In this section we are expecting to see some “lockdown projects” this is where the competitors can use their skills to produce a showpiece in their favourite medium, there is something for everyone.
CHAMPION OF SECTION is awarded to A4-A7 – A garment using wool
Congratulations to Judith Johnson
“The Best in Section Champion goes to the winner of Class A4 Exhibit A7. A beautiful garment showing great skill which must have been a labour of love to produce, well done I hope you enjoy wearing it.” (Judge Anne Guy)
This class may produce a variety of cushions using an array of different materials and techniques, we may see traditional covers and those using modern techniques we have left it up to the competitors. The judge will be looking for a functional cushion, which demonstrates skills in the chosen medium.
The exhibits in this class will demonstrate skill in producing a functional object through a variety of mediums. We will be surprised by the variety of skills used in the production of these items.
The judges will expect to see a piece of jewellery which would be practical and attractive, it could be understated or flamboyant but must show detail and skill in its production.
We had to include this class – it is a favourite in the live show and allows people to demonstrate their skills in this traditional skill. Coming from Wensleydale, with a famous breed of quality wool producing sheep named after the dale we hope to see some items produced from the wool of local sheep breeds.
An upcycled item, the judge will be looking for originality, functionality and the best reincarnation of an old item into a new useful life.
Norman Iveson Steel Products Limited is a family run business that specialise in agricultural steel fabrications, we manufacture CE approved steel portal frame buildings as well as livestock handling, feeding and penning equipment.
If there’s one lady with the perfect eye for quality handicrafts, then it’s Anne. She has always had a passion for crafting and woolcrafts in particular and is W.I trained in craft judging, stage and display to county standard. She is proud to have judged at most of the agricultural shows in Yorkshire but certainly feels ‘at home’ to be judging for Wensleydale this year as she has been on our committee for 40 years and has run our handicraft tent for many of them. She has also done us the honour of being joint President of the Show with her husband Stuart and so is a real ambassador for the show. In this true spirit of ‘getting involved’ in Wensleydale Show, she hopes people will join in and give it a go by entering their handicrafts.