London’s 2009 Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery: The prize, now in its 9th year attracts students of embroidery, design, arts, surface textiles, costume, fibres, interiors, fashion and textiles throughout the world. This year, for the first time, the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery also ran an open category for embroiderers from all backgrounds.
The aim of this prize is to promote the use of hand embroidered surface embellishment within fashion, costume and soft furnishing. All in the hope that contemporary design and other fresh approaches will be inspired to embrace hand embroidery, to acknowledge and value its quality and expertise. See the entries and the winners here.
Image: The Swarovski Prize Winner – Claire Goodwin from Nottingham Trent University