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The Minnesota Knitter’s Guild will award a rosette and a one year membership to the knitter of the hand knit item, as selected by judges in the following: SP411: Sweepstakes winner of hand knitted articles (class 399), SP412: Best overall shawl or stole;
classes 354-357 (combined), SP413: Best overall mittens; classes 359-361 (combined), SP414: Best overall hat, classes 366-368 (combined), and SP415: Best overall afghan, classes 351 and 352 (combined).
SP416: Penelope Knitters “We live to knit and knit to rip”, Brooklyn Park, Minn., will award a rosette and a $20 gift certificate to Panera to the first place winner of gloves (class 365).
Lila and Claudine’s Yarn and Gifts, Mahtomedi, Minn., will award a $35 gift certificate and a rosette to the judge’s choice for the each of the following: SP417: Best knit sock; classes 369-372 (combined); SP418: Best knit bag; classes 392 and 393 (combined).
StevenBe, Minneapolis, Minn., will award a $25 gift certificate to Judge’s choice for the following: SP419: Best use of novelty yarn;
classes 285-313 and 350-398 (combined); SP420: Best original design; classes 374-387 (combined). SP421: Best use of mixed fibers in a knit or crocheted garment, classes 296-309 and 354-391 (combined).
SP422: The Knit Shop at Rocking Horse Farm, St. Cloud, Minn., will award a $20 Rocking Horse Farm gift certificate and rosette to Judge’s choice best hand-spun article; classes 283-313, 321-336 and 350-396 (combined).
GARMENTS No crocheted garments, wedding gowns, wedding attire, First Communion, full length dresses, or costumes.
Only street length dresses accepted. Garments must be new and clean. This pertains to adult, junior, and children’s garments.
ADULT GARMENTS423 Purses
424 Other bags
426 Blouse (needlecraft not eligible)
427 Coat, lined
428 Dress, knit fabric
429 Dress, not knit
430 Ensemble (dress and jacket/coat or skirt and jacket/coat)
432 Ethnic or native attire
433 Shirt, man’s sport
436 Sleeveless shift or jumper
438 Sport, outerwear jacket
439 Blazer, lined or unlined
440 Jacket, unlined
441 Jacket, lined
442 Suit, woman’s, tailored, wool
443 Suit, women’s tailored, other fabric
445 Historic reproduction clothing, documentation of historic pattern must be included................ $8 $6 $4 Ribbon 446 Sweepstakes, adult garments (do not enter)
JUNIOR GROUP Sewn by Juniors 14 to 18 years.
450 Skirt or slacks
451 Sleeveless shift or jumper
452 Suit, two or three piece
454 Sweepstakes, junior group (do not enter)
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will award a rosette and a 1 (one) year membership ($50 value) sweepstakes award to the self-constructed, wearable garment demonstrating quality construction and application of sewing techniques and which has been embellished by hand or machine stitching. The embellishment may include (but is not limited to) applique, fabric manipulation, beading or use of trims. Judging criteria will include construction technique. SP455: One award to the junior group classes 447-453 (combined); SP456: One award to the adult group, classes 426-444 (combined).
Creative Activities Rules & Premium Book 2016 SP457: Dick and Juanita Boniface, Oak Grove, Minn., will award a $30 cash award to first place and a $20 cash award to second place to the best articles made of all wool from the adult and junior garment classes.
CHILDREN’S GARMENTS Sizes 3 to 12 (2-12 years).
460 Dress, cotton or cotton blend
461 Dress with pinafore
462 Dress, any other fabric
464 Ethnic or folk attire
465 Pajamas, nightgown or robe
466 Sportswear, summer
467 Two piece jogging suit
468 Shirt or blouse, boy’s
469 Knit T-shirt or T-shirt dress
470 Blouse, girl’s
473 Trousers, slacks or overalls
474 Winter sportswear, outerwear and jackets
475 Sweepstakes, children’s garments (do not enter)
Treadle Yard Goods, St. Paul, Minn., will award a rosette and a $50 gift certificate to SP476: Sweepstakes, adult garment winner.
SP477: Sweepstakes, junior group winner. SP478: Sweepstakes, children’s garment winner.
INFANT and TODDLER GARMENTS Sizes 0-2. No baptismal, wedding or formal gowns. Garments must be new and clean.
