Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon

Make It With Wool 2014 Mohair Award Winner

Threads magazine - 176 - Dec. 14/ Jan. 2015
Article Image

The Make It With Wool competition (MIWW) recognizes excellence and creativity in wool garment composition and construction. Each garment body must be made of fabric or yarn that is at least 60 percent wool. Judges evaluate entries based on the garment’s or ensemble’s appropriateness to the maker’s lifestyle, the coordination of fabrics and yarns with the design, the contestant’s presentation, the construction quality, and creativity.

The garments designed by seven of the national award winners were originally featured in Threads #176 (December 2014/January 2015) and now you can see them and appreciate their stunning design right here on our website.

Mohair Award Winner & Creative Machine Embroidery Award Winner

Jordan Newhouse
Tucson, Arizona

Jordan received the purple wool fabric she used for part of this year’s ensemble when she won a national award category last year. For her Mohair Award-winning entry, Jordan knitted a sweater combining a mohair/silk-blend yarn with an alpaca yarn in an eyelet stitch pattern. She drafted a jean-jacket style pattern and made it from the purple wool. The center-back panel provides a canvas for a machine-embroidered butterfly and floral spray, which Jordan designed. She sewed the embroidery and topstitching from the fabric’s wrong side with lace-weight alpaca yarn in her machine’s bobbin. Jordan is a historical re-enactor and likes to incorporate details from Victorian fashion into her modern garments.

Sign up for the Threads eletter

Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

Sign Up

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift


Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


  • Sign up for the Threads eletter

    Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

    Sign Up
  • SewStylish


    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.

  • CraftStylish


    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!