The 2022 application is online. Please note that participants who take first place in the Junior and Senior divisions will be attending the National MIWW contest in Fort Worth, TX. I can’t emphasize enough how invaluable and awesome this experience has been. Contestants attend courses in tailoring techniques. Everyone helps everyone. It's an awesome experience every young designer should have under his or her belt.
Three things to keep in mind as you design:
• what embellishments can you add that will enhance your piece?
• what sewing techniques can you use to improve your hemlines and seams?
• are you designing a ready-to-wear piece that could fit in your wardrobe and lifestyle?
Most important, this contest should be as much fun as it is rewarding.
Cheers to our contestants 🎉
See you at Texas Fleece & Fiber Festival
When we choose wool or mohair, we choose the many farmers and ranchers out there who bring us these fabulous fibers. Wool has slowly been bumped up again to star status for it's built in cooling system and durability. Mohair is seeing a renaissance in fashion as the luxury fiber. What better reason to design in wool and mohair!
There are two types of competition: wearable and non-wearable. It's that simple. You can sew, knit, crochet or weave garments. Fiber arts include rug hooking, weaving, felting and more.