National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

07 July 2014

Perfection was how the judges described the winning entry for the 2014 Sewing competition.

The handmade oven gloves and apron by Siriol Richards from Carmarthenshire included intricate edging with a reversible design that could be worn with a pretty red heart pattern or a fun black and white cow print.

Siriol, who is 15 years old, came to the ceremony to collect her award and said: “I like making delicate things and I am a perfectionist so I kept re-doing it until it was perfect.  It took me a few weeks on and off to do it. I Googled a few ideas and put lots of ideas together and that’s what came out.”

The Competitions Day held at the Staffordshire Showground also displayed all of the entries for the Journey of Tweed competition. A judge from the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) and Textile Designer Abena Halliday-Fox were present to judge the Tweed boards and were so impressed by the entries they are now going to put them on display in their offices.

Jessica Morgan from Warwickshire was named the winner out of more than 60 entries and the judges said the simplicity was what stood out. 
Gareth Jones, from the BWMB, said “It was well presented and from the British Wool Marketing Board’s perspective, the process that the wool goes through from field to garment was concisely explained as it’s quite a lengthy and complicated process.”

Jessica came along to Competitions Day to collect her award and was delighted to be chosen as she is currently studying Fashion at Birmingham City University.

“I love fashion and tweed - being a farmer you’ve got to like tweed! I first started off with the outfit and tried to think of something that would stick out and be different,” said Jessica. “I’m honoured to win. We’re quite a small county and so it’s amazing to be amongst all these other counties that have a lot of people competing. When I saw that I was up against 63 people, I thought I hadn’t got a chance.”

Jessica is now excited about the Fashion competition that has recently been added to the 2014-15 competitions programme.

Find out all the results and club positions.



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