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Handicrafts at Wensleydale Show Online

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)

A1

A cushion


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.

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RESULTS: 1st: Barbara Hadlow A1-9, 2nd: Rona Macklam A1-4 3rd: Debra Halcrow A1-13
A very interesting and varied selection of cushions, the winner shows great skill and very neat and accurate workmanship.

A1-9 Barbara Hadlow

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A1-4 Rona Macklam

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A1-13 Debra Halcrow

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A1-1 Marjorie Blake

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A1-2 Pamela White

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A1-3 Matthew Waring

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A1-5 Deborah Bell

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A1-6 Rebecca Alderson

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A1-7 Charlotte Barker

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A1-8 Sarah Bailey

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A1-10 Carol Calder

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A1-11 Pippa Turner

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A1-12 Emma Womack

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A2

A door stop


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.

Judge's Feedback

RESULTS: 1st: Barbara Hadlow A2-7, 2nd: Deborah Bell A2-2, 3rd: Denise Houghton A2-6
The winner incorporates a patchwork skill with a good solid effect for a door stop.

A2-7 Barbara Hadlow

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A2-2 Deborah Bell

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A2-6 Denise Houghton

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A2-1 Matthew Waring

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A2-3 Charlotte Barker

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A2-4 Frances Smyth

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A2-5 Denise Houghton

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A2-8 Louise McCallum

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A3

A piece of homemade jewellery


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.

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RESULTS: 1st: Deborah Bell A3-3, 2nd: Matthew Waring A3-1, 3rd: Mrs Pamela White A3-2
The winner, a home made bracelet I would enjoy wearing.

A3-3 Deborah Bell

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A3-1 Matthew Waring

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A3-2 Mrs Pamela White

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A3-4 Charlotte Roberts

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A3-5 Isla Arrell

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A3-6 Emily Heward

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A4

A garment using wool


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.

Judge's Feedback

RESULTS: 1st: Judith Johnson A4-7, 2nd: Janet Green A4-3, 3rd: D and C Yates A4-10
These exhibits all used wool but some could not be classified as a garment, especially the Reindeer which showed a great deal of skill as the class stated a garment therefore could not be included in the prize winners.

A4-7 Judith Johnson

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A4-3 Janet Green

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A4-10 D and C Yates

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A4-1 Ann Steel-Taylor

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A4-2 Carol Fletcher

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A4-4 Charlotte Roberts

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A4-5 Lisa Catlin

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A4-6 Maria Catlin

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A4-8 Denise Houghton

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A4-9 Pippa Turner

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A4-11 Pippa Turner

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A4-12 Charlotte Adams

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A5

An up-cycled item


An upcycled item, the judge will be looking for originality, functionality and the best reincarnation of an old item into a new useful life.

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RESULTS: 1st Deborah Bell A5-1, 2nd Kerry Dainty A5-2, 3rd Charlotte Adams A5-3
An Interesting selection of upcycled exhibits.

A5-1 Deborah Bell

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A5-2 Kerry Dainty

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A5-3 Charlotte Adams

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Anne Guy

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.