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About TxOLAN

The TxOLAN Alpaca Association is a regional affiliate of the national Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). TxOLAN is comprised of alpaca owners and other interested individuals from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.

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2017 Fiber Arts Contest


Fiber Arts Competition

For all the creative folks out there, we are including a Fiber Arts category to our Fleece Show. The purpose of the Fiber Arts division is to showcase products made with alpaca fiber. All items must be completed during the 12 months prior to the show. All entries must consist of at least 50% alpaca fiber. 

Anyone with Fiber Arts interest is encouraged to enter and you do not need to be an AOA or TXOLAN member to enter these competitions.  The entry fees per entry are $20.00 for non-TXOLAN members and $15.00 for TXOLAN members .

The deadline for receipt of MAIL-IN entries is January 31, 2017.

ENTRIES CAN BE be delivered to the fleece room in person at the show by THURSDAY, February 9 by 6 pm

Entries will be judged by Andrea Nissen and will be on display at the show on February 10-11, 2017.  If mailing in, please send entries to:

Lynn Betts, Fiber Arts
15353 County Road 355
Plantersville, TX 77363

You should also send a tracking number to her to insure she knows you have mailed your entry and can help you track it in case there are any issues.  Her email is, and her cell phone number is (281) 794-8603

There are two ways to enter the Fiber Arts Competition.  

1 - If you are an exhibitor in the Halter Show or any Fleece related competition (Spin-Off, Cottage Fleece or Full Fleece), you will find a separate category for registration for the Fiber Arts Competitions through the online registration system.  This will also properly add charges to your cart for check-out.  

For online registration, after you've registered your entries, click on the link for Fleece Tags and these tags (for inclusion with your entries) will be automatically generated in the online registration system and can be printed once you register.

2 - If you are not using the exhibitor registration system, please go to otherwise, click the paper registration form and for the paper Hand-Spun Skein Entry Tag

a. Beginner (working in Fiber Art for less than 2 years).
1. Junior – ages 18 and younger
2. Adult – over age 18
b. Intermediate (working in Fiber Arts more than 2 years)
c. Advanced (working in Fiber Arts for more than 5 years and/or has submitted to a juried event)
a. All handwork – 100% handspun yarns with 100% hand-made construction and/or 100% hand-felted (may use commercially prepared rovings).
b. Partial or non-handwork
1. Use commercially spun yarn and/or machine knitted, woven, or felted.
2. Less than 100% hand felting
a. Woven
b. Felt
c. Knit
d. Crochet

For questions regarding the Fiber Arts Competitions, contact the Fiber Arts Coordinator:

Lynn Betts, Fiber Arts
15353 County Road 355
Plantersville, TX 77363

Her email is, and her cell phone number is (281) 794-8603