By the Falls Online No-Judgement Fiber Faire
Most Unintended Design Features
So there are a few things in your piece that were unintended, but you just went with it because you didn’t want to rip it out . . . again. We get you!
Best Intentions UFO (aka Unfinished Object)
Everyone understands that project that you really, really wanted to knit/crochet, but after awhile you just weren’t into it any more. It’s okay! You stuffed into a tote and you are planning to get to it someday. Well, now you can enter it in a fiber faire! Yay!
Let’s Be Honest
You made something intended to be a gift for someone and then you realized they were not worthy of it. Maybe you gave it to someone else altogether. Or better yet, maybe you kept it for yourself. And you know what? You deserved it! We're totally into that!
Of Course I Didn’t Swatch
Well, we’ve all been there! You used the wrong weight yarn or needle/hook, didn’t really pay any attention to the gauge or whatever. It’s just not the size you expected. Every knitter/crocheter on the planet, and quite possibly the entire universe because they say there are aliens out there now and we bet they knit/crochet too, totally gets this one!
We will also create other categories after seeing your lovely work that will be more serious-minded like best use of color, fun with mini-skeins, awesome textured stitches, great borders, and things like that so it won’t be completely ridiculous . . . . well, basically just fun! But never ridiculous - not ever.
About The Artful Yarn
The Artful Yarn is a fun, boutique local yarn shop, a friendly retreat for local and visiting fiber friends! We love meeting fun knitters and crocheters from all walks of life, all skill levels and all connected by a love of fibering - whether it's classes, new projects, new skills or a special event. (We do love to throw a party and look forward to doing that again when it is safe.)
We especially welcome the beginner and the not-so-confidant. Our intentionally-curated yarn and gift collection features companies owned by women or families, many of them from the United States. We support fair-wage, companies and those that foster ethical treatment of animals and responsible disposal of dye.
The Artful Yarn takes COVID-19 very seriously and follows protocols that protect customers and staff.
How & When To Enter Online:
Three (3) entry photos and information
may be submitted via email August 8 - 19
Entries must include the following 3 digital photos of each item submitted: 1 photo of your item on a person or mannequin, 2 up-close photos showing details of your item. Photos must be emailed to info@TheArtfulYarn.com with the following information:
Your Phone Number
Category Your Are Entering
Pattern with Designer Name Used for Your Piece
Yarn Weight Used for Your Piece
The story about your piece especially if submitting in one of our special categories
Please do not identify the yarn company of the yarn used in your piece in any of your photos
Winners will be notified by email and 1 photo with brief info about your piece with be posted on The Artful Yarn’s website and other social media.
Prizes can be picked up in-store, curbside. Or we can mail to you if you cannot pick up as long as you live in the US.
Gather your knit or crochet pieces and start taking photos of your submissions! If entering more than one piece please send a separate email for each one.
Let's not be too serious! It's just for some fun!