21st Century Embroidered Sampler Competition

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Embroidered Welsh Samplers - SampleriCymreig | St Fagans Museum Wales

21st Century Embroidered Sampler Competition

The Royal School for Needlework are running the 21st Century Embroidered Sampler Competition to coincide with their current exhibition of samplers which runs until July 2014.

The challenge is to design a 21st century sampler which will become part of the RSN Archive Collection for future generations to enjoy. There are no limits as to what elements the sampler may or may not contain but the maximum size for the design is 45cm square.

The winner will get the opportunity to make up their sampler design for the RSN (with some help if required) so that it becomes part of the RSN’s Collection for years to come.

The closing date for entries is Friday 20 June 2014. You can download the full brief, terms and conditions, and an entry form via the Royal School of Needlework website here.

The current exhibition of samplers should provide a great source of inspiration if you’re tempted to enter this competition. The show features work from 1731- 2013, from band samplers to ABCs with Bible verses, patterns and motifs, map samplers, darning samplers, long sewing and stitch lesson samplers from school days to doll-size costumes to illustrate stitching, making-up and patching.

Visist www.royal-needlework.org.uk for more information.

The image above is of a sampler held in the collections at St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life.