2017 Threads Challenge Theme:
The Knits Challenge
The challenge has been made for all qualified members of ASDP for 2017!
Threads magazine challenges the members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals to design a unique ensemble featuring knit fabrics. Use at least three different types of knit textiles in your entry. (Hand knits are allowed but NOT stretch wovens.) Although you don't need to use equal amounts of each knit, each fabric should be visible in the finished garment or outfit. Small amounts of woven fabrics may be included for stabilization or embellishment.
Think outside the box of casual knits or active wear. Your look can be comfortable, but it should work in a professional or a formal context. Consider settings such as a board room or a presentation, a formal or semi-formal wedding, an exclusive restaurant, an evening at the opera, or a fancy awards dinner. We'd like to see something that's special , and uses some of the spectacular dressy knit fabrics available. We encourage you to think beyond the typical special occasion dress. What would make you feel beautiful, stylish ....and comfortable?
As always, we'll be looking for excellent construction and innovative, wearable design. Stretch your sewing skills and take on The Knits Challenge!
To view the Challenge documents not available to the public, please visit the Members Only: Threads Challenge page. You will be prompted to log-in to access the page.
Who Qualifies to Enter
The Challenge is open to formal, educational, retired and emeritus members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals, who have been members for a minimum of one year. Entrants must maintain their membership in good standing throughout the entire Challenge process, from Intent to Enter submission through the magazine publication of the winning entries.
Not A Member Yet?
Join now and be eligible for the challenge in 2018! If you are not yet a member of ASDP, and would like to join, please click here. For more information, contact VP Membership firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Challenge Winners
These are the winners for the 2016 Quilted Garment Challenge.
Best Overall Award: Debby Spence
Best Construction: Gayle Moline
Most Successful Use of Hand Quilting: Bonny Carmicino
Most Creative Use of Material: Linda Stewart
Audience Choice Award: Amanda Madden
Click here to view a full list of past themes and winners from challenges prior to 2016.