Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Stitched textiles competition 2009

Forge Mill Needle Museum, in collaboration with the Charles Henry Foyle Trust, is offering a unique opportunity for 20 textile students.

Firstly, to push the boundaries of their knowledge and expertise, they will have a master class with the textile artist Alice Kettle on either 14 March or 2 May. Secondly, the students will go on to have their work exhibited at the Forge Mill Needle Museum in September.

There will also be an award of £2000 made for the most original and innovative stitched textile piece on this year’s theme, which is 'Freedom'. The Trust is also offering an award of £500 for technical innovation and two further awards of £250 for the most outstanding workbooks.

To enter:

The competition is open to all textile students on a higher educational course, ie MA, first degree, City & Guilds, etc.

To enter you need to submit five jpeg images of your current work – this can include one close detailed image – along with an entry form. The images should be sent on disk and each image should be titled and accompanied by a brief description. Please send images to: Jo-Ann Gloger, Forge Mill Needle Museum, Needle Mill Lane, Riverside, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8HY. Please include a SAE if you would like your disk returned.The closing date for submissions is 20 February 2009.

An entry form for the competition can be downloaded at

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Farncombe Estate is situated just outside the Cotswold village of Broadway. We are approximately 50 minutes from Oxford, Birmingham and Bristol and easily located from the M5, M40 and M42.

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