Local teen wins 'Make It with Wool' honors
Rebekah Kasperson of Sandpoint won the senior division of the Idaho Make It with Wool contest held this past weekend.
For the Nov. 18 contest, Kasperson created a contemporary lined coat using a dark gray plaid wool fabric. The Sandpoint teen also stitched a black 100% wool pair of pants and hand-knit a sweater using 100% mohair yarn in a mulberry color. The coat features several tailored features including welt pockets and bound buttonholes.
Kasperson is studying clothing construction and has a goal of owning her own bridal alterations business in the future. She was awarded a trip to the National Make It with Wool Contest in Denver in January 2024. She also won Pendleton fabric and sewing tools.
Genesee’s Jojo Osborn won the junior division of the contest. She made a lined, 100% Pendleton plaid wool jacket featuring a front zipper, pockets, and waistline drawstring. Osborn is a freshman at Genesee High School. She also won a trip to the national contest and was awarded Pendleton fabric and sewing tools.
The Idaho Wool Growers Association sponsors the state contest and covers the expenses for the national contest. The junior division is for ages 13-16 years old and the senior division contestants are 17-24 years old.