Lincoln County Fair 

Copyright 2019​

4-H NEEDLEWORK DEPARTMENT DIVISION 

Crochet 

813A ......Small Crochet Item(s) made of medium weight yarn: Must include rows of single, half double and/or double crochet stitches. Such as:                       scarf, purse, belt, hat, pillow, two wash cloths (made from cotton yarn), or pair of slippers. Scarf must be at least 24” long. 

813B ......Large Crochet Item(s) made of medium weight yarn: Must include rows of single, half double and/or double crochet stitches. Such as:                      afghan, shawl, or vest. 

814 ........Crochet Item made entirely with novelty yarn: Do not use standard medium weight yarn. Must include rows of single, half double, and/or double                                      crochet stitches: Such as: scarf, purse, belt, hat, pillow, pair of slippers, afghan, shawl, or vest. Scarf must be at least 24” long. 

815 ........Crocheted Item made using the Granny Square technique: May use any weight yarn, single or multiple colors of yarn. Such as: purse,                        shawl, afghan, or hat. 

816A .....Crocheted Item(s) made using intermediate skills/pattern crochet stitches: Such as: hat, belt, scarf, pair of mittens, pillow, sweater, vest,                    shawl or baby blanket, doily (made from bedspread weight thread) or set of 5 different ornaments (made from bedspread weight                              thread using intermediate skills/stitches. Include one or more pattern stitches—shell, arch, diamond, bobble, snapdragon, popcorn,                          cross, puff, cluster, or seed/granite. Can include one or more colors in alternating rows (stripes). Scarf must be at least 24” long. 

816B ......Crochet Item using intermediate skills for shaping and fitting multiple pieces together: Items must include increase and decrease. Such                    as stuffed toys or pair of slippers. 

817 ........Item or pair of items using advanced crochet skills: include one or more of the following advanced skills: afghan stitch, beadwork, camel                 crochet, filet crochet, Irish crochet, Cro-knit/hook, Cro-tat, hairpin lace, or broomstick lace; combining pattern stitches with crocheted                        buttons and/or buttonholes; creating plaids, geometric designs or checks; making novelty crochet articles; or creating your own design.                    Original designs must include a copy of directions, notes and diagrams used to create the items(s). Suggested items include: multi-                            colored hat, purse, collar (made with bedspread-weight cotton thread), sweater, jacket, afghan or coat. 

 

One Type of Embroidery Stitch 

818A .....Redwork: Embroidery item made with a single color of floss such as “Redwork,” using red floss. Must use the stem stitch and have an                       embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

818B .....Stamped Cross Stitch: Cross stitched design stamped (printed/drawn) on plain woven fabric and have an embroidered area equivalent                     to 5 x 7 inches or 2” x 16” border or larger.831 

 

Multiple Types of Embroidery Stitches 

819A .....Candlewicking: design stamped on plain woven fabric. Must include stem/ outline, satin and colonial knot stitches and have an                                   embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

819B ......Stamped Embroidery: Embroidery design printed/drawn on plain woven fabric or felt. Must include three or more of the following                            different stitches (stem/outline, lazy daisy, running, straight, French knot, satin, blanket, chain, or back stitch). May use more than one                      color of floss. Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

819C .....Free Embroidery: Embroidery design used to embellish a base fabric without the design being drawn on the fabric. Must include three or                 more of the following different stitches (stem/outline, lazy daisy, running, straight, French knot, satin, blanket, chain, or back stitch). May                    use more than one color of floss. Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. Embroidery may embellish design                  lines on the item. 

Charted Embroidery Using Large Cross or Snowflake Stitches: 

820.........A Cross Stitch on Gingham: Cross stitch on ¼-inch gingham and have an embroidered area 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

820B ......Counted Cross Stitch on 11 Count Aida Cloth: Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

820C .....Chicken Scratch on gingham: Chicken Scratch (also known as Snowflake embroidery) on ¼ inch or smaller checked gingham fabric. Must                    have an embroidered area 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

 

Crewel Embroidery 

821 ........Crewel Embroidery: Crewel embroidery design on linen or cotton twill fabric using crewel or Persian Yarn: Must have an embroidered                        area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. Charted Embroidery Using Specialty Cloth 

822A .....Counted Cross Stitch on 14 Count Aida Cloth: Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

822B ......Counted Cross Stitch using Waste Canvas: Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

822C .....Huck Embroidery: Huck embroidery on huck towel/toweling creating a minimum 2 inch wide border design. 

