Arts and Crafts

ARTS AND CRAFTS PROJECTS – 2014

Project Check-in and Judging WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 - 5:00 - 7:45 P.M.

 Each County is allowed to enter 12 4-H exhibits at the Indiana State Fair. (State Fair Entries need to be selected from the Grand Champion, followed by Reserve Grand Champions.)

 ALL PROJECTS:

Attach to project: 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card. These are available on the Fulton County 4-H Information page under Arts and Crafts or each Craft project http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/fulton/Pages/4-HInformation.aspx OR at: http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/downloads/Arts%20and%20Crafts/4-H-618a-W_Craft%20Information%20Card.pd 

  • 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card is to be attached to the article (or set) using tape, string, safety pins, or another suitable means for the project. Both the front and back side of the card may be used (if needed).
  • Card can be hand written or typed and should contain the information in the example above.
  • Community Building Projects size requirements apply --see General Information Section in the Fulton County Project Summary Guide for details.
  • Members may exhibit two (2) items or set of items in each project (except in Construction Models and       Models, where a member may have one exhibit).
  • Projects are defined as Construction Models, Fine Arts, Holiday Decorations, Models, Needle Crafts and Other Crafts.
  • In Fine Arts, Holiday Decorations, Needle Crafts and Other Crafts you may exhibit more than one exhibit provided they are made differently. For example: you may enter a cross stitched project and a knitted item in Needle Crafts, You may enter a Christmas Tree Ornament and a Halloween Wall Hanging. You may enter a water color picture and a pencil drawing. You may NOT enter two cross stitched projects in Needle crafts or two water colors in Fine Arts.
  • If multiple pieces make up exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibt so the total exhibit can properly be displayed. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.
  • Complete and turn in a record sheet for each project entered.

 

CONSTRUCTION MODELS – 1 Exhibit allowed - 2014

Project Check-in and Judging WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 - 5:00 - 7:45 P.M.

 Divisions 1, 2 & 3 – (Suggested for Grades 3-5) BEGINNER

PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: Kits are recommended. Construct a character such as an animal, a person, or a statue. The Construction Models project allows 4-H members to create projects with Legos, K-Nex, Construx, Erector, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Duplo blocks, craft sticks, etc. There are lots of different things you can do with this project.

  • Exhibit may be of any design.
  • Exhibit must be no taller than 24 inches high.
  • Exhibit must rest on sturdy base which is no more than 24 inches square. It can be smaller.
  • Blocks may be glued together, but isn’t mandatory.
  • Members should construct a more advanced project each year.

Members have the option of constructing a poster displaying their architectural model, along with related information, in place of displaying the actual model.

Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

 

Divisions 4, 5 & 6. (Suggested for Grades 6 – 8) INTERMEDIATE

PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: Work on your creativity. Design your own model. A kit is NOT recommended. Construct a structure, a scene, or some form of transportation (car, plane, etc.) The Construction Models project allows 4-H members to create projects with Legos, K-Nex, Construx, Erector, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Duplo blocks, craft sticks, etc. There are lots of different things you can do with this project.

  • Exhibit may be of any design.
  • Exhibit must be no taller than 24 inches high.
  • Exhibit must rest on sturdy base which is no more than 24 inches square. It can be smaller.
  • Blocks may be glued together, but isn’t mandatory.
  • Members should construct a more advanced project each year.
  • Members have the option of constructing a poster displaying their architectural model, along with related information, in place of displaying the actual model.

Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

 

Divisions 7 & above (Suggested for Grades 9 -12) ADVANCED

PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: Recommend trying moveable or motorized part(s). Construct a tractor on a farm, a space shuttle with lunar module, windmill and house, etc. The Construction Models project allows 4-H members to create projects with Legos, K-Nex, Construx, Erector, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Duplo blocks, craft sticks, etc. There are lots of different things you can do with this project.

  • Exhibit may be of any design.
  • Exhibit must be no taller than 24 inches high.
  • Exhibit must rest on sturdy base which is no more than 24 inches square. It can be smaller.
  • Blocks may be glued together, but isn’t mandatory.
  • Members should construct a more advanced project each year.

