In recent years it has been expanded to include textile artists, interior and accessory designers as well as those working in fashion. The competition strives to highlight the exquisite craftsmanship and skill that goes into this intricate craft and bring together the whole embroidery community to celebrate.
Image: Juhannas by Kristina Sinclair, winner of 2023 The Wilcom Associate Award for Digital Embroidery. Image above: I Shop, Therefore I Am by Katie Tubbing. Art.
Kristina Sinclair won this year's The Wilcom Associate Award for Digital Embroidery - Textile Art Category with Juhannus. Kristina’s project is inspired by Juhannus (Finnish Midsummer), a day when the veil is thinnest, suffused with potent magic. It is a day of festivities, a day of sun-worship, of reverence in nature, of costume – a day that celebrates the coming together of people to worship endless light in order to brace themselves against the returning dark.
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