The state Make It With Wool competition was held on October 27 in Yakima, in conjunction with the annual convention of the Washington State Sheep Producers Association. The contest and fashion show involved 16 contestants who modeled garments they had sewn with fabric that was at least 60% wool.
The Junior winner is 16-year-old Dally Bulter, of Walla Walla. He tailored a brown wool suit and tweed vest. He will proceed to the national level of competition in San Antonio, Texas in January. Alternate Junior winner is 14-year-old Mia Suhrbier of Winlock. She machine embroidered her black wool crepe sheath dress and received a Viking sewing machine.
The Senior winner is 19-year-old Johanna Svensson of Indianola. Her electric blue wool melton jacket pairs with black wool slacks and a white wool top to win a trip to the national level. Also receiving a sewing machine was Senior alternate, 17-year-old Michaela Nordheim of Waitsburg. She tailored a plum jacket and skirt. Naomi Miller, of Chewelah, sewed a tweed wool jumper and placed third in the senior division.
The Adult, winner, and recipient of a serger is Eileen Moebius of Kapowsin. She sewed a black and white checked jacket and black wool slacks. Eileen’s picture, video, and garment will proceed to National Make It Wilt Wool to be judged. One adult national winner will go to San Antonio. Alternate adult winner is Dorothy Fish of Federal Way. She sewed a blue wool jersey dress and handwoven coat ensemble and received a cash award.
The Washington Make It With Wool Contest is sponsored by the Washington Wool Growers Auxiliary and the Washington State Sheep Producers. The national contest is sponsored by the American Sheep Industry and the American Sheep Industry Women.
All ages are encouraged to make, model, and enter fashionable wool garments. District contests are held throughout the state during October of each year. Qualified district winners proceed to that state contest. For more information please contact State Director, Susan Parr of Tacoma, WA (253) 922-5403.
In this Photo: Naomi Miller of Chewelah placed third in Senior Division.