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badbird PRO 10:59pm, 20 August 2008
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......
umisma PRO 7 years ago
Hi Badbird!Can it be a wall hanging or a box?
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badbird PRO 7 years ago
Yep, as long as it fits the criteria above, anything goes!
stitchchick 7 years ago
I'd like to sign up!
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badbird PRO 7 years ago
Don't forget to declare your catagory! Ya Hoo!
ruffledfeather PRO 7 years ago
Hi, Badbird. This sounds like fun. I would like to sign up for the 2D Traditional catagory. Thanks.
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?
stitchchick 7 years ago
catagory 4
binah06 7 years ago
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 PRO 7 years ago
Yes, you may choose the subject matter later. Infact you don't have to let anyone know until you post your images.
I would like to sign up for #5 3D sculptured fiber art.
lissaknit 7 years ago
I am excited too! I would like to sign up for 2D Beninner Contemporary, Origional Art, Artist Designed.
sockerplinga 7 years ago
I would like to sign up for 3.) 2D Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed :)
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Penny Nickels PRO 7 years ago
I'm in! 1.) 2D Contemporary, Original art, artist designed
Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
smoothpebble [deleted] 7 years ago
How would you define beginner? Cause I'm not sure whether to sign up as a beginner or the other....
aubribanana 7 years ago
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 PRO 7 years ago
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.
glazedangel101 PRO 7 years ago
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!
AllThingsBelle 7 years ago
I'm in! I'll be doing beginner - contemp - bird

Yahoo! I'm soo excited :-)
Spilled Tea Studios Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Spilled Tea Studios (member) 7 years ago
I would like to enter....catagorie #1, folk art! What a fun idea...so exciting!
stitchinwitch3 7 years ago
I'll be doing Contemporary, original art- not sure on theme yet. I'm looking forward to this!
ChicaCraft PRO 7 years ago
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.
Tiffany :) 7 years ago
Does everyone choose one of the themes (whether contemporary or traditional)? Can we choose more than one? :)
Smallest Forest 7 years ago
Ah, good question! "The Magic Red Birds of Cute and Evil"? I LIKE it...

Anyway, sign me up for Category 1, please. Thanks,
travelturtle 7 years ago
I am in!

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

I am more than excited.
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badbird PRO 7 years ago
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.?
flossbox 7 years ago
I'll join!
Category 1 for me.
St Vicious 7 years ago
I'm in : 2D Contemporary, Original art, artist designed
lightningfades 7 years ago
I'm IN!

3. 2d Beginner Contemporary, Original art, artist designed. This will be my first piece fully designed by me. Very exciting.
darlly 7 years ago
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 PRO 7 years ago
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.
edwina.simone 7 years ago
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?

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hello miss.quito PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by hello miss.quito (member) 7 years ago
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 PRO 7 years ago
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.
Hart Hill PRO 7 years ago
I'd like to sign up for category # 1 please !
What Fun ! :0)
darlly 7 years ago
I'll do category #1 also :P
aubribanana 7 years ago
okay so I think I have officially decided on beginner 2-d traditional.
Tiffany :) Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Tiffany :) (member) 7 years ago
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
darlly 7 years ago
ok got my plan going here-
I'll do category 1
Birds
AprilMc Posted 7 years ago. Edited by AprilMc (member) 7 years ago
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 PRO 7 years ago
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.
AprilMc 7 years ago
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
[meggie] 7 years ago
I'd love to join category 4, 2D Beginner Traditional. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this contest!
calamity kim PRO 7 years ago
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!
calamity kim PRO 7 years ago
is there a button for this for our blogs?
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badbird PRO 7 years ago
I don't know how to add a button on our blogs.
safischer1 7 years ago
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 PRO 7 years ago
You have to declare a catagory at the beginning. Themes can be declared later.

Thanks!
safischer1 7 years ago
Ok -- I'll do 2d contemporary beginner :-) .... what fun!
manitobagifts Posted 7 years ago. Edited by manitobagifts (member) 7 years ago
I would like to sign up for the birds theme under catagory one.
Thread Wizard 7 years ago
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!
broken.tiara 7 years ago
I'm in and pumped!
2D Contemporary, Original art, artist designed
<3
Laura
Gingini22 7 years ago
Yes, I finaly decided; I want to sign in for
5.) 3D Sculptural Fiber Art
Lynn Carson Harris PRO 7 years ago
i thought i signed up ages ago but i don't see my post.

category1 for me, please.
fingtoys 7 years ago
i am in :)
5.) 3D Sculptural Fiber Art

thanks for this contest, badbird, great idea!
little love blue PRO 7 years ago
hi! i'd like to sign up for 5) 3D sculptural art, as well!
wooliecardie 7 years ago
hi can i sign up to do contemporary 2d beginer please? how exciting
lifepieces 7 years ago
sign in for category 5(3D Sculptural Fiber Art)
^_____^
digitalmisfit 7 years ago
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.
craftylittlemonkey 7 years ago
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 PRO 7 years ago
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
jmb_craftypickle 7 years ago
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!
mypurplecrayon 7 years ago
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...
Jennifer_Morris_Blackjam PRO 7 years ago
Hi all

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

Jen aka Jam
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