Members have the option of constructing a poster displaying their architectural model, along with related information, in place of displaying the actual model.

Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

 

FINE ARTS – 2 exhibits allowed – 2014

Project Check-in and Judging WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 - 5:00 - 7: 45 P.M.

 PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project – one for each exhibit.

 EXHIBIT: Oil, charcoal, pastels, pencil, ink, acrylic, or watercolor - on canvas, canvas board, or paper - framed as a picture and prepared for hanging.

Projects are defined as Construction Models, Fine Arts, Holiday Decorations (was Christmas Tree Ornaments and Decorate for a Holiday), Models, Needle Crafts and Other Crafts (was Basic, Latch hook, Other and Wearable Arts

In Fine Arts, Holiday Decorations, Needle Crafts and Other Crafts you may exhibit more than one exhibit provided they are made differently.

For example: You may enter a water color picture and a pencil drawing. You may not enter two water colors in Fine Arts.

Do not put oil paintings under glass.

Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

 

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS – 2 exhibits allowed - 2014

(WAS CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT AND DECORATE FOR A HOLIDAY)

Project Check-in and Judging WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 - 5:00 - 7:45 P.M.

 PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project - one for each exhibit.

 EXHIBIT: Exhibit a finished article that can be used for any holiday. AND/OR Make a decoration that is made to hang or display on a Christmas tree.

Projects are defined as Construction Models, Fine Arts, Holiday Decorations (was Christmas Tree Ornaments and Decorate for a Holiday), Models, Needle Crafts and Other Crafts (was Basic, Latch hook, Other and Wearable Arts

In Fine Arts, Holiday Decorations, Needle Crafts and Other Crafts you may exhibit more than one exhibit provided they are made differently.

For example: you may enter a cross stitched project and a knitted item in Needle Crafts. You may enter a Christmas Tree Ornament and a Halloween Wall Hanging. You may enter a water color picture and a pencil drawing. You may not enter two cross stitched projects in Needle crafts or two water colors in Fine Arts.

Complete and turn in a record sheet for each project entered.

Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

  

MODELS – 1 exhibit allowed - 2014

Project Check-in and Judging WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 - 5:00 - 7:45 P.M.

PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project.

 EXHIBIT: Models can be cars, rockets and other types of models.

  • No Die cast models.
  • A base board is not required.
  • It is recommended that your exhibit is in a display box.
  • 3rd and 4th graders in their first year of models may choose to use a Snap-tite (or other snap together model) or a skill Level l model.
  • Lego and Lego-type models will be judged in Construction Models.
  • Attach 4-H Craft Information Card to exhibit.

 

NEEDLECRAFTS – 2 exhibits allowed – 2014

Project Check-in and Judging WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 - 5:00 - 7:45 P.M.

 Needlecrafts are those crafts which are done by hand and use a specific tool (needles and hooks) to create a particular effect unique to the tools and materials used. Specific crafts are crochet, knitting, embroidery, bargello, tatting, cross-stitch, candle wicking, needlepoint,hand quilting, huck or Swedish weaving, chicken scratching, hemstitching pulled and drawn counted thread work and punch needlework with finished edges. (Miscellaneous needlecrafts, such as smocking, appliqué, plastic canvas, latch hook, machine knitting or machine quilting are to be entered under Other Crafts.)

Each article exhibited must be finished and ready for use and ready for display, such as stuffed, backed, framed and ready to be hung, finished edges (i.e. hems in pillowcases), all loose ends trimmed or tucked away. If exhibit is to be hung it must have a proper hanger—use screw eye and wire or strap hanger and wire; hangers must be screwed into the frame. No card board or easel-back frames.

JUDGING CRITERIA

This project will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Selection (Color combination, Choice of design, Choice of yarn or thread, Choice of fabric, Interest of texture)
  • Workmanship (Knots, Tails, Yarn. Thread wear; Stitching variety; Tension; Uniformity of stitches; Yarns laying on canvas or linen correctly)
  • Finishing (cleanliness, pressing/blocking, choice of frame and/or Matting (if applicable), Choice of edging.
  • Followed exhibit requirements.

 PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project - one for each exhibit.

