• A minimum of a 3 x 5 (A6) card with some of the following: Name (type) of weaving, 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, visual references [books, portraits, etc.] from reliable sources )
• Artistic design, intended use of the item
AUTHENTICITY (0-20 points) [SCORE 0-10 and then DOUBLE THE SCORE]
• 0: Entry is completely modern and mundane
• 1-2: Materials and supplies modern, but give period effect
• 3-4: Period design and method, but modern materials and tools.
• 5-6: Style, pattern, design and tools are period. Modern materials which give period effect.
• 7-8: Materials, designs, methods/procedures used are mostly period
• 9-10: Period materials, designs, tools and procedures were used throughout
COMPLEXITY (1-10 points) Rank the ambition of the entry, not the workmanship based on the following:
• Scale and choice of pattern (repetition vs. freeform)
• Difficulty of handling of chosen materials (cotton vs. wool)
• Yardage, and evenness therein
• Amount of time invested--research & material preparation
• Width, and evenness therein
• Complexity of the medium(s) being worked in (difficulties of materials used).
• Overall composition and layout.
• Intricacy of creating an object in the size/scale utilized in the entry. (Remember that all sizes are difficult because in small scale it is difficult to get details and in large scale, any minor flaw shows noticeably.)
• Number and variety of design elements.
• Difficulty and variety of techniques attempted.
• Amount of time involved including research and material preparation.
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 warp tension ; Evenness of weft tension
• Uniformity of repeat
• Do colors and materials compliment chosen pattern?
• Ability of entry to serve intended function
• Attention to details, neatness and finishing touches.
• Appropriate choice of materials and design combinations.
• Durability of the item.
• Effective use of materials and designs.
• Mastery of period style and technique.
• Special consideration such as personalization to an event, individual, or idea
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.