National Needlework Archive

March 29, 2007

Poetry in Stitches

Filed under: Poetry in Stitches — by nationalneedleworkarchive @ 7:02 pm

Here is good news for all of those who have been waiting for the launch of Round 2 of the extremely popular Poetry in Stitches. Details of the new project will be posted on the website from April 2007. Pictures to be completed by December 7th, 2007.

Mission: Make a textile picture interpretation of a poem (any poem EXCEPT those used in Round 1 – these will be listed on the website and will accompany the Registration Form). Finished picture size 2 ft x 2 ft (61 cms x 61 cms) Any textile technique or mix of techniques acceptable – see Rules for further details of restrictions and requirements. The fabulous book of Round 1 pictures and poems is available for £14.99 plus £2.90 p&p by sending a UK cheque to the NNA at Boldre House, 5 Boldrewood Road, Southampton, SO16 7BW.

The winners from Poetry in Stitches 1 were as follows:

Professional class winner was Hawk in the Morning by Patrcia McLaughlin


Winner of the best amateur using one of the poems was She Walks in Beauty by Hillary Burton


Winner of best amateur was Barbara Deason with The Gate of the Year


The official information for the new contest can be found below:

National Needlework Archive Poems in the Waiting Room

Further to the enormous success of Poetry in Stitches 1 we now invite you to take part in

Poetry in Stitches 2

Do you have a favourite poem?

Interpret it as a textile picture [61cms x 61 cms (24” x 24”)] and we will exhibit as many as possible, in frames with their poems, in appropriate public venues. Any technique including quilting, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, crochet, lace etc. can be used.

Choose a poem and interpret it as a textile image.

The aim of this project is to promote two important cultural media and present them in an exciting new way to allow a new perception of each in relation to the other. Thousands of people will have the chance to see this literary and visual fusion in public galleries and hospitals.

At the end of the project you get your work back again.

Prizes for best Amateur and Professional entries.

Help us raise the profile of textile art in public places!

Enjoy reading some poems, and start stitching!

HHHH A Poetry in Stitches 2 booklet is available with pages of specially selected poems to give enjoyment and inspiration. We would love you to use a poem from this collection and an additional prize will be awarded for the best work using one of these poems. The booklet also gives helpful hints on mounting your work for exhibition.

Booklets are £2.50 incl. p&p. from the NNA. If you purchase a booklet £2.00 can subsequently be deducted from the Registration fee when you enter your work. HHHH


Closing date for Registrations: 9.11.2007 Work to be in by 7.12.07


National Needlework Archive, Boldre House, 5 Boldrewood Road

Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 7BW


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