Introducing SARC's Fiber Sweepstakes!
The SARC Fiber Sweepstakes program is open to all SARC members in good standing and will begin March 29, 2016 and continue through December 31, 2016. In 2017 and subsequent years, the SARC Fiber Sweepstakes program will begin on January 1st of that year and continue through December 31st of the calendar year.
Points will be given for; Harvesting, Preparation, Spinning, and creating a handmade product with angora wool. The angora fiber that you use does not have to be from your rabbit and may even be store bought. Look below to see how your fiber arts can earn you points.
Harvesting – 10 pts requirement – one picture
Send in a picture of at least ¼ oz. of fiber that you plucked or sheered from a single rabbit’s coat. The length of the wool has to be 2 in. or longer. For us to see the length in the picture, please place a tape measure or ruler next to the fiber. Points will be denied for excessive visible matts, webbing, dirty fiber, or if it is visibly less than ¼ oz. These are common rules for presenting fiber in competitions, so (assuming that it is your rabbit) you may take the time to box it up and send it to your local wool, skein & garment contest.
Preparation – 10 pts requirement – 2 pictures and short description
Send in a picture of fiber before processing and a picture after processing. Two pictures and a brief description of what was done are required so that we can see how the preparation evolved your fiber for use in your next step. Angora fiber may not need this step as many spin it directly after harvesting or you may spin roving bought from the store; however, we wanted to give points for creative choices such as; combing raw wool, dyeing fiber or yarn, and blending.
Spinning – 10 pts requirement – one picture and description
Send in a picture of your hand spun angora yarn in the form of a skein or ball, and a description of its intended end use. The yarn must be at least ½ oz. and 50% angora. No points will be given for mill spun yarn. The quality of the yarn will not be considered so please send us your pictures and descriptions even if it is your first time ever and you are only going to put it in your scrap book.
Final Product – 10 pts requirement – one picture
Send us a picture of your finished project using at least 25% angora. This is a very broad section that may include; garments, toys, house hold items, and artistic displays, using skills such as; knitting, crochet, felting, weaving, etc.
Extra credit – 10 pts requirement – one picture
Points will be awarded each time you enter an item in a wool, skein, and garment contest when you send us a picture containing the score card and your item. Any contest is acceptable such as NARBC w/s/g, ARBA w/s/g, or local fairs. You may show the same item in multiple venues for extra credit for each one. Placement does not apply.
Sweepstakes entries will be periodically updated on the club web site.