I have been thoroughly enjoying browsing the gallery of Second Stage finalists for the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery. This year the high quality of the entries has been pure pleasure.
The prize aims to promote the use of hand embroidered surface embellishment within costume and interiors and the competition is truly global as it is open to anyone anywhere. First prize is $10,000 USD so it is competitive, and brings out the best in contemporary hand embroidery.
Make a cuppa visit the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery as browsing the gallery it is very much worth while. Each an every entrant, has produced great work to even get to this stage.