Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Nevada County Inspiration

Fair time has arrived, or nearly so, in Nevada County.  This year the Not 2 Square Weavers decided that our weaving challenge for the year would be to weave something inspired by Nevada County (where most of us live).  We thought it such a good idea that we contacted the fair to see if we could sponsor a contest for fiber artisans.  They agreed and we collected money for a cash award ($50 from Not 2 Square Weavers & Banner Mountain Textiles) for the piece  the fair judge deems the best.

Here are the rules from the bookletDivision 1108  Use some aspect of Nevada County as an inspiration for a finished piece. This should be either woven from handspun or commercial yarn or hand knit using handspun yarn.  You could use a photo, calendar page, color of leaves or flowers in your back yard or neighborhood, some historical reference, etc.  Please accompany your entry with a photo or written description of the inspiration for your piece.

The contest is open to everyone, even if you aren't a resident of Nevada County, CA.   I have taken lots of photos in Nevada County over the past few years.  Here is my flickr site and anyone wanting to use one of my photos for inspiration may do so as long as they give me credit for the photo.

We are hoping that lots weavers and spinning knitters will participate and there will certainly be a blog post with photos of the entries after they have been judged and the fair opens on August 8th.

2 comments:

Amanda Cutler said...

That looks like a lot of fun, and it's especially neat that it's open to weavers everywhere! If I wasn't so busy with my summer jobs, I would totally do it!

Ingrid said...

The results of this challenge were really great. About a dozen finished pieces were submitted. There were towels, scarves, shawls and a felted piece. It is inspiring to see how people interpreted our County.