Mia Suhrbier, a 17-year-old from Winlock, was named junior winner at the state Make It With Wool competition held Oct. 31 in Walla Walla.

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

Suhrbier constructed and modeled a three-piece wool ensemble consisting of a black and cream blocked jacket, embroidered teal knit top and black slacks. She received a trip to the national competition in Scottsdale, Arizona, in January.

Placing third in the junior category was Nathan Suhrbier, 14, from Winlock, with a charcoal gray wool coat and black slacks.

Senior winner was Heidi Christenson, 19, Ridgefield. Adult winner was Jo Hutchins, Lakewood.

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 sewers of all ages.  These fashionable wool garments can be sewn, knitted, crocheted or felted. Competition is held 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 the website:  makeitwithwool.com.

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