2020 Garment And Home Accessory Show Competition

FIBER ARTISTS COME AND CELEBRATE THE 2020 WOOL FESTIVAL

We offer this unique opportunity for fiber artists to join us in supporting our regional fiber producers by creating original designs for our Garment and Home Accessories Show. In honor of the mission of the Mountain and Valley Wool Association who produces the Taos Wool Festival, we request that items entered contain a majority of animal fiber that has been raised in Colorado/New Mexico/Texas. All entries should promote, emphasize, and be "about" animal fiber. Finished fiber goods may contain silk, plant fibers, synthetic fibers, and other materials in a supporting role. Examples are silk warp and synthetic stuffing covered by wool fabrics. NOTE: Non-US supporting Fiber is accepted but not encouraged. Entries may not be from a kit. All entries must have been completed between Nov 1st 2019 & Oct 2nd, 2020. Artists are limited to one item per class. Artists may enter multiple items, but they must be in different classes.

Click here to read the Garment And Home Accessory Competition Rules and Description and download the Entry Form (PDF) to get started.

2019 GARMENT AND HOME ACCESSORIES COMPETITION WINNERS

  • GHA: ADULT

  • GARMENT: Total # Entries:20

  • Garment – Felted
  • 1st: Kathy Bright
  • Joint 2nd: Kim van Deman
  • Judy Chapman
  • Joint 3rd: Deb Tewell
  • Anne Vickrey-Evans
  • Garment - Knit/Crochet
  • 1st: Lucy Swift
  • 2nd: Alixis Margauares
  • 3rd: Rebecca Hettinger
  • Garment - Hand-Woven
  • 1st: Tahnibaa Naataanii
  • 2nd: Kirsten Thorstensen
  • 3rd: Karen Dietrich
  • Garment – Leather
  • 1st: Dylan Anderson
  • 2nd: None
  • 3rd: None
  • Garment Grand Champion Winner: Kathy Bright
  • Garment Reserve Champion: Lucy Swift


  • HOME ACCESSORIES Total # Entries:8

  • Home Accessories – Felted
  • 1st: Debbie Michelsen
  • 2nd: Kim van Deman
  • 3rd: None
  • Home Accessories - Knit/Crochet
  • None Awarded
  • Home Accessories - Hand-Woven
  • 1st: Tahnibaa Naataanii
  • 2nd: Karen Cox
  • 3rd: Rhonda Amen
  • Home Accessories – Leather
  • No Entries
  • Home Accessories Grand Champion Winner: Tahnibaa Naataanii
  • Home Accessories Reserve Champion: Karen Cox
  • G&HA Overall:
  • Best Overall Felted Item: Kathy Bright
  • Best Overall Knit/Crochet Item: Lucy Swift
  • Best Overall Handwoven Item: Tahnibaa Naataanii
  • Best Overall Leather Item: Dylan Anderson
  • Lorraine Mooney Award for best item made entirely of CO/NM/TX grown animal fiber,
  • Silver Medallion: Tahnibaa Naataanii (Home Accessory, Handwoven)


  • GHA: YOUTH Total # Entries:1

  • Youth - Garment – Felted
  • No Entries
  • Youth - Garment - Knit/Crochet
  • No Entries
  • Youth - Garment - Hand-Woven
  • 1st: Max Starceski
  • 2nd: None
  • 3rd: None
  • Youth - Garment – Leather
  • No Entries
  • Youth - Home Accessories – Felted
  • No Entries
  • Youth - Home Accessories - Knit/Crochet
  • No Entries
  • Youth - Home Accessories - Hand-Woven
  • No Entries
  • Youth - Home Accessories – Leather
  • No Entries
  • Youth Grand Champion Winner: Max Starceski
  • Youth Reserve Champion: None
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