Ribbons from the skein competition at the Best of the Southwest Fiber Festival. I submitted three skeins, and three skeins came back with ribbons. Two blues and one red (blue is first in the category and red is second).
It was my first time submitting anything I've made to a competition. I was a little nervous. I mean I like my handspinning, but who knows if other, more experienced people do?
I submitted a silk-rayon-wool blend, a Suffolk cross wool 2-ply, and a skein of CVM cross that I spun from a Taos fleece (all already posted on the blog in the last few months).
I wonder what the judges said, thought. I wish they left comments on the sheets for me to read...tips, what I did right and wrong. Next time I think I'll stick around for the judging part so I can hear it.
The fleece judging was very insightful, and I'm sure the skein judging was also. I'm a little disappointed that the garments and the fleeces all had comments on the judging sheets, but the skeins didn't. But really, I would have been more disappointed if the skeins came back with nary a bow, right?