Following the success of its inaugural year, entries are now open for the 2019 National Needlecraft Awards. The awards celebrates talented needlecrafters and designers and will take place at the Knitting & Stitching Show, Kensington Olympia on 28th February 2019
Entrants can win more than £1,000 of prizes including products from DMC, Purelite, magazine subscriptions from Immediate Media and an online course and kit from the Royal School of Needlework. Every winner will receive a DMC Etoile thread tin and a £10 SewandSo gift voucher. All shortlisted entries will also receive a ticket to the Knitting & Stitching Show.
Entries close at midnight 11th January 2019. There are 11 categories in total – 9 for needlecrafters to enter themselves or nominate an entrant and 2 ‘Designer of the Year’ categories.
The categories are:
Needlecrafter of the Year: Sponsored by the DMC Group
Young Needlecrafter of the Year: Sponsored by SewandSo
Best Original Design - Cross Stitch: Sponsored by Zweigart
Best Original Design - Embroidery/Tapestry: Sponsored by Zweigart
Crafting Happier Lives Award: Sponsored by SewandSo
Best Use of Embroidery in Fashion: Sponsored by RSNOnlineCourses.com
Technical Excellence in Hand Embroidery: Sponsored by the Royal School of Needlework
Best Use of Colour: Sponsored by the DMC Group
Best Miniature Needlecraft: Sponsored by Purelite
Designer of the Year - Cross Stitch: Sponsored by Immediate Media
Designer of the Year - Embroidery/Tapestry: Sponsored by Stitchtopia