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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

Old School Sewing Competition

Rules
1. All work would have to be 100% Hand sewn.

2. All work must contain fabric and thread.

3. Work CAN contain beads, buttons, feathers, yarns,
metal, ribbon, etc., as long as the base piece is fabric and thread.

4. The work presented must be a finished piece that is not meant to be added or attached to a large piece.

5. The maximum size will be 36” x 36”. There is no minimum size. 3D work should be no large than 36” x 36” x 36”.

6. The work does NOT have to be a quilt. It can be of any textile medium as long as all sewing is done by hand.

7. You may enter only one piece.

8. You must sign up by Sept. 6th. You sign up at the Flickr group, Stitch by Hand, under discussions. There will be a “discussion” listed as Stitched by Hand, Old School Sewing Competition Sign In. You will state your name and category at this time.

9. Images of the completed work must be in the Stitched by Hand, Old School Sewing Competition group by Dec. 1, 2008. There can be up to 3 images of your piece, accepted for display. With each image you will give the category your piece will be under (see below), chosen theme (see below), your name, Title of your piece, dimensions, and brief notes on the construction of your work.

10. The categories are:
1.) 2D Contemporary, Original art, artist designed
2.) 2D Traditional, work must be related to or copy traditional / historic work. This work may be purchased design, public domain images or copy of historic work.
3.) 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed
4 .) 2D Beginner Traditional, work must be related to or copy traditional / historic work. This work may be purchased design, public domain images or copy of historic work.
5.) 3D Sculptural Fiber Art

Here are the themes to choose from:
Birds
Folk Art
My Heritage
Magic
Cute and Evil
Red

11. There will one winner for each category. Badbird, aka Andrea Zuill, will choose these winners. Themes are only in place for fun and direction. There will also be awards for the Public’s Favorite, and Badbird’s favorite. The prizes will be the same for everyone.

12. Winners will receive a choice of one of my prints and will be featured on my blog.

13. Public voting will begin Dec. 2 and end Dec. 7th. Anyone can vote at the Flickr group Stitched by Hand, under Discussions. The Discussion will be titled, Old School Competition Public Favorite.

14. Winners will be announced Dec. 8th, 2008.

15. Let the games begin!

I hope I didn't miss anything......
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umisma says:

Hi Badbird!Can it be a wall hanging or a box?
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

Yep, as long as it fits the criteria above, anything goes!
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stitchchick says:

I'd like to sign up!
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

Don't forget to declare your catagory! Ya Hoo!
69 months ago (permalink)

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ruffledfeather says:

Hi, Badbird. This sounds like fun. I would like to sign up for the 2D Traditional catagory. Thanks.
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Follow the White Bunny says:

Yes yes I want to participate too, please! I want to sign up for 3.) 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed. Can I choose the subject later?
69 months ago (permalink)

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stitchchick says:

catagory 4
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binah06 says:

I am so excited to do this! I will sign up for the 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed. I would also like to choose the subject later if that is okay.
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

Yes, you may choose the subject matter later. Infact you don't have to let anyone know until you post your images.
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squarequilter says:

I would like to sign up for #5 3D sculptured fiber art.
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lissaknit says:

I am excited too! I would like to sign up for 2D Beninner Contemporary, Origional Art, Artist Designed.
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sockerplinga says:

I would like to sign up for 3.) 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed :)
69 months ago (permalink)

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Penny Nickels is a group moderator Penny Nickels says:

I'm in! 1.) 2D Contemporary, Original art, artist designed
Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
69 months ago (permalink)

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smoothpebble says:

How would you define beginner? Cause I'm not sure whether to sign up as a beginner or the other....
69 months ago (permalink)

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aubribanana says:

Okay so i'm not sure what to do, definitely beginner I've not even completed my first project lol. But does the contemporary category have to be an origonal design only?
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

Hey guys, for this contest a Beginner has more to do with your own perception of your sewing skills. I am imaging the Non Beginners to be people who have been sewing for a while, and already have a consistant personal style and art vision.

Yes, in the contemporary category all work must be artist designed.
That doesn't mean you can't get inspiration from other peoples work. It's just that the design should not be a copy. It should be your own personal statement.
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glazedangel101 says:

Thanks for doing this badbird. I'm going to sign up for 3.) 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed. This will be the first thing I've designed myself and I can't wait!
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AllThingsBelle says:

I'm in! I'll be doing beginner - contemp - bird

Yahoo! I'm soo excited :-)
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Spilled Tea Studios says:

I would like to enter....catagorie #1, folk art! What a fun idea...so exciting!
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stitchinwitch3 says:

I'll be doing Contemporary, original art- not sure on theme yet. I'm looking forward to this!
69 months ago (permalink)

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ChicaCraft says:

OK - count me in! Category: 2D Contemporary, Original art, artist designed. How exciting, I've been wanting to do more hand sewing, now I have an excuse!! Thanks for setting up the contest Bad Bird.
69 months ago (permalink)

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Tiffany :) says:

Does everyone choose one of the themes (whether contemporary or traditional)? Can we choose more than one? :)
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Smallest Forest says:

Ah, good question! "The Magic Red Birds of Cute and Evil"? I LIKE it...

Anyway, sign me up for Category 1, please. Thanks,
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travelturtle says:

I am in!

3.) 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed

I am more than excited.
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

Hey Tiffany! If you can cram more that one theme into one piece, more power to you!
Maybe I should have an award for the best themed crammed piece.?
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flossbox says:

I'll join!
Category 1 for me.
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St Vicious says:

I'm in : 2D Contemporary, Original art, artist designed
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lightningfades says:

I'm IN!

