Handwoven Magazine’s 2014 Handwoven for the Home Challenge
A Handwoven Magazine Juried Contest

Attention All Weavers!

About the Challenge:

Handwoven is pleased to invite you to enter our 2014 weaving challenge “Handwoven for the Home.” This is a juried competition. There will be some great prizes, and the winning items will also appear as projects in the September/October 2014 issue of Handwoven—so they must be projects for which you can provide a draft and detailed instructions for weaving and any sewing.

Sponsors :

There will be prizes for:

Best Home Décor Item — Sponsored by Mango Moon
Best Use of Knitting Yarn — Sponsored by Trendsetter Yarns
Best Table Linen — Sponsored by Interlacement Yarns

Best Bath Item — Sponsored by Halcyon Yarn
Best Use of Natural Fibers — Imperial Yarn

We’re looking for all sorts of household textiles and cloth creations from dish towels to aprons to pillow covers and beyond. You can team up with a friend if you’d like, and you can also submit more than one piece for consideration. Get your looms warped and your designing minds engaged to create your ideal piece of weaving for the home!

All projects must be designed to serve a purpose inside the home, either functional (such as a bath rug or napkins) or aesthetic (such as curtains, a runner, or a cover for a throw pillow). Garments will be accepted only if they are also specifically for home use, such as an apron or bath robe. Garments designed to be worn outside of the home will not be accepted.  

Please fill out the form below and upload three digital images: photos of the front and back of the piece and a detail photo of the woven cloth. You will also need to fill out a Project at a Glance Form and and then email it to Handwoven@interweave.com with the subject line “Handwoven for the Home.” If you prefer, you can also download and print the Project at a Glance worksheet and mail it, along with three photographs, to the attention of Christina Garton at Handwoven Contest, 201 East Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537.

Tips for Photographing Projects:
Use a neutral background when photographing your project
Make sure the project is well lit—natural light is often the best light to use for photography
Make sure the project is the focus of each photo
Garments should be photographed on dress forms or on models if possible

The first day to enter is January 17, 2014. All entries, both electronic and mailed must be received by midnight MDT March 21, 2014. There is no limit to the number of entries, but please submit one entry form per piece. Please send any questions to

First Name
Last Name
Email address
Confirm email address
Title of Entry Piece

Important Dates:
January 17, 2014 - First day to enter
March 21, 2014 - Closing date
March 31, 2014 - Semi-finalists notified this week
April 18, 2014 - Semi-finalists projects and project instructions are due at the Handwoven office.
April 28, 2014 - Judging completed this week

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