Garments to be judged on smocking should be entered under embroidery.
480 Bonnet or cap, crocheted
481 Bonnet or cap, knitted
483 Dress, sewn
484 Dress, hand knit
485 Dress, crocheted
487 Afghan, knit, no larger than 42 in. x 42 in.
488 Afghan, crocheted, no larger than 42 in. x 42 in.
489 Embroidered crib quilt or spread
491 Sweater or jacket, crocheted
492 Sweater or jacket, knitted
493 Jacket, sewn
494 3-piece ensemble, knitted
495 3-piece ensemble, crocheted
496 3-piece ensemble, sewn
497 Not otherwise specified (NOS)
498 Sweepstakes, infants’ and toddlers’ garments (do not enter)
499 Non-Traditional Materials Contest: Create a woman’s or man’s outfit to be worn on “A day at the MN State Fair”, using recycled non-traditional materials. Exclusions from the Garment Categories apply (no wedding dress, floor length, etc). May be entered assembled on a mannequin, or as garment only………………………….…$8 $6 $4 Ribbon
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HANDCRAFTS Classroom projects should be entered in the Education Building. Large entries accepted upon space availability, no yard art
SCORECARD FOR HANDCRAFTSDesign (beauty, suitability and color)
Difficulty of project
Value in point of interest
Value of article in relation to work done and material used
WOOD INLAY OR MARQUETRY500 Picture
502 Not otherwise specified (NOS)
WOOD CARVING AND WHITTLING503 Chip
506 Carving, animal
507 Carving, waterfowl
508 Carving, song bird
509 Carving, any other bird
510 Carving, fish
511 Carving, human figure
512 Carving, other figure
513 Carving, furniture
514 Carving, large figure
515 Carving, group of humans, animals or birds
516 Carving, any other item
517 Wood burning
518 Walking stick or cane
519 Judge’s choice (do not enter)
SP520: The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, Minn., will award 2 free ASI Museum passes and a $25 gift certificate for the ASI Museum gift shop for judge’s choice for exceptional hand carving; classes 503-518 (combined).
SP521: Perry and Sheila McGowan, Forest Lake, Minn., will award $50 and a rosette in honor of Leif J. Melgaard for Exceptional Wood Carving, with special recognition for acanthus or other hand carving in the Scandinavian traditions. Judge’s choice of best entry from classes 503-518 (combined). Prize money included in the fair check.
WOOD CONSTRUCTION522 Birdhouse
523 Doll house - no kits
524 Doll house furniture (limit 6 pieces)
525 Toy, small
526 Toy, large (rocking horse, etc.)
530 Other furniture, small piece
531 Other furniture, large piece
532 Coping, scroll, or jigsaw work
533 Turning, solid wood
534 Turning, laminate
Creative Activities Rules & Premium Book 2016 535 Fretwork
536 Canoe or boat (please call superintendent for a delivery time)
537 Not otherwise specified (NOS)
538 Judge’s choice (do not enter)
The Peterson Memorial will award a rosette in memory of Ronald “Bud” Peterson, a past winner in wood craftsmanship, to the first prize winners of the following Wood Construction categories: SP539: Turning, solid wood, (class 533). SP540: Canoe or boat, (class 536). In addition, SP541: The Peterson Memorial will award $10 and rosette to Turning, laminate (class 534).
SP542: Perry and Sheila McGowan, Forest Lake, Minn. will award $25 and a rosette honoring the Minnesota interior designers of Erickson Interiors, Wm French and Co., and Wm Yungbauer and Sons. Judges choice of best home furnishing; classes 527and 536 (combined). Prize money included in fair check.
OTHER ARTICLES CHIEFLY MADE OF WOOD543 Musical instrument
546 Not otherwise specified (NOS)
547 Sweepstakes, carving (do not enter)
548 Sweepstakes, construction (do not enter)
SP549: The Peterson Memorial will award a rosette in memory of Ronald “Bud” Peterson, a past winner in wood craftsmanship, to the first prize winner of wood puzzle (class 545).
SP550: Perry and Sheila McGowan, Forest Lake, Minn., will award $50 and a rosette in honor of Jack L. McGowan for distinguished craftsmanship in wood, with special recognition for woodwork in Scandinavian traditions. Judges choice of best entry;
classes 522-546 (combined). Prize money included in the fair check.
