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Crafts

Fairbook pages 102- 104

CRAFTS

DEPARTMENT 55

SUPERINTENDENTS:

Lori Schmick Lydia Strumpf

248-627-1151 907-942-2480

Tobago89@charter.netlydiastrumpf@gmail.com

Learning Objective: To develop artistic techniques and knowledge through the creation and display of various crafts.

Rules:Exhibitors may enter no more than one entry per class except in Miscellaneous Crafts which has a maximum of 2 entries.Articles made are judged according to the exhibitor’s age.Originality and creativity count.All exhibits intended for hanging must be furnished with a hook or mounting device.Macramé exhibits must not exceed 2’ x 4’ (or 8 square feet) in size.Removable/breakable objects are not to be left in macramé displays.Exhibitor should use techniques typical of good practices used according to the class they are entered in.Attendance is recommended at time of judging.

Rules for Ceramics:All ceramics must be dated with initials where visible.Plaster must be permanently dated.Make sure correct class is entered.If you are unsure please call the Superintendent. Ceramics (both glazed and bisque) other than original are usually hollow and have been fired.Plaster is molded usually solid, never fired.

NANCY BRANDON MEMORIAL TROPHY

2017 Winner:Raileen Hager

This trophy is given in honor of Nancy Brandon who loved life and had many interests, but whose first love was crafts.The Crafts Department Superintendent will make the determination based upon the largest number of entries a youth has entered and placed.

Donated by Nancy Brandon’s daughter, Debbie Morgan.A trophy will be awarded, and a plaque engraved with the winner’s name will be displayed at the Fairgrounds.


DIVISION 1CERAMICSGLAZED

This area starts with molded, uncleaned greenware that is glazed and then fired.

Class:

5501015-7 years old (competitive)

5501028-11 years old

55010312-14 years old

55010415-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 2CERAMICS-BISQUE

Rules:Must start with cleaned bisque.No glazed items in this area.Dry brush or stains only.Bisque is clay that is fired before it is painted or stained. Do not enter plaster form in Division 2.See DIVISION 5.


Class:

5502015-7 years old (competitive)

550202 8-11 years old

550203 12-14 years old

550204 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 3CERAMICS- ORIGINALS

Your own design from clay.Clay items that are fired after painting or staining.

Class:

5503015-7 years old (competitive)

5503028-11 years old

55030312-14 years old

55030415-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 4- TERRA COTTA POT ART

Use terra cotta pots to create individual art objects or sculptures.Maximum pot size is 10” in diameter.Maximum height is 24”

Class:

5504015-7 years old (competitive)

5504028-11 years old

55040312-14 years old

55040415-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 5PLASTER FORM

Plaster items that have not been fired before or after painting.DO NOT ENTER bisque in this division.

Class:

5505015-7 years old (competitive)

5505028-11 years old

550503 12-14 years old

550504 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 6BASKET WEAVING

Baskets created by weaving materials together.

Class:

550601Reed Weaving

550602Raffia/Paper Weaving

550603Cloth Weaving (No Crochet)

Best of Show

DIVISION 7-LEATHER

An item made from or enhanced from animal hide.

Class:

550701Original

550702Made from a kit

550703Hand carved items

Best of Show

DIVISION 8 STENCILING /STAMPING

Stenciling is applying a design using a cut out pattern. Imprints are applied using a tool made of rubber or of other substances.

Class:

550801Wood, single item

550802Paper, single item

550803Cloth

550804Other

Best of Show

DIVISION 9SHOEBOX FLOAT

Miniature parade floats using shoebox for base (no boot boxes).This project is judged on your creativity for the float only.

Class:

550901Fair Theme

550902Holiday

550903All Other

Best of Show

DIVISION 10HANDCRAFTED SOAPS

Three different soap making methods, all with different traits.Keep bars to a 4-5 ounce size (regular sized soap bar), but choose your shape and design as desired.NO PACKAGING.INCLUDE RECIPE ON AN 8 ½ X 11 PAGE IN A 3 HOLE PAGE PROTECTOR.

Melt and Pour (M & P) Soap

Using transparent or opaque pre-made soap base that has been melted.Color, fragrances, etc. can be added, then poured into a mold to create a decorative soap bar.Include recipe.

Cold Process (CP) Soap

Using oils, fats and sodium hydroxide (LYE) to create a bar of soap.Color, additive, fragrance as desired.Include recipe.

Hand-Milled Soap

Grating/shredding pre-made soap bar, melting then adding additives such as fragrances, oils, herbs and re-molding.Include recipe.

Class:

5510015-7 years old (competitive)

5510028-11 years old

55100312-14 years old

55100415-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 11JEWELRY SINGLE PIECES

A solitary handmade piece of jewelry.All jewelry must be mounted on a 5” X 7” foam board.Class:

551101Beaded

551102Plastic

551103Metal

551104Wood

551105Hemp

551106Other

Best of Show


DIVISION 12JEWELRY SETS 2 OR MORE PIECES

Two or more handmade pieces of jewelry used to create a grouping.Jewelry must be mounted on a 5” X 7” foam board.

Class:

551201Beaded

551202Plastic

551203Metal

551204Wood

551205Hemp

551206Other

Best of Show

DIVISION 13- HOLIDAY CRAFTS

Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, etc.The craft should reflect the spirit of your chosen holiday.

Class:

551301Door and Wall Hanging

551302Ornament Other

551303Centerpiece Occasions

Best of Show

DIVISION 14- HOLIDAY GIFT WRAP

Your exhibit must contain homemade bows and personally designed paper.

Rules:Exhibited package should be empty and no larger than 12” x 18”.No commercial gift-wrapping supplies will be allowed, except

ribbon and tape.Exhibitor must make his or her own bows and design own paper.

Class:

551401Birthday 5-7 years old (competitive)

551402Birthday 8-11 years old

551403Birthday 12-14 years old

551404Birthday 15-19 years old

551405 Holiday 5-7 years old (competitive)

551406Holiday8-11 years old

551407Holiday 12-14 years old

551408Holiday 15-19 years old

551409 Other 5-7 years old (competitive)

551410 Other 8-11 years old

551411 Other 12-14 years old

551412 Other 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 15 – HOLIDAY GIFT BAGS

Your exhibit must contain homemade bows and personally designed bags.

Rules:Exhibited gift bag should be empty (with the exception of tissue paper) and no larger than 12” x 18”.No commercial gift-wrapping supplies will be allowed, except ribbon and tape.

Exhibitor must make his or her own bows and design own bag.

Class:

551501Birthday 5-7 years old (competitive)

551502Birthday 8-11 years old

551503Birthday 12-14 years old

551504Birthday 15-19 years old

551505 Holiday 5-7 years old (competitive)

551506Holiday 8-11 years old

551507Holiday 12-14 years old

551508Holiday 15-19 years old

551509 Other 5-7 years old (competitive)

551510 Other 8-11 years old

551511 Other 12-14 years old

551512 Other 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 16 – MISCELLANEOUS CRAFTS

Identify specific craft on entry form (not just miscellaneous).A maximum of 2 entries are allowed in this division.Exhibit may only be entered in this class if it does not meet the criteria under any other class description. This is not a category for duplicate projects.

Class:

5516015-7 years old (competitive)

5516028-11 years old

55160312-14 years old

551604 15-19 years old

Best of Show
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