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Fiber Arts Division

The fiber arts division is located upstairs in the Main Pavilion.

The goal of the fiber division is to recognize and appreciate the unique qualities and characteristics of various natural fibers and encourage artistic and craft disciplines which utilize these fibers. Spinning is the 2019 celebrate handicraft and Corriedale Wool is the celebrated fiber.

Come visit the fiber division and view these fun and educational displays and demonstrations:

  • Sally McCarrick Fiber Creations And Skein Competition: knitting, crocheting, felting, spinning, weaving and miscellaneous fiber art 

  • Invitational Artists Gallery

  • Alpaca Association of Western Oregon 6th Annual Spin-Off Competition Results

  • Creative Crochet display

  • Damascus Fiber Arts School weaving demo

  • Portland Handweavers Guild display

  • Ravenstail weaving demo. by John Beard

  • Tigard Knitting Guild display

  • Metropolitan Machine Knitting Guild

  • Pygora Breeders  Fiber Show/display; judging is open to the public and questions are welcome

 

Fiber Division Awards

Fiber division entry form-  Entries forms must be post Marked between Aug 1st and Sept 17th, 2019 or may be delivered to event with a late fee. (See general rules under competitions)

  • Ribbons awarded through 5th place in the Fiber Creations and Skein competitions

  • Rosettes awarded to Champion, Reserve Champion, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion winning entries

  • Diamond Award Trophy and $100 cash presented in the Skein and the Fiber Creations competitions

  • Prizes awarded as donated:

    • Portland Handweavers Guild for best handwoven item reflecting the theme of OFFF 2019 (Handspinning or Corriedale wool) ($25)

    • Portland Handweavers Guild Judge’s Choice Award

    • Tigard Knitting Guild Judge’s Choice award ($50)

    • Tigard Knitting Guild Best Traditional Item ($25)

    • Tigard Knitting Guild Judge’s Choice open category which includes non-wearables and original patterns ($25)

    • Vancouver Handspinners Award

    • Felting Judge’s Choice award gift box (donated by Dreaming Creek Fiber Arts)

    • Always in Stitches Crochet Guild Judge’s Choice Award ($50)

    • Always in Stitches Crichet Guild Best traditional Item Including wearable items, doilies, afghans, etc. ($25)

    • Always in Stitches Crochet Guild Best Open Category which includes amigarumi, artwork, etc. ($25)

    • NEW for 2019 - People’s Choice Award--                                                                                                            Stop by the Sally McCarrick Gallery between 9 am and 5 pm Saturday and vote for your favorite entry! OFFF wil be awarding a $25 gift certificate for the marketplace to the most voted for entry in each of the 5 categories. Results will be announced on Saturday evening and posted in the Gallery entrance Sunday morning. Winners will have all day Sunday (until 4 pm) to shop! Certificate fine print - No cash value. Redeemable at only one vendor. Must be used during the 2019 event. 

OFFF would like to thank the Tigard Knitting Guild, Always in Stitches Crochet Guild, Portland Handweavers, and Vancouver Handspinners for their generous contributions and support of these special awards!

 

Fiber Division Displays

Alpaca Association of Western Oregon 6th Annual Spin-Off Competition

Contestants submit samples of their alpacas’ fleeces and an experienced judge/spinner evaluates the fiber based on several qualities. This competition provides the alpaca breeder with val-uable information for upgrading the quality of fiber from these beautiful animals. This exhibit also is a great guide to help with buying that next alpaca fleece!

 

Creative Crochet Display

Members of the Oregon Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, Always in Stitches, will display projects showing the latest trends in the craft.

 

Portland Handweavers Guild Display

Portland Handweavers Guild will again share an educational exhibit with the visitors at OFFF. While we usually follow the theme/focus of OFFF, we shared Lace Weaving in the past. This year it will be a SURPRISE! however definitely what one can do with weaving and related fiber art techniques. It will be SPECIAL! and have a different spin.

 

Damascus Fiber Arts School Weaving Demonstrations

Members of the Damascus Fiber Arts School will demonstrate tapestry weaving and weaving on a Navajo-style loom. They will bring examples of tapestries, handspun hand-dyed yarns, baskets, knitting and more.

 

Ravenstail Weaving

Ravenstail weaving (a very old weaving tradition from the Native American peoples of southeast Alaska), will be demonstrated by John Beard all day Saturday and Sunday, upstairs in the Main Pavilion. John will demonstrate the Ravenstail technique on an apron he is weaving for one of his robes. The exhibit will include completed robes as well as smaller regalia he has woven. Come watch, listen and ask questions as he shares his experiences with Ravenstail weaving. 

 

Tigard Knitting Guild Knitting Display

Members of the Tigard Knitting Guild will display knit projects and fashions.