Entry for the Royal School of Needlework 21st century Sampler Competition

Entry for the Royal School of Needlework 21st Century Sampler Competition
Entry for the Royal School of Needlework 21st Century Sampler Competition

On Sunday I got out the basket with all my canvas work in. I need to get stitching on my third piece for my Certificate of Technical Hand Embroidery. It is a canvas work peacock feather. I am making a very slow start on it. …Anyway in the basket I found the paper with the information about the above mentioned competition which I had totally forgotten about. Closing date, Friday June 20, 2014.

I had four days to design it and get it to London. So…I did. It went yesterday from the Fed Ex office in San Mateo. Phew, it was a bit of a rush, but it is amazing what you can do when you have to. Normally something like that would take me weeks of planning and agonizing. No time for any of that…get the idea, get it down on paper, let it evolve and just go with it. So I did….

 

As can be seen from the picture I chose a cell phone image. I felt that as all traditional samplers have an alphabet, motifs, symbols, a helpful saying, a date and the name of the stitcher and an all encompassing border, then mine should too.  Just as a more up to date version of all of those things.

I got an email this morning saying that the entry had been received…..decision about winners after July 7.  But…..I never win anything so I am not expecting that this will be different. It was good fun to design and I think that I will stitch it, win or lose.

We will see.

 

 

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