Nebraska youth place in national wool contest
Camille Anderson of Lexington and Marie Bolin of Eagle, represented Nebraska at the National Make It With Wool competition held in conjunction with the American Sheep Industry Association Convention, Jan. 28-30, in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to Alice Doane, State MIWW director. The wool contest has been conducted for 68 years. Junior Division contestant, Camille, was first runner-up and junior division Exemplary Construction winner. She received a Brother sewing machine, Pendleton wool fabric, Sew News Magazine, Coats & Clark thread, sewing notions, and Wild Ginger pattern making software. For her entry, she constructed and modeled a magenta wool coat. Her fitted double-breasted coat features a stand-up collar, princess seams, two-piece sleeves and silver dome buttons. Camille is the daughter of Rob and Natalie Anderson.
Marie was second runner-up in the senior division and received a Koala sewing chair, Coats & Clark hand quilting thread collection, a specialty variegated thread collection, 2 pieces of wool fabric and coordinating lining and Wild Ginger pattern making software.
For her entry, Marie constructed and modeled a blue/green/red plaid dress and cranberry red jacket. The fitted, sleeveless dress features a square neckline, bias cut side panels and an embroidered waistband. The classic jacket has notched collar and princess seams with accenting pleats. She is the daughter of Kevin & Diane Bolin.
Merna Hanson of Juniata competed in the Adult Division. The adult division is based on a video, narration and garment construction prior to the National Contest. Merna constructed a cape, jacket and pants.
The trip and contest were sponsored by the American Sheep Industry Women, American Sheep Industry Association and the Nebraska Sheep and Goat Industry.
The purpose of the Make It With Wool Contest is to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns, to encourage personal creativity in sewing, to recognize creative skills and to develop life skills.
Contestants must select, construct and model their own garments. All entries must be made with 100 percent wool or wool blend (minimum 60 percent wool or specialty wool fiber) for each fashion fabric or yarn used.
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