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She Made It With Wool!

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Olivia Frenette, current president of the Linden-Peters 4-H Club and freshman at Linden High School, won the People’s Choice Award at the 75th annual National Make It With Wool Contest.
Olivia constructed a fully lined fitted sleeveless dress with a back zipper. She also made a jacket with bound buttonholes, a back pleat and three-quarter length sleeves. Both garments were made from 100 percent wool fabric. She has been sewing for six years, and this was her first experience competing in a national contest.

“Competing at Nationals was a great experience. I learned a lot about wool and made some great friends from Montana and Indiana,” said Olivia.

The Make It With Wool Contest objective is to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns, encourage personal creativity and develop life skills. The event was held in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, January 21, representing 21 junior competitors and 20 senior competitors from 24 states. In the junior competition, Olivia was also recognized as one of the top 10 junior competitors.

As the People’s Choice winner, Olivia received a $100 cash award. As a competitor in the contest, she received two yards of Pendleton Wool and sewing notions. Olivia is the daughter of Gina and Scott Frenette.