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North Country Noggins

North Country Noggins
Knitted Hat Exhibit

The exhibit is now closed, but pictures of each entry can be viewed in the Photo Gallery. Click on an image to see a larger view and details about each hat. 

North Country knitters have been busy creating hats for TAUNY's January exhibit. Opening at the TAUNY Gallery on Saturday, January 9, the mini exhibit is a display of the talent and creativity of area knitters.

All entries in the exhibit, which are also part of the North Country Noggins contest, are handmade, wearable, and appropriate for use in the North Country--the northern half of New York State, including the Adirondacks, 1000 Islands, Lake Champlain Basin, and Black River Valley. Original designs were encouraged as was the use of natural fibers.

Entries were judged by a team of accomplished and experienced knitters: master knitter Barbara Klemens, owner of the Yarn Shop in Canton for over 50 years; Kate Wells, a passionate knitter who has been knitting since she was a teenager; and TAUNY Board member Hallie Bond, who is also an avid needleworker.

And the winners are....

Grand Prize: Mirror Image by Heather Nelson, Potsdam
Best Construction: Sunday Hat by Georgette Bacon, Nicholville
Best Use of Color: A Snowy Day in Canton by Jody Horwitz, Canton
Best Example of Traditional Technique: A New Challenge for My Hands . . .And My Head by Debbie White, Ogdensburg
Most Fun: Cat Hat by Anita Figueras and Ana Best, Russell

Judges also gave Awards of Merit to:

Cone Hat by Sally Kirby, Canton
Swiss Minaret by Marcy Neville, Keene Valley
Saranac Sombrero by Beth Benson, Saranac Lake
Fine Cable by Lis Barsuglia-Madsen, Harrisville
Estonian-style Colorwork Hat by Vanessa Bittner, Winthrop

People's Choice Award
(based on voting up to the exhibit closing)
Playful Days on the North Country Frontier by Sarah Crotty

Many thanks to the local businesses that contributed prizes for the North Country Noggins contest: Linsie Woolsie, Canton; Misty Hollow, Potsdam; Fiber Options, Rensselaer Falls.

Click here for additional contest information and guidelines.

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