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Sewing up state

Encampment seamstress wins state, heads to national wool competition.


Photo courtesy of Lynda Johnson

Left, Ashlynn Johnson, of Encampment, won the state junior division of Make It With Wool, in November. Next to her are the other state winners, Lexee Craig, of Powell, who won the senior division and Carol Macy, of Cheyenne, who won the adult division.

For the second year in a row, Ashlynn Johnson will be representing Wyoming in the National Make It With Wool competition.

Johnson was named state winner last month in the Wyoming Make It With Wool competition held in Casper, Nov. 29-30. Johnson, a student at Encampment K-12 School, competes in the junior division.

Johnson also earned people's choice, a new category, which was voted on by those in attendance at the competition. Johnson also received the award, outstanding construction, in her age division. Winners received cash awards and prizes donated by businesses, rancher and others and two-and-a-half yards of Pendleton wool fabric donated by the Wyoming Wool Growers Auxiliary.

With her win, she receives an all-expense paid trip to represent Wyoming at the National Make It With Wool competition to be held Jan. 28-30, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Johnson modeled a gray wool coat with machine embroidery on the back yoke and front lapels and a gray/magenta plaid vest and knee-length skirt.

Estella Munroe, of Encampment, won second place in the adult division with her gray wool coat and black dress accented with gray trim.

Lynda Johnson, of Encampment, earned third place for her knitted apparel.

Lynda Johnson is also state director for Make It With Wool.

The contestants in the competition must construct, knit or crochet outfits they made, and must be from 60 percent wool/fabric or yarn.


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