• A minimum of a 3 x 5 (A6) card with some of the following: Name (type) of item, country of origin, period of origin, characteristics of style for that period, reference.
• Materials used in the project
• Skills (necessary to complete the project)
• Methods and Tools used during the process
• Research (country, period of origin, typical characteristics, etc.) .), visual references (books, portraits, etc.) from reliable sources
• Artistic design, rationale for choice of style, techniques and materials used, as well as their appropriateness to each other, to the item's purpose and to period.
AUTHENTICITY (0-20 points) [SCORE 0-10 and then DOUBLE THE SCORE]
• 0-2: Presence of materials that are not natural
• 3-4: Finished product is inappropriate for stated use (i.e., too rough for court wear, too fine for rugged use)
• 5-6: Entry has flaws in construction or is obviously modern (i.e., edges finished inappropriately or fake fur added)
• 7-8: Entry has minor flaws in construction, but explanation of what was correct is offered.
• 9-10: Entry has the look of a period item and appears appropriate for stated use
COMPLEXITY (1-10 points) Rank the ambition of the entry, not the workmanship based on the following:
• Difficulty and variety of design
• Use of hand carded or fluffed fiber
• Complex shaping
• Patterned overlay with felt or fiber
• Embellishment--fringing, braiding
• Two or more matching pieces (i.e., gloves or shoes)
• Use of multiple fiber types
• Project of large physical size
WORKMANSHIP (3-30 points. SCORE 1-10 then MULTIPLY BY 3) Rank the quality of execution and success of the entry on a scale 1-10, based on the following:
• Evenness of felt
• Consistency of felt density. Weak or thin areas?
• How well-fulled?
• Hardness of felt is uniform
• Edges uniform or finished in appropriate manner
• Shaping is consistent and appropriate
• Overlay well attached. Project well finished.
AESTHETIC VALUE (1-10 points) Evaluate the work as a whole, rating the aesthetic effect and appeal beyond the mere technical proficiency. Consider how you react to the entry (intuitive response) and other items not previously addressed.