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Make It With Wool 2014 Outstanding Needlework Award Winner

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

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.

Outstanding Needlework Award Winner

Hannah Higginbotham
Fayetteville, North Carolina

For her second year competing in MIWW, Hannah made an elegant ensemble. She crocheted a camisole (Lion Brand pattern L10287) and knitted a cropped, short-sleeved turtleneck (Knit Simple Holiday 2012 pattern no. 15), and she sewed a skirt (Simplicity 1760) to accompany them. For the camisole, Hannah used a wine-colored merino yarn, and for the turtleneck, she used a gray merino yarn. She made the pencil skirt from plaid Pendleton wool. Hannah hand-crocheted and sewed in a stay for the camisole’s back, to prevent it from stretching out of shape. “Make It With Wool has pushed me to make my projects bigger, more complicated, and more perfect. I now know that I can teach myself any sewing skill I want to learn,” Hannah says.


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