Textile Arts - Applications
Information is taken from the current Arts and Sciences Handbook. Any discrepancies are resolved in favor of the official printed version found at the arts section of the Kingdom of Meridies Homepage.
General Comments not specific to any category
If there is no documentation, the item will not be judged to afford the entrant the opportunity to better exhibit their piece and re-enter the next fair.
- All entries must be appropriate to time, place and culture.
- No Aida cloth for projects.
- Design style, motif and materials are consistent and appropriate for the piece.
- It is a finished piece. The back of the piece will not be judged unless it is meant to be reversible (i.e. blackwork).
- Knots are not important unless they affect the appearance of the piece.
- We strongly encourage the use of period materials and strongly discourage the use of modern cotton embroidery floss.
- Document the style of tokens. (for example a pouch, a glove, etc.).
- Provide documentation on your inspiration. A design from a different medium adapted to embroidery is acceptable.
- The use of stabilizers and/or stitch witchery is acceptable if it does not affect the look and feel of the finished piece.
- Techniques are from before 1600 and documented.
- Flat sequins are period, cup sequins are not.
- Synthetic materials are acceptable as long as they give an excellent period appearance.
- Do not use iridescent beads.
- Only gold and silver colored metal threads were used in period.
- The pattern source should be appropriate for the style, time period and culture. The pattern book is insufficient documentation, additional supporting sources are needed.
- In quilting projects, the batting materials should be made of natural fibers and the quilting techniques documented.
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