RE: [lace] judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Carolyn Hastings
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 3:31 PM To: lace@arachne.com Subject: [lace] judging criteria In the US, of course, we have so few lacemakers, and so few judges, and apparently

Re: [lace] Judging Criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Dmt11home
points awarded for complexity and for Wow factor, also Design Compatibility. It is on-line at _http://www.domesticarts.com/Judging/judginglecture.htm_ (http://www.domesticarts.com/Judging/judginglecture.htm) Devon **See AOL's top rated recipes

[lace] judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Dmt11home
, Second and Third place, ie. things are judged against other entrants. In Europe, I understand, there can be many Firsts and Seconds, because the items are judged against an absolute standard. This has me thinking that criteria may be better defined for lace judging, outside the US. One

Re: [lace] Judging lace

2004-08-24 Thread Clay Blackwell
print the criteria by which the entries will be judged. I won't even bother to include the criteria in the Virginia State Fair guidebook, because they apply only to this fair, and may not be the same as other competitions. Clay It appears that quite a few Arachnes have judged at various fairs

[lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread P A Lally
piece that has a few mistakes. No provision being made for a the fact that in the longer working time there is far more opportunity for mistakes to occur. I think published judging criteria is a great idea that would help the judges and could encourage more entries. Several of the Lace Guilds

[lace] Judging Criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Adele Shaak
We seem to have several judges on the list - I wonder, what would be your thoughts if you were faced with: 1. a superb original artistic vision and fantastic original design, in either a simple lace well made, or a difficult lace not expertly made or 2. A tour de force of technical skill in

Re: [lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-13 Thread Dmt11home
Vis a vis framing, some people think that pieces submitted to the fair should be in such a condition that the judge should be able to examine the back to see if the joining is really neat. So, what do you do when the piece arrives framed with no way of examining the back? Devon

Re: [lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-16 Thread Ilske Thomsen
In my opinion a piece for competition should never been framed. It should be to see from all sides. Ilske Vis a vis framing, some people think that pieces submitted to the fair should be in such a condition that the judge should be able to examine the back to see if the joining is really

Re: [lace] Judging Criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Ruth
. I know if you enter a quilt in a national show there is a category for made by so-and-so and quilted by so-and-so. As long as it is made clear that someone other than the maker did the quilting it is an acceptable standard. Of course, I don't know much about judging as I've only ever entered

[lace] Competitions and judging

2007-12-12 Thread Julie Enevoldsen
Gentle spiders, I'd like to add 2c to the discussion on judging and competitions. The judging criteria are not very important to me; while it's always fun to win a ribbon, and the rufflier the ribbon the more fun, the real reason I enter is to get handmade lace in front of people. How my piece

Re: [lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Dmt11home
This is a good solution. It does create a situation where the person who mounts a piece of lace is taking additional risk. It is comparable to the situation that I faced when taking the driving exam in my teens. One of the incentives to use the driving instructor's car was that it was an

Re: [lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-13 Thread Dmt11home
In a message dated 12/13/2007 8:57:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I think a handkerchief, for instance, wouldn't look very nice submitted loose Some people can fold a handkerchief very prettily and ingeniously, so that the join is presented on the part of the

RE: [lace] Judging Criteria

2007-12-13 Thread Carolyn Hastings
in the premiums booklet -- and this is true for all the classes of judging. Our lace group is going to try to address some of the anomalies in awards, but if the judging criteria is not transparent, then there isn't much anyone can do to try to improve it. Julie mentioned in another post that the reason

[lace] judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Dmt11home
I am really enjoying the thread on competitions and judging and often wonder why we need competitions. Do they not stem from the time where a woman's value was measured by her competence in the home What alternatives are there to reward people for exceptional handwork

RE: [lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-13 Thread Carolyn Hastings
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Ligeti Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:24 PM To: Arachne Subject: [lace] Judging criteria I would not accept anyone else doing the mounting for the lacemaker. Most copetitions state

