Needlecraft

This is your online resource for the 4-H Needlecraft project. The manual, record sheet and exhibit card are below.

If you have any questions, please refer to the 2015 4-H Requirement Book or contact the Extension Office.

*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to mille330@purdue.edu.

 

Here are the requirements for this project:

ARTS & CRAFTS: NEEDLECRAFT

Needle craft (hand work) – Includes knitting, embroidery, crocheting, needlepoint, crewel, candle wicking, chicken scratching, hand quilting, tatting, huck embroidery, hemstitching. Also pulled, drawn and counted thread work and punch needle work. Does not include latch hook, plastic canvas, machine knitting or machine quilting. If the article is to be hung, it must come prepared for hanging.

  1. Attach to project 4-H-618AW   “4-H Craft Information Card” for description of work completed on the project.
  2. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can properly be displayed.
  3. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon, will be judged but will not be displayed.
  4. Complete Record Sheet

 

Beginner (Grades 3-5)

Choose one to exhibit from Crochet or Knitting or Embroidery, Crewel, Needlepoint

Crochet - Things to Learn

  1. The abbreviations, symbols and terms used in crochet.          
  2. To work a chain stitch.
  3. To work a single crochet.
  4. To work a slip stitch.
  5. To fasten off.
  6. To increase in single crochet.
  7. To decrease in single crochet.
  8. To work to gauge.    
  9. To care for crocheted garments.
  10. To join a new strand of yarn.

Exhibit: An article or articles (a pair or set) using the “Things to Learn.”

Knitting - Things to Learn

  1. Abbreviations, symbols and terms used in knitting.
  2. A) Wind yarn carefully to avoid stretching. B) Correct finger posture for proper yarn tension.
  3. Knit Stitch.
  4. Purl Stitch
  5. To increase
  6. To decrease
  7. Stitches you get by combining some of the above stitches:

          Garter - knit each row.

          Stockinet - knit 1 row, purl 1 row

Ribbing - knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch

  1. Bind off.
  2. How to join a new strand of yarn.
  3. A) How to rip. B) How to identify twisted stitches and correct them.
  4. The care of knit garments.

Exhibit: Any article or pair of articles using:

  1. Cast-on
  2. Knit stitch
  3. Purl stitch
  4. Increase and decrease
  5. Bind off

Embroidery - Crewel - Needlepoint - Things to Learn

  1. The right choice of background materials.
  2. Proper equipment and care of it.
  3. Running stitch.
  4. Straight stitch.
  5. Lazy Daisy stitch.
  6. French knot.
  7. Cross stitch.
  8. How to launder your embroidery work.
  9. How to block or press into shape.

Exhibit: 1 tea towel, 1 pillow case or a small picture using one or a combination of the above stitches.

NOTE: It may be stamped, transferred, traced or your design.

 

Intermediate (Grades 6-8)

Choose one to exhibit:

Crochet - Things to Learn

  1. Review Things to Learn from Beginners.
  2. To work double crochet.
  3. To decrease a double crochet.
  4. To work a half double crochet (or short double crochet).
  5. To work a triple crochet.
  6. To work the afghan stitch.
  7. How to work Cross-stitch design on afghan stitch work.
  8. How to select your pattern and the correct yarn for it.
  9. Gauge “what it means and how to check it.”
  10. How to finish seams and yard ends.
  11. To measure work.
  12. The abbreviations, symbols and terms used in intermediate crochet.

Exhibit: An article or articles (a pair or set) worked in your choice of one or more of “Things to Learn.”

Knitting - Things to Learn

  1. How to choose a pattern and proper yarn for it.
  2. GAUGE - What it means and how to check it.
  3. How to pick up a dropped stitch.
  4. Work a yarn over.
  5. Seed stitch (moss stitch).
  6. A cable.
  7. How to pick up stitches on edges.
  8. How to sew seams and finish yarn ends.
  9. How to increase (other than knitting in the front and back of one stitch).
  10. How to decrease (other than knitting two stitches together).
  11. Review Things to Learn in beginners knitting.
  12. How to measure work.
  13. To set in sleeves.

