Learn more about the Prize.

Find out what the judges are looking for with our exclusive webinar with special guest… Jamie Chalmers aka Mr X Stitch

It is our honour to have one of our judges from the Prize as our guest for this month’s webinar, the wonderful Mr Jamie Chalmers aka Mr X Stitch aka Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery.

You might know Mr X Stitch from numerous appearances on national television and radio, he is one of the most well-known craft “celebrities” in the UK

 

Jamie is an accomplished and internationally exhibited designer in his own right, the curator of PUSH Stitchery and the author of the “Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch”.

He is the founder of the game-changing “XStitch” cross stitch design magazine which launched in Summer 2017.

 

In this interview, he shares his insights as a judge for the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery and gives us a glimpse of his thoughts on the brief for this year’s prize! Plus his advice for entrants and what the judges are looking for.

To watch this amazing webinar click here or on the image below.

2024 Webinar What the judges are looking for with special guest Mr X Stitch

 

 

Take a look at our 2024 Brief with special guest finalists.

Watch our 2024 Brief Webinar and discover this year’s brief, meet our special guests and learn what the judges are looking for! 2024 Brief Webinar – Traces of transition: Embroidery that illuminates the layers of our lives. This is a recording of Hand & Lock’s online webinar where they delve into the fascinating world of Hand & Lock’s Prize for embroidery and this year’s Brief Traces of Transition.

Discover how to interpret this year’s brief, how to register to be part of the Prize competition, learn about the changes to this year’s online submissions and find out what the judges are looking for. Our expert speakers include some of the 2023 finalists and winners who will share stories that will inspire and amaze, including what they are up to after the Prize and how they would interpret the Brief this year!

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the 2024 Brief – Traces of Transition: Embroidery that illuminates the layers of our lives. Watch now!

Please note that the discount code is only valid until Saturday 20th Jan 2024 Midnight UK time.

To watch this amazing webinar click here or on the image below.

2024 Brief Webinar Traces of transition Embroidery that illuminates the layers of our lives. (YouTube Thumbnail) (1)

 

 

What does the Prize Giving Evening look like?

To celebrate the Prize finalists in 2023 Hand & Lock put on a three day public exhibition to celebrate The Prize for Embroidery, starting with the Prize giving evening. Here we had all the work on display for the judges to see and give their final marks on the evening. Nobody knew who the winners were until right up to the announcements! Which makes for a very exciting evening.

All of our finalists’ work was on display at the Prize giving evening, not only to our judges but also over 200 precious guests that visited on the night too. We opened the Design Trusts’ People Choice Award on the evening allowing the guests and visiting public (to exhibition) to vote for their favourite piece too.

We would love to share with you some of our amazing finalists and the work that they have created.

Take a look at the insight from the amazing Prize giving evening in this wonderful short video. Click Here to View or the Image below.

2024 Brief Webinar Traces of transition Embroidery that illuminates the layers of our lives. (YouTube Thumbnail)

 

 

Feeling excited and want to join us for 2024?

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