We are proud to present the annual exhibition that celebrates textiles in all their forms recognising them as fine art and function alike.
Prizes and Sponsors
The first place winner will receive:
From the ICHF
A gallery space at the Fashion & Embroidery show at the NEC in 2018
From the Embroiderers’ Guild
A travel bursary to be used by the winner for research, inspiration or time with a senior embroiderer – value £500
Access to the EG Collection, folios and library now housed in Halton, near Aylesbury
An article in Stitch or Embroidery magazine
Exhibition of selected pieces on the Guild’s Stand at Knitting & Stitching Show – London or Harrogate
A feature on the Guild website with links to the winners website
A feature on FaceBook immediately following the award of the prize
The second place winner will receive
From Funky Aardvark/Chester Art Textile Society
£250 cash to use on their textile work
From Black Mango
A creative business mentorship focused on distribution, marketing, PR & strategy with Shirly-Ann O’Neil MA.
From Madeira Threads
A mini treasure chest of threads worth £99 RSP
Special Rowan Award (entrants using yarn in particular and/or using knit or crochet)
Rowan yarn of the winner’s choice up to the value of £250 RRP
Entries are welcome from any British based Artist whether professional or amateur.
All work must contain a textile element but may be mixed media.
Work may be 2d or 3d, decorative (fine art, sculpture etc) or functional (quilts, jewellery, clothing etc)
There is no size restriction on work entered
Work is to have been completed during the 12 months prior to entry – ie. between 15th January 2016 and 15th January 2017.
Each Artist may submit up to 4 pieces.