Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2023
12 October 2022Deadline:
The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2023 is now open for applications. The annual international embroidery prize has a $38,000 Prize Fund. Open to students and designers, this prize aims to celebrate and promote the art of embroidery.
It costs from £19-£29 to enter, and is open to works in Fashion or the Textile Arts. All the selected finalists will have their work
showcased at the biennial Embroidered Arts Exhibition at Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf, London from the 16th-19th November 2023.
Brief 2023: Modern Mystics Arts and the Power of Colour
In 2023, Hand & Lock ask you to consider belief, spiritualist and the mystic arts, and to “Interrogate your own experiences as an embroiderer paying attention to the mental, physical, psychological and spiritual state you enter as you create. Away from your own practice, question cultural beliefs and meditate on the role of textiles and embroidery in common rituals. Consider the emotional and symbolic power of colour and imagine your own emotionally and spiritually charged colour and material combinations”.