Handicrafts 2020


In the Handicraft marquee at the Honley Show you will find a combination of exhibition items.

There will be a huge range of craft work which has been entered into the different competition classes, along with several stands demonstrating their art and crafting skills as well as some selling their wares.

There are 65 competing classes available to enter for both children and adults. These include Handicrafts, Art and Photography, Floral Arrangements, Homecrafts and the Children’s section.

Click on the section that you wish to enter in the table below to view full details of the classes available, judges, prizes, etc.

Section Secretary

Mrs K Butterworth
1 Dennington Lane
Tel No: 01924 252 860

*Please ensure all entry forms are posted and received by 6th June 2020. Please include an A5 stamped self-addressed envelope, with sufficient postage for return of entry cards  and wristbands.

1. All exhibits must delivered and placed in the appropriate class section the Marquee before 9.00am on day of Show. The marquee will then be closed to allow judging to take place.  Exhibits not in situ by 9.00am will not be allowed to enter.
2. All exhibits must be the production and property of the exhibitor and must not have been previously entered at Honley Show.
3. The Society cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to exhibits during or after the exhibition.
4. No exhibits to be removed before 4.30pm on the day of the Show.
5. Prizes will be awarded entirely at the Judge’s discretion and can be collected from 4pm.
6. The Council reserves the right to withhold or diminish the prize money of any class where the exhibits are considered to be of inferior quality, or if there are insufficient entries.
7. The age of the exhibitor must be stated on all Children’s Entry Forms.

Entry Fee: Adult Classes: £1.25 per entry.
Children’s Classes:  70p per entry

 One Exhibitors pass per entry form. This will allow entry onto the Showground before 9am so you can bring your family’s exhibits to the Handicraft marquee.
To purchase additional tickets at the discounted price please fill in the appropriate section on the Entry Form.

Prizes/Prize Money: Adult Classes: 1st – £5.00, 2nd – £3.00, 3rd – £1.00
Children’s Classes: – Honley Show Rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
We are delighted that due to the generous sponsorship of all Children’s classes by Richard O’Hara Joinery Ltd, Honley, all 1st prize winners in the Children’s section will receive a Gift Voucher.

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Judges:  Mr V Cunningham and Mr R Hayward.

Class 9 – Drawing –Pencil, charcoal, pastels or pen and ink.
Class 10 – Painting – Oils or acrylic.
Kindly sponsored by Helen Bamforth, Meal Hill Farm, Meltham, Holmfirth
Class 11 –  Painting – Water colours or gouache.
Kindly sponsored by Calder Graphics, Huddersfield. www.calderartsupplies.co.uk
Class 12 – Photograph – Black & White / Colour – ‘Animals’
Kindly sponsored by Honley Boarding Kennels & Cattery  Tel: 07786 906156
Class 13 – Photograph – Black & White / Colour – ‘Seasons’.
Class 14 – Photograph – Black & White / Colour – ‘People at Work and Play’.
Please mount photographs on stiff paper/card with name on reverse.

The Honley Kennels Trophy will be presented for the Best Photograph in Class 13 – ‘Seasons’

Children’s Classes

Entry Fees: 70p per entry
Honley Show Rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
We are delighted that due to the generous sponsorship of all Children’s classes by Richard O’Hara Joinery Ltd, Honley, all 1st prize winners in the Children’s section will receive a Gift Voucher.

Exhibitors must be under the age of 17 years on Show Day.
Exhibits must have the age of the child clearly displayed.
*Schools: Please note Entry forms must be in by 1st June 2020 before half term. Entries after this date will not be accepted.

