John Yingling shows his winning, three-piece ensemble. COURTESY PHOTO

John Yingling shows his winning, three-piece ensemble. COURTESY PHOTO

Kent man wins State Make It With Wool contest

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:17am
  • Life

John Yingling, of Kent, was named State Alternate Adult Winner at the State Make It With Wool competition on Oct. 27 in Ellensburg.

The competition was held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Washington State Sheep Producers Association.

Yingling modelled a three-piece ensemble consisting of a black and white cashmere letterman’s jacket, white wool turtleneck, and black wool jeans of his own design. He received wool yardage and a money prize for his entry.

Junior winner was Nathan Suhrbier, 17, Winlock. Senior winner was Mia Suhrbier, 20, Bellingham. Adult winner was Joyce Eastwick, Underwood.

The Washington Make It With Wool Contest is sponsored by the Washington Wool Growers Auxiliary and the Washington State Sheep Producers.

The national contest is sponsored by the American Sheep Industry and the American Sheep Industry Women.

The Make It With Wool Contest is open to people of all ages. These fashionable wool garments can be sewn, knitted, crocheted, or felted. Compete at district, state and national levels. District contests are held throughout the state during October of each year.

For more information on the contest and how to enter, visit makeitwithwoolwa.com.


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