Exhibit: A fitted garment for you or another person, with or without sleeves, showing some of the things you have learned. Include with your garment your stitch gauge swatch.

Embroidery - Crewel - Needlepoint - Things to Learn

Things to Learn

  1. How to begin and end your work without knots.
  2. How to experiment with stitches and materials to discover how best to express the subject.
  3. Backstitch.
  4. Outline stitch.
  5. Chain stitch.
  6. Buttonhole stitch and closed buttonhole.
  7. How to remove stamping from material.
  8. How to block and mount embroidered pictures.
  9. Review stitches in Beginners embroidery.

Exhibit: A picture, pillow, or table covering using one or more of the above stitches, along with stitches learned in Beginner.

 

Advanced (Grades 9-12)

Choose one to exhibit:

Crochet - Things to Learn

  1. Symbols and terms used in advanced crochet.
  2. To increase at end of row.
  3. To work crochet buttonholes and covered buttons.
  4. To finish buttonholes.
  5. How to use two or more colors.
  6. To set in sleeves.
  7. To form motifs in crochet.
  8. Using two or more colors following a chart.
  9. Afghan stitch increasing and decreasing.
  10. Pattern Afghan stitches.
  11. Hairpin Lace.
  12. Broomstick Lace.
  13. Cro-Knit (a form of Afghan stitch).
  14. Daisy Loom.

Exhibit: An article or articles (a set or pair) worked in your choice of one or more of the “Things to Learn.”

Knitting - Things to Learn

  1. Symbols and terms used in advanced knitting.
  2. To cast on at the end of row.
  3. To work knitted buttonholes.
  4. To finish buttonholes.
  5. To set in a pocket.
  6. To work a duplicate stitch.
  7. To follow a chart using two or more colors from balls of yarn.
  8. To follow a chart using bobbins.
  9. Care of knit garments.
  10. Working with circular needles or double pointed needles.
  11. To weave top edges of stockinet and garter stitch.
  12. Multiple of pattern stitch.
  13. Review beginning and intermediate knitting.

NOTE: Choose one or more of the “Things to Learn” each year you repeat this project.

Exhibit: An article or articles (pair or set) worked in your choice of one or more of the “Things to Learn.”

Embroidery - Crewel - Needlepoint - Things to Learn

  1. Advanced Embroidery Stitches

          Combine some of the following stitches along with many others and let your embroidery express your own personality:

  1. Filling stitches: Seed - Star -Trellis - Cross - Fagot
  2. Edge stitches: Knotted Blanket - Crossed Blanket
  3. Border stitches: Herringbone - Chevron -Show Embroidery
  4. Further your skills in Blocking - Mounting and caring for your work.
  5. Crewel Embroidery
  6. A wide variety of embroidery stitches worked with Crewel Wool on lined (or a similar embroidery type) of fabric.
  7. Fabric as Guide Embroidery
  8. Cross-stitch on Gingham
  9. Lazy Daisy on Dotted Swiss
  10. Ad-lib stitches on Ticking or other bold striped fabric
  11. Tenerife on Checks
  12. Smocking
  13. Drawn Threadwork:                 Drawn threadwork is a form of counted thread embroidery in which the threads are cut and pulled out from a    loosely woven fabric and the remaining exposed threads are stitched together in patterns.
  14. Needlepoint: The Art of Needlework on Canvas
    1. Ready-worked designs
    2. Frame
    3. Painted canvas
    4. Creating your own original designs
    5. Bargello or Floretine canvas work
    6. Repeat decorative designs
  15. Huckweaving

Exhibit Requirements: An article or unit of articles using one or more of the above techniques. (Handwork) this includes embroidery, crewel, tatting, needlepoint, huck embroidery, knitting, crocheting, hemstitching, chicken scratching, cross stitching, candle wicking, hand quilting, counted cross stitching; also, pulled, drawn, and counted thread work and punch needlework. Does not include latch hook, plastic canvas or machine knitting or machine quilting.

By Amber R Miller, Secretary
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