822D .....Swedish Weaving: Swedish weaving on monk’s cloth creating a minimum of 6 inch wide border design. 

 

Embroidery Using Advanced Skills: 

823A .....Ribbon Embroidery Using Silk Ribbon for 5 or More Embroidery Stitches: Design may also include use of embroidery floss in addition to the silk ribbon. 

823B ......Crazy Quilt Patchwork: Constructed of irregularly shaped fabric pieces embellished with a combination of ribbon work, specialty thread,                  embroidery stitches, and/or beadwork creating a finished crazy quilt design. 

823C .....Counted Cross Stitch on 18 or 22 Count Even Weave or Aida Cloth: Must have an embroidered area equivalent to 5 x 7 inches or larger. 

823D .....English Smocking: Smocked area must be equivalent to 4 x 6 inches or larger. Design must include at least 5 different smocking/embroidery stitches. 

 

Knitting 

824 ........Small/simple knitted item(s): Items such as a hat, pillow, purse, scarf, belt, doll afghan, or two wash cloths using worsted weight yarn.                        Solid color or variegated yarn is acceptable. Wash cloths should be made from worsted weight cotton yarn. Items are limited to those                      that include garter stitch, stockinette stitch, and/ or ribbing stitch. Scarf must be at least 24” long. Items made on a knitting machine or                    looms do not fit in this class. 

825 ........Knitted Item created with Novelty/Decorative Yarn(s): Do not use standard medium weight yarn. Such as a purse, scarf, hat, leg                                  warmers, etc. Scarf must be at least 24” long. Items made on a knitting machine or looms do not fit in this class. 

826 ........Larger/simple knitted item(s): Items such as a pair of mittens; pair of slippers, shawl; or afghan (minimum size equivalent to 36” x 36”).                     May use yarn other than worsted weight yarn. Two colors and one pattern stitch may be used in addition to garter stitch, stockinette                       stitch, and/or ribbing stitch. Items made on a knitting machine or loom do not fit in this class. 

827A .....Knitted project focused on Shape—Garment or Fashion Accessory: Exhibit one item or a pair of items using pick up stitches, and/or                           knitting in the round. Item must include increase or decrease. May use yarns other than worsted weight yarn. May include simple color                   changes (stripes or duplicate stitch). Ideas such as: gloves, hat, mittens, socks, leggings, skirt, sweater, or vest. Items made on a knitting                   machine or looms do not fit in this class. 

827B ......Knitted project focused on Shape—Stuffed Toy: Exhibit one item using pick up stitches, and/or knitting in the round. Item must include                    increase or decrease. May use yarns other than worsted weight yarn. May include simple color changes (stripes or duplicate stitch).                          Items made on a knitting machine or looms do not fit in this class. 

828 ........Knitted project focused on Color Design: Exhibit one item or a pair of items using charted designs or design your own. Charted designs                    may include color changes such as Fair Isle Intarsia, and Mosaic knitting. Original designs must include a copy of directions, notes, and                    any diagrams used to create the item. Ideas such as: pillow, afghan (minimum size 45-x 60-inches), holiday stocking (minimum 18-inches                   in length), purse, pair of socks, sweater. Items made on a knitting machine or looms do not fit in this class. 

829 ........Knitted project focused on Textural Design: Exhibit one item or pair of items using charted designs or design your own. Charted designs                 must include multiple pattern stitches such as Aran Isle knitting or lace knitting. Knitting with beads is also acceptable. Original designs                   must include a copy of directions, notes, and any diagrams used to create the item. Ideas such as: cell 

               phone holder, amulet, pillow, afghan (minimum size 45-x 60-inches), holiday stocking (minimum 18-inches in length), purse, pair of                           socks, sweater. Items made on a knitting machine or looms do not fit in this class. 

 

Lacework – Tatting 

830 ........One thread tatting: Tatted item or item embellished with tatted edging or tatted motifs using a tatting needle or shuttle and single                            thread. Item should include rings with picots and double stitches only. Item to which the tatting is attached may be purchased, made by                   member or by someone else. Judging is based on tatting and quality of workmanship in attaching it to the item. 

