An Indiana County 4-H member has won recognition in the state “Make it With Wool” contest. Elizabeth Bruner, daughter of Clark and Connie Bruner, Blairsville, placed second in her pre-teen age 12 and younger class.
She is a member of the Gordon 4-H Club.
The state contest is a chance for people who sew to share their skills in working with wool as a fabric. The entire garment for the contest must be made from 100 percent wool or wool blend. Personal creativity is encouraged in sewing, knitting, crocheting, and spinning and weaving. Older contestants move on to the national competition.
Bruner’s garment is a two-piece heather and gray tweed wool suit with a high-waisted jacket and ﾾ-length sleeves. It features a lining, set-in and fringed sleeves, and a fringed skirt. She also wore a pink and gray handmade scarf of 75 percent wool using a pattern she and 4-H leader Kitty Eget designed. She finished the outfit with a hot pink turtleneck, gray tights, black hat and black dress shoes.
Local seamstress Kathy Adams also provided support for the project.