I’m over-the moon to be in the finals for the International Hand & Lock prize for embroidery 2016.
The live-judging and prize-giving is on the 3rd November at Bishopsgate Institute, please book tickets here
It promises to be a fantastic, gripping night, not to be missed by artists/designers as the networking possibilities will be immense! and it would mean the world to have your support.
Last night I shut the computer down, closed the sketchbook and stitched onto tiny little doilies….very therapeutic and reminded me how much I love hand embroidery…..
Hand embroidery is something I have always been very passionate about, ever since my first year at university I would embellish into my print samples with intricate detailing and beading.
Since graduating I find that with tight design deadlines and commercial constraints it is an art which I rarely have time to indulge in.
However several weeks ago I was lucky enough to be given an internship at the prestigious ‘Hand and Lock’ – School of Embroidery, where on my final day I was allowed to work on my own project. Looking through pages of forgotten drawings in my sketchbook I was able to recycle a few ideas!