Competitions & Contests

2020 Blue Ridge Fiber Show

Entry Dates 2020-07-15T18:00:00 - 2020-03-14T00:00:00 101 Days Left


Blue Ridge Fiber Show 

a celebration of fiberarts sponsored by the Western North Carolina Fibers / Handweavers Guild

August 15 - November 1, 2020

The purpose of the Blue Ridge Fiber Show is to encourage and support handloom weavers, spinners and felters at all levels and to increase public awareness of their work.

The Blue Ridge Fiber Show offers 3 categories:


Includes textiles created on an Entrant-controlled loom and involves interlacing (not inter-looping) two or more sets of elements at right or oblique angles to each other.

Plant, animal or synthetic fibers twisted together to form yarn Characteristics of spun yarn vary based on the material used, fiber length and alignment, quantity of fiber used and degree of twist.


Technique that produces a non-woven sheet of matted material which is most frequently made from woool, hair or fur created by the entanglement of a mass of fibers that takes place when heat, moisture and pressure are combined.  Includes needle felting.  "Fulling" (generally created by knitting and then put in washer to full) is excluded.


Within each category there are specific sub-categories:


Tapestry - weft-faced textile using discontinuous wefts
Constructed Clothing - garments made from at least 75% handwoven cloth.
Decorative Functional (home decor) - linens, rugs, pillows, afghans, etc; excludes off-loom basketry
Decorative Non-functional- wall hangings (other than tapestries), 3-D work, etc; excludes off-loom basketry
Accessories (wearable) - scarves, shawls, purses, jewelry, liturgical, etc. 


Clothing- - garments or accessories made using common felting techniques. 
Decorative - any non-clothing item using common felting techniques.  This may include wall hangings, wall hangings or tableware. 
Accessories – any wearable item considered to be an accessory such as scarves, gloves, hats. 


Skein – any hand-spun skein of any weight. 
Yarn to Finished Project – any item created using hand-spun fiber.  Hand-spun product must be visible in finished project as judging will be done on the spinning technique and outcome, not the finished project. (Consequently no felted project made from hand-spun.)

How to Register

If you have registered before, you can use your previous login information 
If you need to register, click the blue button (link) at the top right of the screen that says "Register."
Create an account / user profile, including a password.  Keep this for future log-on.
Once logged in, you will see "My Application Page." EACH piece must be entered separately.

Judging Criteria for all categories are:

Design: interest, proportion, shape and color.
Fiber / Structure / Material: suitable for design, structure and purpose.
Finishing: quality of finishing technique, appropriateness for design, structure and fiber.
Craftsmanship: technical execution.
Originality: The "WOW" factor, unique.

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions.  See link at the bottom of each page.

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User Entry Process Tutorial 

For a quick tutorial on the submission process, please watch this embedded video.

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