Becky Mehringer has been selected as the State Director of the Wisconsin Make it With Wool program. She succeeds outgoing State Director, Wynn Wittkopf, of Pewaukee.Mehringer’s duties as director will include promotion of wool as a versatile textile for clothing, accessories and novelty items.
She will coordinate the Wisconsin Make It With Wool competition held in conjunction with the annual Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. Her duties began February 1, 2021.Make it With Wool is a sewing, fashion and design competition open to all Wisconsin residents interested in using wool or wool blend fabrics to be sewn, knitted, crocheted or woven into clothing or accessories. Winners of some divisions may go on to compete with their woolen item at the National Make it With Wool competition held in conjunction with the American Sheep Industry’s annual convention.
The Wisconsin Make it With Wool Program is sponsored by the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative.
Mehringer resides in Cambridge along with her husband and three young sons. They raise Romney sheep for breeding stock, wool and meat. They also raise pigs, chickens and honeybees. Mehringer previously served as a judge for the Wisconsin Make it With Wool program for the past seven years. “I am excited to become more involved with this unique aspect of the wool industry. I look forward to continuing the program at the quality level that Wynn has for many years. It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in fiber arts and I hope that the program continues to grow. Thank you to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative for supporting this program for youth and adults alike”, said Mehringer.
Wittkopf is excited for Mehringer to take the reins. Wittkopf comments, “Becky’s energy and passion for Make It With Wool is contagious. I’m thrilled Becky will be encouraging and leading the next generation. Wisconsin Make It With Wool is in great hands.”For more information regarding the Wisconsin Make it With Wool program, contact Becky Mehringer at 920-220-1026 or at [email protected]