Judges: Mrs H Fletcher, Mrs B Maynard, Mr R Hayward, Ms R Harrison, Mrs A Midgley, Mr I Pheasey, Mr V Cunningham

No computer generated pictures will be accepted in classes 34-38
Class 34– Painting or drawing – 3-5 years old – max 10 entries per school.
Kindly sponsored by T L Dallas & Co Ltd, 01484 665211 www.tldallas.com
Class 35 – Painting or drawing – 6-7 years old – max 10 entries per school.
Kindly sponsored by  Honley Boarding Kennels & Cattery  07786 906156
Class 36 – Painting or drawing – 8-11 years old – max 10 entries per school.
Class 37 – Painting or drawing – 12-14 years old – max 10 entries per school.
Class 38 – Painting or drawing – 15-16 years old – max 5 entries per school.
Class 39 – A computer generated picture – 3-7 years (No Clip Art).
Kindly sponsored by CAT Alarms, Honley  01484 666695
Class 40  – A computer generated picture – 8-11 years (No Clip Art).
Class 41 –  Photography– ‘Countryside’ – black and white or colour mounted on card – 10 years and under.
Kindly sponsored by Howard Copley Family Butchers, Townend, Golcar
Class 42 – Photography– ‘A Portrait’ – black and white or colour, mounted on card – Above 11 years.
Class 43 – A 3-D model – age 7 and under.
Kindly sponsored by Richard Carter Ltd, The Original Hand Tool Manufacturer, Honley.
Class 44 – A 3-D model –age 8-11 years.
Class 45 – Item made from wood, metal, plastic or card – 12-14 years. Include brief notes to show it’s function.
Class 46  – Claywork, including Fimo – 3-7 years.
Kindly sponsored by Changes Beauty Therapy, I, Eastgate Honley
Class 47 – Claywork, including Fimo – 8-11 years.
Class 48 – A piece of textile work e.g. fabric, wool, collage – 7 years and under.
Class 49 – A piece of textile work e.g. fabric, wool, collage – 8-10 years.
Kindly sponsored by Thomas, Hayley and George Starr
Exhibits entered in Classes  50, 51, 52 should be original pieces of work. 

Class 50 – A textile bag – 11-14 years.
Kindly sponsored by Howard Asher. Find us on Facebook 
Class 51 – Textile Design showing it’s development 15-16 years
Class 52 – Textile Product (eg. garment, wall hanging or cushion) with supporting development work 15-16 years
Kindly sponsored by Chain Reaxtion, Honley. Find us on Facebook
Class 53 – Resistant Materials: a piece of design work with supporting development work 15/16 years.
Class 54 – Graphic Products: a piece of design work showing design development 15/16 years.
Class 55 – Any craft not covered above. Age 7 years and under.
Kindly sponsored by Scholes J&I School.
Class 56 – Any craft not covered above – 8-11 years.
Class 57 – Any craft not covered above – 12 years and above.
For the Judge’s Tips for making the perfect pizza and chocolate chip cookies, please download using the button in the Homecraft section

Class 58 – A Monster Pizza– 11 years and under.
Kindly sponsored by Dixon and Franks, Honley. T:01484 662614  www.dixonandfranks.co.uk
Class 59 – 6 x Chocolate Chip Cookies – 12 -14 years.
Kindly sponsored by Wagstaff Shoes. Find us on Facebook
Class 60 – A piece of handwriting of your own choice -7 years & under.
Class 61 – A piece of handwriting of your own choice – 8-11 years.
Class 62 – A piece of group or class work – 3-5 years.
Class 63 – A piece of group or class work – 6-7 years.
Class 64 – A piece of group or class work – 8-11 years.

Children’s Floral Arrangements
Floral display in this section must be arranged by the children themselves. The age of the exhibitors should be included on the entry form.
Class 65
– A Floral Arrangement in a Wellie  13 yrs and under

New Challenge!!
Children can come along and try out a small floral arrangement in the marquee.
Floral Teacup Workshop – ‘Time for Tea’
This workshop will take place in the Handicraft Marquee with the help of our Floral Arrangements Judge, Mrs D Meakin at 2pm. Children can create a small arrangement in a tea cup sized container. Materials will be provided. Suitable for children under 11 years of age.

