A number of local residents received awards in the knit and crochet divisions of A Tapestry of Tradition at the 2002 L.A. County Fair. Judging was held Sept. 17.
In a new competition, four awards were given in the Knitted Vest Challenge. The entries were judged on creativity in use of yarn, opening in front or not, collar or armhole finishing, workmanship and originality. Taking first place was Valerie Dembrowski of Altadena. In second place was Chris Brown of Riverside. Ella Taylor of Lake View Terrace took the third spot and Sharon Hull of Gardena came in fourth. Winners received rosettes and ribbons.
In the knit speed contest, contestants had 15 minutes to knit the greatest number of patterns within that time period. In the senior category (60 years of age and older), taking first place was Grace Stienstra of Redlands. She received a ribbon and a $20 cash prize. In second place was Hannelore Johnson of Pomona, who received a ribbon and $15. Michiko Lopez of Rosemead won third place. She received a ribbon and $10. In fourth place was Dorothy Farrell of Ontario, who received a ribbon and $5. Jeanne Hanna of Whittier came in fifth. She received a ribbon.
In the junior category, Kiyoko Tatsui of Glendale took first place. In second place was Karen Frazer of Mission Hills. Sharon Hull of Gardena came in third, followed by Jeannette Messina of Bellflower in fourth and Kimberly Kenne of Pasadena in fifth. Prizes were equal to those in the senior category.
In the crochet speed contest senior category, Filomena Lio of La Verne took first place. In second was Dorothy Farrell of Ontario. Michiko Lopez of Rosemead came in third, followed by Grace Stienstra in fourth and Ann Arboreen of Orange in fifth place.
In the junior category, Valerie Mego of Burbank took first place, followed by Kathryn Martin of Fontana in second; Lucie Cofield of Altadena in third; Karen Frazer of Mission Hills in fourth and Gaby Mendez of Riverside in fifth. All prizes equaled those in the knitting division. rc=http://ww