3. 2d Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed. This will be my first piece fully designed by me. Very exciting.
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darlly says:

Ok...I'm in too-
Haven't a clue what category yet they all sound tempting~
Looking forward to seeing what everybody does!
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

Hi darlly, so glad that you are going to give the contest a try. I just wanted to remind you that you must declare a category. As for Themes, you don't need to declare until you add the image to the Stitched by Hand, Old School Sewing competition group.
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edwina.simone says:

how exciting, 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed for me please

just a question about this guideline...

4. The work presented must be a finished piece that is not meant to be added or attached to a large piece.

is it ok if there are smaller bits attached to it though? as in, the finished piece is, well, the piece & other bits are attached to it. if i'm amking any sense?

X
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hello miss.quito says:

please count me in
for category #5
& thanks for organizing this :) it'll be so cool to see what everyone comes up with.
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

Small bits of almost anything you like may be added to your piece. I didn't want hand sewn sections of a piece that is actually made to be pieced into a machine sewn item entered in this contest.
All submitted pieces must be complete and 100% hand sewn.
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Hart Hill says:

I'd like to sign up for category # 1 please !
What Fun ! :0)
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darlly says:

I'll do category #1 also :P
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aubribanana says:

okay so I think I have officially decided on beginner 2-d traditional.
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Tiffany :) says:

3.) 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed

yay! I have so many patterns that i've bought or gotten for free from etsy and whatnot, but I really want to challenge myself to design something original. :)

name: Tiffany aka purpleglow
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darlly says:

ok got my plan going here-
I'll do category 1
Birds
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AprilMc says:

Badbird,

I would love to submit for this competition a 2D, my design, contempary, (original art?). I want to design it as I stitch. Do I have to choose from one of the above themes. I would love to do a contempory design based on line and square on hand painted canvas (some of the canvas will be exposed). I would love to paint the canvas a sponged blue and use various threads with an autum leaf color theme with some punch of color. If this idea isn't acceptable for this composition please let me know. I can think of something else.

AprilMc
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

I love your idea! When I started thinking about this contest I had several people request themes. So. I went with themes. You have to choose one of the themes. Sorry! Also, the painted canvas is ok if kept minimal. It is ok if you are just creating a colored background, much like the color from commerial fabric., but the design elements and construction should be with the needle and thread.
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AprilMc says:

Thank's ok, I can do something else to submit. Thanks so much for the clarification. I'll think on it somemore this weekend.

Thanks
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[meggie] says:

I'd love to join category 4, 2D Beginner Traditional. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this contest!
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calamity kim says:

Andrea- This is awesome!!!!!
Thank you so much for doing this! I would like to sign up for #5 3D Sculptural Fiber Art- I am soooooo excited! What a wonderful Challenge!
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calamity kim says:

is there a button for this for our blogs?
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

I don't know how to add a button on our blogs.
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safischer1 says:

I would like to play. I can't decide whether it will be 2d contemporary beginner or 3d sculpture .... can i hold off on that decision too?
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

You have to declare a catagory at the beginning. Themes can be declared later.

Thanks!
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safischer1 says:

Ok -- I'll do 2d contemporary beginner :-) .... what fun!
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manitobagifts says:

I would like to sign up for the birds theme under catagory one.
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Thread Wizard says:

category 2 2D Traditional, work must be related to or copy traditional / historic work. This work may be purchased design, public domain images or copy of historic work.
my subject matter will fall under both the folk art and my My Heritage themes
i'm looking forward to this!
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broken.tiara says:

I'm in and pumped!
2D Contemporary, Original art, artist designed
<3
Laura
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Gingini22 says:

Yes, I finaly decided; I want to sign in for
5.) 3D Sculptural Fiber Art
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the little red hen - says:

i thought i signed up ages ago but i don't see my post.

category1 for me, please.
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fingtoys says:

i am in :)
5.) 3D Sculptural Fiber Art

thanks for this contest, badbird, great idea!
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little love blue says:

hi! i'd like to sign up for 5) 3D sculptural art, as well!
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wooliecardie says:

hi can i sign up to do contemporary 2d beginer please? how exciting
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lifepieces says:

sign in for category 5(3D Sculptural Fiber Art)
^_____^
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digitalmisfit says:

I would like to sign up for #5 - 3D sculptural Fiber Art. I am a beginner, but would like to have some fun with this.
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craftylittlemonkey says:

I'd like to sign up but i don't think I can choose a category. I have no idea what I am making until halfway through making it most of the time. What to do?
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badbird is a group administrator badbird says:

i_am_craftylittlemonkey, It sounds like your choice will either be 2D Contemporary, Original art or 3D sculptureal fiber. I know it's hard to fiddle with your creative flow. It's just that when I annouced that I was thinking of this competition people kept suggesting I have catagories and themes, so I went for it.
I wish I had a answer for you. If it helps, it would be nice to have a few more people in the 3D catagory.

Andrea
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jmb_craftypickle says:

I would like to try a 3D piece, just to stretch my wings a bit. Thanks, I think that this will be a good time and VERY inspirational!
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mypurplecrayon says:

can't decide between 2D contemporary & 3D contemporary...it may be too late anyway...? just let me know what you need/want to do with me...
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Jennifer_Morris_Blackjam says:

Hi all

I forgot to say hi it's me Jennifer I am the crazy cross stitcher

Jen aka Jam
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