The NHW Wood Memorial Shield  will be awarded to the school attended by the winner of the exhibit judged to be the Best Children’s Exhibit.
The Eileen Langley Trophy  to be awarded for the Best Group or Class Work, 7yrs and under, to be held by the school which the children attend. 
The Sue Asher Trophy will be awarded for the Best Art Work, any media, 7yrs and under.
All trophies to be retained for one year


Floral Arrangements

Judge:  Mrs D T Meakin.
Judge’s Tips.
The exhibits in the Floral Art section must be wholly arranged and staged by the exhibitor in the show marquee. A spare table will be available the night before and early morning on Show day(before 9am) for flowers and accessories to be assembled.  All exhibits to be staged on an open table with a white table covering. An exhibit is composed of natural plant materials, with or without accessories, contained within the space as specified in the schedule.

Time to Celebrate
 Class 15 –’Have a go at Honley Show’–  An exhibit: width 75cm x depth 75cm, height optional.
Class 16 – ‘The Mad hatters Tea Party‘-   An exhibit: width 75cm x depth 75cm, height optional.
Kindly sponsored by Linda Needham, The Barn, Moor Park, Bradshaw Rd., Honley
Class 17 –’Through the Looking Glass’– A petite exhibit. This exhibit may be submitted already prepared, but must not exceed 25 cm depth 25 cm width, 37 cm height.

The Nimrod Roebuck Trophy will be presented for the Best Floral Arrangement
The Olive Roebuck Trophy will be presented for the Best Petite Arrangement


Judges: Mrs H. Fletcher, Mrs B. Maynard, Mr I. Pheasey

Class 1 – Canvas Work.
Kindly sponsored by Colne Valley Museum, Golcar. T:659762 www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk
Class 2 – Hand or machine embroidery.
Class 3 – Any knitted article up to 4 ply.
Kindly sponsored by Unravel Crafts, Denby Dale, T:767502  www.unravelcrafts.co.uk
Class 4 – Any knitted article over 4 ply.
Kindly sponsored by Drop In Community Resource, Sycamore Ave, Golcar
Class 5 – Knitted/fabric toy/article.
Kindly sponsored by Thongsbridge Tennis and Fitness Club www.thongsbridgetennisclub.org.uk
Class 6 – Patchwork/quilting
Class 7 – Any small item for the home:- glass, clay, wood, textiles
Class 8 – Any craft not shown above.

The Honley Show Society Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the Best Exhibit in the Handicrafts section


Judge:  Mrs A Midgley

Class 18 – Loaf of brown or white bread
Class 19 – Savoury Quiche
Class 20 – Victoria Sandwich, 3 eggs
Kindly sponsored by Cozy Paws Cattery, Oldfield Road Farm, Honley. T: 01484 661628
Class 21 – 6 Cheese Scones
Kindly sponsored by Philomena Foggs , 11 Albion Mills, Miry Lane, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth. 01484 683444
Class 22 –6 Yorkshire Curd Tarts

Class 23 – Lemon Drizzle Cake
Kindly sponsored by Bea Maynard, Oldfield, Honley
Class 24 – A Round of Shortbread
Kindly sponsored by Tracy Peto Hair and Beauty Salon, 12b Westgate, Honley HD9 6AA. T: 01484 663070. Find us on Facebook.
Class 25 – Decorated Cake to celebrate ‘Tour De Yorkshire’

Class 26 – A Selection of Home-made Sweets – fudge, truffles, etc.
Kindly sponsored by Cake, Make and Party, Honley, Honley. www.cakemakeandparty.co.uk

Jam and Preserves

Judge: Mrs A Midgely
Class 27 – Jam

Kindly sponsored by Dixon and Franks, Honley. T: 01484 662614  www.dixonandfranks.co.uk
Class 28 – Jelly
Class 29 – Marmalade
Kindly sponsored by Andrew’s Greengrocer, 64 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth T:01484 682787
Class 30 – Lemon Curd
Class 31 – Chutney
Class 32 – Pickles
Kindly sponsored by Lily Pickles, Holmfirth – www.lilypicklesofholmfirth.co.uk

New for 2020
Homemade Botanical Gin

Judge: Aimee Toomey, Fox Gins
Create your own  flavour of gin by compounding and macerating juniper berries with vodka and flavours of your own choice. Research the internet or click here for a suggested recipe.Botanical Gin Recipe
Labels should not include your name, but may show images and lists of the ingredients used.
Class 33A bottle of your own botanical gin

Download Homecraft Judging Tips