The Arts and Crafts 4-H project allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity in a variety of mediums. Needlecraft includes many different mediums and can be displayed in different ways, be sure to check the requirements.
Level A (grades 3-4)
Level B (grades 5-6)
Level C (grades 7-9)
Level D (grades 10-12)
No manual required; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)
**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**
General Exhibit Requirements
- Needlecraft exhibits include knitting, embroidery, crocheting, needlepoint, crewel, candle wicking, chicken scratching, hand quilting, tatting, huck embroidery, and hemstitching, as well as pulled, drawn, and counted thread work and punch needle work. 28
- Needlecraft Other exhibits include latch hook, plastic canvas, machine knitting, machine quilting, and arm knitting/crocheting, and other methods with approval of superintendent.
- Members may enter items in up to six categories in Needlecraft and up to three categories in Needlecraft Other (each entry must be a different category).
- Champions and Reserve Champions will be chosen for each level of Needlecraft and of Needlecraft Other. In Needlecraft, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion qualify for State Fair. In Needlecraft Other, the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion may be selected for State Fair entry (Crafts).
Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!