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Crafts

2020 Crafts

Fairbook pages 108-110

CRAFTS

DEPARTMENT 55

SUPERINTENDENTS:

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

2019 Winner:

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.

Placings and Awards:

Divisions 1-16: 1-6 Strip Ribbons and Premium Money.

Best of Show: 1-6 Rosettes, First Place- $5.00 and Trophy


DIVISION 1 CERAMICS GLAZED

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

Class:

550101 5-7 years old (competitive)

550102 8-11 years old

550103 12-14 years old

550104 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 2 CERAMICS-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:

550201 5-7 years old (competitive)

550202 8-11 years old

550203 12-14 years old

550204 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 3 CERAMICS- ORIGINALS

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

Class:

550301 5-7 years old (competitive)

550302 8-11 years old

550303 12-14 years old

550304 15-19 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:

550401 5-7 years old (competitive)

550402 8-11 years old

550403 12-14 years old

550404 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 5 PLASTER FORM

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

Class:

550501 5-7 years old (competitive)

550502 8-11 years old

550503 12-14 years old

550504 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 6 BASKET WEAVING

Baskets created by weaving materials together.

Class:

550601 Reed Weaving

550602 Raffia/Paper Weaving

550603 Cloth Weaving (No Crochet)

Best of Show

DIVISION 7-LEATHER

An item made from or enhanced from animal hide.

Class:

550701 Original

550702 Made from a kit

550703 Hand 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:

550801 Wood, single item

550802 Paper, single item

550803 Cloth

550804 Other

Best of Show

DIVISION 9 SHOEBOX FLOAT

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

Class:

550901 Fair Theme

550902 Holiday

550903 All Other

Best of Show

DIVISION 10 HANDCRAFTED 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:

551001 5-7 years old (competitive)

551002 8-11 years old

551003 12-14 years old

551004 15-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 11 JEWELRY SINGLE PIECES

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

551101 Beaded

551102 Plastic

551103 Metal

551104 Wood

551105 Hemp

551106 Other

Best of Show


DIVISION 12 JEWELRY 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:

551201 Beaded

551202 Plastic

551203 Metal

551204 Wood

551205 Hemp

551206 Other

Best of Show

DIVISION 13- HOLIDAY CRAFTS

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

Class:

551301 Door and Wall Hanging

551302 Ornament Other

551303 Centerpiece 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)

551402 Birthday 8-11 years old

551403 Birthday 12-14 years old

551404 Birthday 15-19 years old

551405 Holiday 5-7 years old (competitive)

551406 Holiday 8-11 years old

551407 Holiday 12-14 years old

551408 Holiday 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:

551501 Birthday 5-7 years old (competitive)

551502 Birthday 8-11 years old

551503 Birthday 12-14 years old

551504 Birthday 15-19 years old

551505 Holiday 5-7 years old (competitive)

551506 Holiday 8-11 years old

551507 Holiday 12-14 years old

551508 Holiday 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:

551601 5-7 years old (competitive)

551602 8-11 years old

551603 12-14 years old

551604 15-19 years old

Best of Show
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