Rhonda Leinberger

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