[lace] aesthetic criteria for judging machine made lace

2004-01-01 Thread Dmt11home
I guess that an aesthetic criteria for judging machine made lace is still emerging as well. The Battle of Britain panel is certainly the gold standard for machine made lace. What makes it special? I like it because I think it is very interesting visually. Along each side are great landmarks

[lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Beth Schoenberg
Hi, all, and Devon, Devon, you wrote: ... In my experience of judging, I have not been given any kind of guidance by the fair. The previous judge, whom I helped for many years, was a very seat of the pants kind of judge, applying gut feeling type judgements. I have, in my possession, two

Re: [lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Mary L. Tod
the points of something they just really like, regardless of the more objective criteria. If you have unequal total point values being compared, you could convert the final grade to a percentage value. That is, if one piece can have a maximum of 100 points (some of which are from mounting

RE: [lace] Old lace

2007-12-12 Thread Carolyn Hastings
(can you tell that I have picot challenges?). I join the others on this list who think it would be very helpful to have the judging criteria published -- not only would this help one to determine whether or not to enter, but more importantly, it would help to interpret the judges' results

Re: [lace] Judging Criteria

2007-12-13 Thread Ilske Thomsen
Hello Adele, here the competitions have a theme and exact dates for the size of it, so that all works are more or less equal in that. And I think a system about the special points of a work are important therefore the first point is to find out which work represent this theme. the next one in

[lace] Re: Judging Criteria

2007-12-15 Thread Tamara P Duvall
On Dec 15, 2007, at 16:08, Janice Blair wrote: Hey, Tamara, maybe it would make a good article for the Bulletin. How to judge and what to look for in competition entries. I dare say it would, but don't look in my direction for writing it; I'm just a rude mechanical :) I provide patterns --

[lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Elizabeth Ligeti
in the lace. As for judging - well, I devised my own list of things to look for, and give points out of ten for each thing. I have such things as Overall appearance, Mounting, correct weight threads, degree of difficulty, etc. I look at each piece individually, and award the points, then when the whole

Re: [lace] Judging Criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Dmt11home
of a challenge or not? The one thing that the fair insists on is that the name of the person be hidden, so that you are not influenced by knowing that information. But, I guess what I mean is that, since you are judging many pieces of lace by many people against each other, rather than

Re: [lace] Judging criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Dmt11home
from the total? How do you neutralize? Even within the point system, there is a category for overall visual impact which puts the judge in the position of grossing up the points of something they just really like, regardless of the more objective criteria. Sometimes, too, you may have

[lace] Judging Criteria

2007-12-13 Thread Elizabeth Ligeti
of the lace as I may have seen it being made, I always declare that to the Steward when I start the judging. There is nothing to indicate whether it is an own design or from another source, - unless the entrant has marked it Own Design. Our State Fair equivalent - The Royal Melbourne Show

[lace] Re: Judging Criteria

2007-12-12 Thread Tamara P Duvall
On Dec 12, 2007, at 23:06, Adele Shaak wrote: We seem to have several judges on the list - I wonder, what would be your thoughts if you were faced with: 1. a superb original artistic vision and fantastic original design, in either a simple lace well made, or a difficult lace not expertly

[lace] Re: IOLI competition

2003-06-28 Thread Tamara P. Duvall
on the *precise* criteria for judging an entry? Or even on what *constitutes* an entry? If a *publisheable* pattern (ie with all necessary instructions) is a part of it, then the lack of that part should also be judged. If it's not, then why require it at all? I admit to having a personal interest

Re: [lace] ... judging machine made lace (long)

2004-01-01 Thread Adele Shaak
point is that the subject matter takes the panel out of the Machine Lace category and puts it somewhere else, outside the realm of textiles. Regarding Devon's criteria suggestions, I think design would be the most important factor, as that is what the market reacts to the most. I am reminded

[lace] Re: IOLI competition (long)

2003-06-29 Thread Kenn Van-Dieren
anyone enlighten me on the *precise* criteria for judging an entry? Or on what *constitutes* an entry? While the entry form does not state that a pattern is necessary, it does note at the bottom if one was received. The web site specifically states that a pattern and directions with are included