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Woolery Weave Off

The Woolery Weave-Off Is Back!

It's time for the Woolery Weave-Off to kick off once again!

We're having a Weave-Off to celebrate the New Year and new beginnings by being creative and providing something to those in need. What you need to do: Weave a dish towel with Bluegrass Mills to compete for prizes in four separate categories. Here’s the thing though, you don’t get your towel back, because we’re donating them all to a local area women’s shelter, because women in crisis need the special energy that handwoven textiles provide, too! 

Woolery Weave-Off

Grand Prize Winners in each category will get Spectrum Packs of our BGM 6/2— that’s 21, one-pound cones of yarn in a whole array of colors!

Second and Third Place Winners in each category will get $50 Woolery gift cards.

You need to use our Bluegrass Mills 6/2 Cotton Yarn to weave your entry, so we're offering 25% off the price of this yarn from January 15th - February 17th!




Here’s the fine print - we ask that you read completely before deciding to enter:


The four divisions will be:


1) Beginners; those who have been weaving less than one year. Please use the honor system when determining your beginner status!


2) Rigid heddle weavers (remember, 6/2 is great in plain weave at 15 or 16 EPI; you can do that on a rigid heddle loom!)


3) Color: here’s the chance to be outrageous; remember, you’ll never need to wear it. Be bold and inventive, and knock our socks off!


4) Pattern: stretch yourself. Do you have 4 extra shafts on your loom that have just been looking at you funny? Use them, be brave and inventive; learn something and get out of your comfort zone!


Entries must be mailed to:


The Woolery


c/o Emily


859 East Main Street, Suite 1A


Frankfort, KY 40601 



  • The minimum size for each towel is 15” x 24”, washed and hemmed.

  • The towels must be WASHED and hemmed for consideration.

  • One entry per person - entries must also contain the Woolery Weave Off Entry form, which can be downloaded here. 

  • Contest entries MUST be postmarked by May 15th, 2020, to be considered. Entries postmarked after that time will not be entered in the contest, and will not be returned.

  • Entrants acknowledge they will not get their submissions back. In the event that we receive too many towels to donate to one place, sister residential shelters/organizations in nearby Lexington and Louisville will receive the ‘spillover’ .

  • Winner agrees to have her/his towel and name used in photos and on social media platforms.

  • You MUST use Bluegrass Mills cotton to weave your towel. You can only use Bluegrass Mills cotton, do not combine with other yarns.

  • Odds of winning change with number of entries received.

  • Winners will be notified on or around June 1st 22nd, 2020. Winner has 14 days to claim her/his prize.

  • Lists of winners and runners-up in each category will be available on our blog after June 22nd, 2019.

  • Contest is open to entrants aged 18 years and over.

  • Woolery employees and immediate family members are welcome to participate, but they are not eligible to win.

  • Woolery suppliers are welcome to participate, but they are not eligible to win.

  • Entrant assumes the cost of shipping the towel.

  • Winner of prize assumes responsibility for all and any taxes/tariffs/duty fees incurred.

  • No ghost weavers! Towels must be woven by the person entering the contest.

  • Dyeing the yarn is not allowed.

  • Please do not put any fringe on your towels