 

EXHIBIT:  Exhibit one item or a set of items.  For example: you may enter a cross stitched project and a knitted item in Needle Crafts. You may enter a Christmas Tree Ornament and a Halloween Wall Hanging.

  • You may not enter two cross stitched projects in Needle crafts or two embroidery projects.
  • Articles must be finished and ready for use or display.
  • Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

Counted Cross Stitch

Counted Cross Stitch: Any needle work done on material as a counted thread (cross stitch) technique.

 Level A - Grades 3 & 4

  • Directions - Use 14 count Aida and 2 or more colors to learn proper techniques. Choose a simple design without shading. Back stitching is permitted.
  • Exhibit - 1 Article
  • Suggested Articles - Jar Lid cover, small simple picture, bread basket towel, or finger towel.
  • Attach to project 4-H 618a-W

Level B - Grades 5 & 6

  • Directions - Use 14 count Aida, learn shading, lettering and/or ¼, ½ and ¾ stitches.
  • Exhibit - 1 Article
  • Suggested Articles -  Larger picture, sampler, or pillow top.
  • Attach to project 4-H 618a-W

Level C - Grades 7, 8 & 9

  • Directions - Begin to use different fabrics and/or yarns. Suggestions: 20 count Aida, lugna cloth, hardanger, waste canvas, etc. as fabrics. Purl cotton, crewel or tapestry yarns, Danish flower, etc. as threads.
  • Exhibit - 1 Article
  • Suggested Articles -
  • Attach to project 4-H 618a-W

 Level D - Grades 10, 11 & 12

  • Directions - Continue to experiment with fabric, yarns and threads to increase your skill. Try some original designs. Learn to clean, block and frame for yourself.
  • Exhibit - 1 article
  • Suggested Articles - Samplers, larger pictures or black work.
  • Attach to project 4-H 618a-W

 Embroidery, Crewel, Chicken Scratch OR Candle Wicking

 Level A - Grades 3 & 4

  • Directions -Learn 1 to 3 stitches with simple design such as cross stitch, lazy daisy, running outline or French knot.
  • Exhibit - 1 article
  • Suggested Articles - Pillowcase, tea towel, pot holder or baby bid, small simple picture.
  • Attach to project 4-H 618a-W

Level B - Grades 5 & 6

  • Directions - Continue to learn more stitches. Practice stitches learned in Level A.
  • Exhibit -1 article
  • Suggested Articles - Huck towel, weaving, pillow top, place mates or doily.
  • Attach to project 4-H 618a-W

Level C - Grades 7, 8 & 9

  • Directions - Continue to learn new stitches. Learn to use different types of thread, yarn and/or fabric.
  • Exhibit -1 article
  • Suggested Articles - Crewel work: use line or hopsacking fabric or organdy.
  • Attach to project 4-H 618a-W.

Level D - Grades 10, 11 & 12

  • Directions - Continue to learn new stitches and use a variety of fabrics, yarns and threads.
  • Exhibit - 1 article
  • Suggested Articles - Samplers, larger pictures, black work, Assisi embroidery, huck embroidery, or open and pulled thread embroidery.
  • Attach to project 4-H 618a-W.

 Other Needlework: Needlepoint, Hand Appliqué, Hand Quilting, Tatting, Lace making, etc.

  •  All projects in this category must be done by hand. Anything done by machine would be in Other Crafts.
  • Needlepoint: Any needlework done on canvas.
  • Punch Needlework: Any article using a punch needle, (i.e.) pillows, pictures, wall hanging, table mats, etc.
  • Quilting: Any Article that has three (3) layers sandwiched as one, except for novelty quilts such as yo-yo and cathedral window. This means that a top is either pieced, embroidered, appliquéd, or solid laid on top of a backing material with a batting laid between and then sewn together and sewn by hand or knotted with yarn. All work must be done by the 4-Her, (i.e.) pieced and quilted by the 4-H member.
  • Tatting: Any lace made with a tatting shuttle.
  • Weaving: Weaving done on a loom or off loom weaving, (i.e.) purses, belts, pillows, wall hanging, table mats, etc.

 

OTHER CRAFTS – 2 exhibits allowed – 2014

(Now includes Basic Crafts, Latch hook, Other Crafts and Wearable Arts)

Project Check-in and Judging WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 - 5:00 - 7:45 P.M.

 PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project - one for each exhibit.

 EXHIBIT: Any articles which are not included in the other Arts and Crafts categories AND/OR an article made using one of following crafts: woodcraft, reed craft, ceramics and metal crafts AND/OR a latch hook article AND/OR a completed article or related articles that you have decorated. The 4-H Wearable Art exhibit includes but are not limited to painted t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, tennis shoes, appliqué work, puff painted articles, sequined and rhinestone articles, tie dye. A project cannot be added to from year to year.

Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

 Latch Hook Guidelines

Level A – Grades 3 and 4

PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project.

EXHIBIT: Exhibit one item up to 225 square inches.*  

  • Members may use rug patterns of kits.
  • No original designs in this division.
  • Items may be square or rectangle wall hangings or rugs.
  • Attach to project - a postcard or page size description of work completed on the project.
  • See Latch Hook General Information Section at the end of Level D.
  • Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

*To find the size of your article in square inches, multiply the width of the design by the height of the design (i.e. 15 x 15 = 225 square inches; 18 x 18 = 324 square inches; 16 x 20 = 320 square inches; 24 x 24 square inches = 576 square inches; 20 x 36 = 720 square inches; etc.)

Level B – Grades 5 and 6

PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project.

EXHIBIT: Exhibit one item over 225 square inches and up to 576 square inches.*

  • Members may use rug patterns or kits.
  • No original designs in this division.
  • Items may be square or rectangle wall hangings, rugs or pillows.
  • Attach to project – a postcard or page size description of work completed on the project.
  • See Latch Hook General Information Section at the end of Level D.
  • Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

*To find the size of your article in square inches, multiply the width of the design by the height of the design (i.e. 15 x 15 = 225 square inches; 18 x 18 = 324 square inches; 16 x 20 = 320 square inches; 24 x 24 square inches = 576 square inches; 20 x 36 = 720 square inches; etc.)

Level C – Grades 7, 8 and 9

PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project.

EXHIBIT: Exhibit one item 320 – 720 square inches. *

  • Item may be of an irregular shape.
  • Members may use rug patterns, kits, or develop their own design.
  • Attach to project – a postcard or page size description of work completed on the project.
  • See Latch Hook General Information Section at the end of Level D.
  • Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

 *To find the size of your article in square inches, multiply the width of the design by the height of the design (i.e. 15 x 15 = 225 square inches; 18 x 18 = 324 square inches; 16 x 20 = 320 square inches; 24 x 24 square inches = 576 square inches; 20 x 36 = 720 square inches; etc.)

Level D – Grades 10, 11 and 12

PROJECT COMPLETION: Turn in completed record sheet to finish the project.

EXHIBIT: Exhibit one large item (over 576 square inches) or a set of articles.*

  • In this division an original design is preferred but rug patterns and kits will still be allowed.
  • The design, workmanship, etc. is what counts.
  • This division may include an exhibit of sets of articles, such as bath sets, etc.
  • Attach to project – a postcard or page size description of work completed on the project.
  • See Latch Hook General Information Section at the end of Level D.
  • Attach 4-H 618a-W Craft Information Card to exhibit.

*To find the size of your article in square inches, multiply the width of the design by the height of the design (i.e. 15 x 15 = 225 square inches; 18 x 18 = 324 square inches; 16 x 20 = 320 square inches; 24 x 24 square inches = 576 square inches; 20 x 36 = 720 square inches; etc.)

Latch Hook General Information Section

The article you exhibit must be finished and ready to use (i.e. wall hangings must be ready to hand with a rod, hanging wire, etc. rugs must be bound and/or backed with latex adhesive, pillows must be finished, etc.) Keep in mind that shaped articles are more difficult than square ones.

Members may use rug patterns, kits or in Level C and D, you may develop your own original design. If you are using your own original design, start with a blank canvas and create or develop a design. A design can be taken from another picture by tracing onto tracing paper. A proportion can then be created by using grids to fit your article size. The original drawing or picture should accompany the finished latch hook article.

Attach 4-H Craft Information Card to exhibit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Melva A Stamberger, Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development
The Educational Store