The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery was originally created to showcase skilled hand embroidery throughout the fashion industry, but now it has expanded to include expert embroidery from all corners of the textile and needle arts. Now celebrating the 10th anniversary of the prize, it has gained international recognition, and the skill and diversity of the hand embroidered pieces submitted is absolutely stunning! You can learn more about the prize and judging techniques—and see more photos of the winners—on their site.
The top photo is the entry by 2nd Prize winner Sian Angharad O`Doherty from the Student category and the bottom photo the entry from 3rd Prize winner Elena Ciarrocchi from the Open category.
[Via Urban Threads]