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The National Needlecraft Awards is an annual event where we come together to celebrate the world of needlecraft and the talented people within it.  The awards will take place at the Knitting & Stitching Show, Kensington Olympia on 28th February 2019.

Entries are now closed.

We have over £1,000 worth of prizes on offer across the categories including a DMC Collector's Box, Royal School of Needlework online course, Immediate Media Magazine Subscription, Purelite lamp and a charitable donation.  Every winner will receive a DMC Etoile thread tin and a £10 SewandSo Gift Voucher. All shortlisted entries will also receive a ticket to the Knitting & Stitching Show.  On the entry form there are nine award categories you can enter and two where you can just vote for your favourite designers:


  • Needlecrafter of the Year.  Sponsored by the DMC Group

  • Young Needlecrafter of the Year. Sponsored by SewandSo

  • Best Original Design - Cross Stitch. Sponsored by Zweigart

  • Best Original Design - Embroidery/Tapestry. Sponsored by Zweigart

  • Crafting Happier Lives Award. Sponsored by SewandSo

  • Best Use of Embroidery in Fashion. Sponsored by RSNOnlineCourses.com

  • Technical Excellence in Hand Embroidery. Sponsored by the Royal School of Needlework

  • Best Use of Colour. Sponsored by the DMC Group

  • Best Miniature Needlecraft. Sponsored by Purelite

Awards to vote for your favourites are -

  • Designer of the Year - Cross Stitch.Sponsored by Immediate Media

  • Designer of the Year - Embroidery/Tapestry. Sponsored by Stitchtopia

You are able to vote for your favourite designers without entering any other awards or providing your contact details. To do this, simply skip through the entry categories to the voting page and ensure you click 'Submit Entry Form' at the bottom of the final page after reading our T&C's.

You are welcome to nominate a friend or family member for an award.  In addition to a photograph of their work and description, please also state their name, contact details and why you have nominated them in the Additional Details section of the form. Let us know you're attending here.

The National Needlecraft Awards 2019 are bought to you in partnership with Upper Street Events and in association with the DMC Group, SewandSo and Zweigart.

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