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.
There will be prizes for:
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.
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