Fiber Arts & Skein Competition

Fiber Arts/Skein Competition

New for 2018 RAC!

AOBA Show Rules & Guidelines will be followed for the entire show.


Show Fees
Fiber Arts & Skein per entry                  $10.00
(Includes $3.00 AOBA fee)
( Must be 3 skein, get 4th free, or 3 Fiber Arts, get 4th free, can not mix and match the two).

Wini Labreque

Awards: Ribbons

1st – 3rd place ribbons
Judge’s & People’s Choice


Complete the Fiber Arts & Skein ONLINE REGISTRATION, registration ENDS OCTOBER 20, 2018

How to get your work to us?
You may mail in your entries to to the following address:

Theresa Pitts, Spin Off Show Superintendent

3646 Deepstep Creek Alpacas

Sandersville, GA 31082

478-363-3755 Cell

If you are mailing your entry they must be received by October 26, 2018

If you are coming to the show entries may be submitted at check-in.

Mail-in Entries must be received by October 26, 2016

Late entries are not permitted for fiber arts/skein competition

Mailback Service– $10.00 for the first entry and $6.00 for each additional entry.  This fee is collected at time of registration for those not attending show.  Appropriate fees will be collected from all farms that leave entries at the show that did not request mailback service.  Mailbacks will occur over the next 30 days after the show.

2018 Show Rules


All entries, in all classes, must consist of 50% or more alpaca fiber.
All Fiber Arts items and skeins must be one-of-a kind items that have been crafted by the exhibitor.
Items/skeins must have been completed after November 1, 2015.
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.  (NOTE: Mill Spun Skeins do not include a written description.)


Each exhibitor may enter 1 item per division/group/category/class.
Entries must be submitted in the name of the Mill or Farm depending upon category.

Hand Spun Skein or Mill Spun Skein

Each exhibitor may enter 2 skeins per group/category/class, as long as they are of different fiber preparations.
Skeins must be at least 50 yards in length, 1 ½ to 2 yards in circumference, neatly wound, “figure 8” tied in 4 places and placed in a one gallon Ziploc-style plastic bag.  Points may be deducted for any skein that is not at least 50 yards in length.


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 2015 AOBA Show Division Handbook.


You must mail in your entry, correct return shipping must be provided.
The competition will be closed to the public during Judging on Saturday, November 3rd, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm.
Items must be left on display until 12:00 pm, Sunday, November 4th.   Please pick up entries promptly between 12:00 - 1:00 pm.  Written authorization is required for pickup by someone other than the Exhibitor.

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.)


Hand-spun Skein Groups:

  • Beginner Spinner (spinning less than one year).
  • Junior - ages 18 and younger
  • Adult - over age 18
  • Intermediate Spinner (spinning for more than one year).
  • Advanced Spinner (spinning for more than three years).

Hand-spun Skein Categories:

Yarn spun from commercially prepared fiber (roving, bats, tops, etc.).
Yarn spun from fiber hand prepared by the spinner.
Hand-spun Skein Classes:
Classic Yarn—Singles— 100% Huacaya.
Classic Yarn—Singles— 100% Suri.
Classic Yarn—2 or more ply— 100% Huacaya.
Classic Yarn—2 or more ply— 100% Suri.
Classic Yarn—2 or more ply— Blends (at least 50% alpaca).
Hand Spindle—Any ply (at least 50% alpaca).
Novelty Yarn—To qualify as Novelty, the yarn must be spun using a defined technique (Nap, Core, Spiral, Knot, Slub, Boucles, Beaded, etc.), be well constructed, and comprised of at least 50% alpaca.

Mill-spun Skein Categories:
Skeins entered by Mill demonstrating their best work.
Skeins entered by the individual farm showing the quality of yarn from their alpaca's fiber.
Mill-spun Skein Classes:
Finer Yarns—Knitting superfine/fine yarn (Sock, Fingering, Baby, Sport); Weaving 1200 yards/lb or greater.
Light/Medium Yarns—Knitting (DK, Light Worsted, Worsted, Afghan, Aran); Weaving 850 yards/lb-1199 yards/lb.
Bulky Yarns—Knitting bulky/super   bulky (Chunky, Craft, Rug, Bulky); Weaving less then 850 yards/lb.
Novelty Yarns—Boucles, Thick & Thin, Beaded, etc.

*PLEASE NOTE: As is standard  policy, every effort will be made to provide a secure environment, but RAC cannot be responsible for the safety of individual items displayed in the competition. We intend to staff the competition with volunteer Fiber Artists as event monitors


Theresa Pitts, Spin Off Show Superintendent

3646 Deepstep Creek Alpacas

Sandersville, GA 31082

478-363-3755 Cell

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