WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Following a year of holding the contest virtually, the Indiana Make It With Wool Competition will return at the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 1.
The competition will be in the Indiana Arts Building, with judging check-in at 9 a.m. EDT and the public fashion show at 2 p.m. Individuals interested must submit their entry applications by July 1. Wool fabric testing required for entry can be completed after that date.
Anyone with questions should contact Indiana MIWW Director Robyn Heine at 317-416-4545. The guidelines, entry forms and fee information for all MIWW categories can be found on the Indiana Make It With Wool Facebook page, @IndianaMIWW, or the Indiana Sheep Association website, tinyurl.com/kdm63kpb.
Indiana’s MIWW contest is designed to focus attention on the beauty and versatility of wool as a fabric. Contestants compete in one of four age categories: Pre-teen, ages 12 and under; Junior, ages 13 to 16; Senior, ages 17 to 24; and Adult, ages 25 and older.
In addition to garment categories, MIWW also offers the categories “Made for Others,” “Home Décor” and “Wearable Accessories.”
The MIWW contest is sponsored by the Indiana Sheep Association and the Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program.
The Indiana Sheep Association is one of the oldest livestock organizations in Indiana. It was originally founded as the Indiana Wool Growers Association in 1876 to encourage local shepherds to come together to share ideas and expertise, to promote lamb and wool in the state and to educate our communities about the value of sheep and the sheep industry.
The Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program was created to support educational, promotional and research efforts involving sheep in Indiana. Funds for the council are collected from the sale of all sheep in Indiana — 0.5% of the net market price of each sheep sold.
All funds collected by stockyards, sale managers, producers and others should be sent to the council’s business office at Purdue. More information is on the ISA website at tinyurl.com/4ckab2yj.