I received some exciting news on Tuesday this week. I had a letter telling me that I have been accepted as a finalist in the last ever Charles Henry Foyle Trust competition. I heard about it from Design Matters, where I am taking my City and Guilds course. The competition is open to all students on a higher education course, which includes the City and Guilds courses, and is for stitched textiles.
I entered on the basis of nothing ventured, nothing gained, not really expecting to be among the finalists. But now I am. I shall be attending a Master Class workshop with the textile artist Alice Kettle on May 2nd in Redditch, UK and then I have to submit a piece of textile art on the theme of Freedom for an exhibition at the Forge Mill Needle Museum from 12 Sept to 25 Oct.
I also have a chance to win one of the awards:
The Trust will also make an award of £2000 for the most original and innovative stitched textile piece. This award is made to enable the recipient to further their artistic development by funding either educational travel or further advanced study in the field of textiles. In addition an award of £500 will be made for the student demonstrating technical excellence, and also two further awards of £250 for the students with the most outstanding workbook(s).
Wish me luck!