Organizers are inviting state residents to enter West Virginia’s 2003 Make It Yourself with Wool (MIYWW) judging and fashion show, which will be held Nov. 7 at the West Virginia University Mountainlair in conjunction with Mountaineer Week festivities. p. The contest will provide an opportunity for West Virginians who construct wool clothing to compare their work and compete for prizes. There is no entry fee. Contestants attending college and high school will receive Pendleton Wool fabric courtesy of West Virginia Wool Inc.
The event has six classes of competition. Four classes are based on the age of the tailors, and the other two are for wearable accessory and”made for others.”The age classes are: preteens for contestants age 12 and under, juniors for those between 13 and 16, seniors for those 17 to 24 and adults for ages 25 and up.
To enter the contest, register by Oct. 24 with Barbara Long (
Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org ), or call Long or Tom McConnell, state contest chairpersons, at 304- 293-6131 ext. 4204.
More information and entry forms can be found on the WVU Extension Service Web site: http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/farmman2/shepwool/ . Contestants may construct an ensemble of one, two or more pieces. Judges will choose which garment or accessory is the highest quality construction, most creative and presented and coordinated most appropriately.
The winner will have the opportunity to participate in the national MIYWW judging in Sacramento, Calif., in January. MIYWW contests are held in major wool-producing states to promote wool and encourage its use in everyday fashions.