|There are three main competition divisions:
Only basic documentation needed. (This may be as simple as a few pictures of the inspiration for the outfit and a list of the materials used and why those materials were chosen.)
May use prepared or commercial patterns.
No Laurels in costuming, textile arts, related fields, or "ringers" allowed on team.
All other rules apply
More complete documentation expected, to include a bibliography.
May use pre-drafted patterns but not commercial patterns.
Teams may not include more than two Laurels in any field.
Considerable documentation expected, to include a bibliography.
Must draft your own patterns, but drafting may be done in advance.
All textile accessories should be made on site.
Northshield has a proud tradition of highly valuing those who make a consistent effort to present a period appearance and has the Order of the Pyxis for the purpose of recognizing those who succeed in that endeavor. In order to encourage such endeavors as part of the Griffin’s Needle Challenge, there will be a fourth category which will be judged more strictly, with an expectation of advanced research and/or documentation and with an eye on authenticity in all aspects of the garment and its construction. Baroness Eithni will provide a special prize for entrants into this division.
Extensive documentation expected and sources should be made available on site when possible.
Period materials and methods used insofar as possible, and the use of modern materials, methods, colors, etc must be explained and adequately justified.
Absolutely no visible machine stitching on completed garments, with a goal of no machine stitching whatsoever.
Should aim to produce a complete outfit, including textile and non-textile accessories as well as key accoutrements, which may be made off-site and in advance, if necessary.
Judges' Scoring Sheet: Coming Soon