SP551: Perry and Sheila McGowan, Forest Lake, Minn., will award $25 and a rosette in honor of John Scott Bradstreet for innovation in design and technique. Judges choice of best entry; classes 500-546 (combined). Prize money included in the fair check.
MODELS No kits or kit materials, LegosTM or plastic snap components.
552 Model car or carriage, scratch built. No kit materials
553 Replica, scale model
554 Historic model - any object or material (individual research)
555 Airplane flying model, scratch built
556 Boats - exhibition model, scratch built, no kit materials
557 Not otherwise specified (NOS)
558 Sweepstakes, models (do not enter)
SP559: The Peterson Memorial will award a rosette in memory of Ronald “Bud” Peterson, a past winner in wood craftsmanship, to the first prize winner of Historic model (class 554).
METAL WORK Small pieces must be fastened to a card. No cans.
560 Jewelry, one (1) piece
561 Jewelry, coordinated set
562 Metal construction, one (1) piece
563 Metal construction, set
564 Metal tools
566 Not otherwise specified (NOS)
567 Sweepstakes, metal work (do not enter)
WEAVING, KNOTTING, FELTING AND CANING (no macrame) 568 Basketry, plaited
569 Basketry, twined
570 Basketry, ribbed
571 Basketry, coiled
572 Basketry, other technique or mixed technique
573 Band weaving (inkle or tablet weaving)
Creative Activities Rules & Premium Book 2016 574 Loom weaving, purse, bag
575 Loom weaving, scarf
576 Loom weaving, towel
577 Loom weaving, place mats (4)
578 Loom weaving, table runner or table cloth
579 Loom weaving, stole or shawl
580 Loom weaving, throw, afghan or coverlet
581 Loom weaving, hand dyed yarn
582 Loom weaving, hand spun yarn
583 Clothing accessory other than scarf, woven
584 Felting, handfelted from sheep wool, wearable
585 Felting, handfelted from sheep wool, non-wearable
586 Garment, adult, lined
587 Garment, adult, unlined
588 Bobbin lace
589 Nalbinding item
590 Tatting, clothing accessory
591 Tatting, ornament
592 Tatting, other
593 Plaiting technique (kumihimo, fingerweaving)
594 Split ply technique
595 Hand spun yarn (wool fiber)
596 Hand spun yarn (hair and fur)
597 Hand spun yarn (cellulose and 100% silk)
598 Hand spun novelty yarn (nap, core, spiral, knot, slub)
599 Pillow, hand woven
600 Tapestry, under 12 in. (length)
601 Tapestry, 12 in. and over (length)
602 Wall hanging, woven, other than tapestry
603 Not otherwise specified (NOS)
604 Sweepstakes (do not enter)
SP605: Dick and Juanita Boniface, Oak Grove, Minn., will award a $30 cash prize to first place and a $20 cash prize to second place of the best articles made of all wool from the weaving, knotting, felting and caning category.
SP606: The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, Minn., will award 2 free ASI Museum passes, and a $25 certificate to the ASI Museum gift shop for judge’s choice of the best woven piece from classes 568-603 (combined).
StevenBe, Minneapolis, Minn. will award a $25 gift certificate to the following: SP607: winner of hand spun novelty yarn (class 598). SP608: The weaver with the best use of novelty yarn; classes 574-582 (combined).
Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts, Minneapolis, Minn., will award $25 gift certificates to the following: SP609: Best overall piece of bobbin lace (class 588). SP610: Best overall piece of tatting, classes 590-592 (combined).
The Weaver’s Guild of Minnesota will award $25 to the winners of the following categories, prize money will be included in fair check: SP611: Best use of texture in “woven” wearable items. SP612: Best use of color in “woven” wearable items. SP613: Best use of texture in “woven” non-wearable items. SP614: Best use of color in “woven” non wearable items. SP615: Best overall woven item. SP616: Best “first” woven item (exhibitor must indicate “first time State Fair entrant” on entry form). SP617: Best fineweight handspun yarn. SP618: Best medium-weight handspun yarn. SP619: Best bulky-weight handspun yarn.
SP620: The Minnesota Basket Weaver’s Guild will award $25, a rosette and a one year membership to Minnesota Basket Weavers Guild to first place winners in classes 568-572. The prize money will be included in the fair check.