The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia London in March will be hosting an exciting new celebration of the world of needlecraft – the National Needlecraft Awards (www.sewandso.co.uk/national-needlecraft-awards-2018). Developed by online needlecraft shop SewandSo (www.sewandso.co.uk), the awards are open to individuals and for nominations for talented friends and family. There’s also an opportunity to vote for favourite designers. There are General, Cross Stitch and Needlecraft categories and awards include Needlecrafter, Young Needlecrafter and Best Joint Needlecraft Project of the Year, Stitching Hero of the Year, Best Use of Colour and Designer of the Year for both Cross Stitch and Other Needlecraft and Best Contemporary Embroiderer. Entries are via the National Needlecraft Awards website and must be submitted by midnight on Thursday 15th February 2018. Shortlisted entrants will be notified by 17th February and will be required to post their submission for final judging. The awards take place at The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia London on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 4.30 pm in the Creative Living Theatre.
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