831 ........Two thread tatting: Bookmark, jewelry, tatted embellishment on clothing or other item using size 5 needle or shuttle and 2 appropriate                    sized threads. Item must include chains and rings with picots and double stitches, may use one or two colors of thread. Item to which                      the tatting is attached may be purchased, made by member or by someone else. Judging is based on tatting and quality of                                          workmanship in attaching it to the item. 

832 ........Advanced Tatting: Exhibit one of the following items: 

  • Item of shuttle tatting using size 20 or 30 tatting thread. Options: Bookmark, jewelry, embellishment on clothing or other item. Item must include chains and rings with picots and double stitches, may use one or two colors of thread. 

  • Item of needle tatting using size 7 needle and appropriate sized tatting thread. Options: Bookmark, jewelry, embellishment on clothing or other item. Item must include chains and rings with picots and double stitches, may use one or two colors of thread. 

  • Item using either shuttle or needle tatting with the use of two threads and beads. Options: jewelry, advanced motif as embellishment on clothing or other item. Item to which the tatting is attached may be purchased, made by member 

 

Quilting 

833 ........Quilted Mat (12” x 12” finished size)Exhibit a 2 x 2 “quilt” made with four six-inch squares. At least two of the 6-inch squares must be                          patchwork designs in which square and/or rectangle pieces are pieced together (do not include triangle pieces). Piecing technique: stitch                  by hand or sewing machine. Quilting technique: machine tack or hand tie, stitch by hand or use a sewing machine (Do NOT use a long                      arm quilting machine or hooped embroidery machine.) 

834 ........Quilted Runner—machine tacked or hand tied (12” x 36” finished size) Exhibit a 1 x 3 four-block runner “quilt”. Each four-block must                          include at least two 6-inch square patchwork blocks made with square and/or rectangle pieces (do not include triangle pieces). Piecing                    technique: stitch by hand or sewing machine. Quilting technique: machine tack or hand tie. 

835 ........Quilted Runner—quilted by hand or sewing machine (12” x 36” finished size) Exhibit a 1 x 3 four-block runner “quilt”. Each four-block                          must include at least two 6-inch square patchwork blocks made with square and/or rectangle pieces (do not include triangle pieces).                        Piecing technique: stitch by hand or sewing machine. Quilting technique: stitch by hand or use a sewing machine (Do NOT use long arm                 quilting machine or hooped embroidery machine.) 

836.........Hand Quilted Wall Hanging or Small Quilt (36” x 36”) Exhibit a 4 or 9 block quilt or quilted wall hanging. Block must measure 12 inch by                      12 inch for the 4-block version or 9 inch by 9 inch for the 9-block version. Finished project must include appliqué &/or triangle pieces                        with sashing and/or borders. Finished quilt not to exceed 36 inches by 36 inches. Piecing technique: stitch by hand or sewing machine.                    Quilting technique: stitch by hand using cross hatching, stitching in the ditch, or echo/outline quilting. Edge finishing technique: Applied                  binding with mitered corners, hanging sleeve optional 

837.........Machine Quilted Wall Hanging or Small Quilt (36” x 36”)Exhibit a 4 or 9 block quilt or quilted wall hanging. Each block must measure 12                      inches by 12 inches for the 4-block version or 9 inches by 9 inches for the 9-block version. Finished project must include appliqué and/or                  triangle pieces with sashing and/or borders. Finished quilt not to exceed 36 inches by 36 inches. Piecing technique: stitched by hand                          or sewing machine Quilting technique: stitch using a conventional sewing machine using cross hatching, stitching in the ditch, or                                echo/outline quilting. (NO long arm machine or hooped embroidery.) Edge finishing technique: Applied binding with mitered corners,                      hanging sleeve optional. 

838.........Creative Quilt or Quilted Wall Hanging (at least 24” x 24” up to 48” x 48”)Exhibit a creative quilt, minimum finished size 24 inches by 24                      inches, maximum size 48 inches by 48 inches. Quilt top should include advanced piecing techniques joined by hand and/or machine                        that may include dimensional pieces, appliqué, foundation piecing, English paper piecing, miniature scale, and/or landscape design.                          Piecing technique: stitch by hand or sewing machine. Quilting technique: Stitch by hand or conventional sewing machine using stippling                  or patterned/ stenciled motifs. (Do NOT use a long arm quilting machine or hooped embroidery machine.) Edge finishing technique:                        Applied binding with mitered corners, hanging sleeve optional.