International Scarf Exchange

West Wyalong is hosting the International Scarf Exchange this year.  Entries have closed unfortunately but maybe we could keep a lookout for next year. I had never heard of this before and it looks like there are a couple of different variations, but the Australian one appears to be of the following format – you send along 150g of fibre to the hosts, along with an entry fee.  They wait until the closing date which was 18th March for this year.  They then send you someone else’s fibre to make something out of.  On your entry form you specify what you are happy for them to make, such as a hat, scarf, shawl, beanie or bag, whether they can dye it or not, and whether embellishments are ok.  You get your fibre within a month and then you have five months to make your item and send it back.  In October this year they will be having an exhibition of all of the finished items.  Then you get your own fibre back which has been made into something just for you.  This is such a fun idea.

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