Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Uttoxeter Quilt and Stitch Village 2015

The weekend of the 24th was the Quilt and Stitch Village event in Uttoxeter, not to far from me, so me and the lovely mum went along, meeting some guild friends there.  I, of course, was excited to see the embroidery exhibition as I'd entered Save the Stitches.  

Want to see it?


There are two photos to show it as it's so long!


I also took a photo of the whole thing, but Photobucket is playing up and I can't rotate photos.  


I did not win.

I did  not come 2nd.

I did not come 3rd.

I'm pretty sure I came 4th, but there are no rosettes for that, so we'll just have to assume I did!  Here are the entries that did win, this was the Traditional Embroidery category.


I didn't fork out the pound it cost to buy the programme, so I've no idea who made these!  The goldwork tudor rose above came third. 


I loved this goldwork dragon, it came 2nd.


And this came first.  In the Traditional category?  Sorry about the reflection, but it was glazed and there was a window behind.  

In my judges comments both said that it should have been framed.  Funny that, I thought I'd entered an embroidery competition, not a framing competition (or rather a who-can-fork-out-the-most-money-for-their-massive-and-unusually-shaped-embroidery competition).  The rest of the comments were good, so I probably shouldn't moan.

22 comments:

Anna said...

Gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anna

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Wendy! Some beautiful pieces of embroidery and I am sorry your own piece didn't win.... I liked it best! :) x

Rachel said...

The dragon is a little poppet, isn't it he!

And my goodness, that blackwork of yours is a real whopper of a piece!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Yours is beautiful and represents so much work. One never knows what the judges are thinking!

HeathersSewingRoom said...

I would of given you first place. Your embroidery is awesome and I love it.

HeathersSewingRoom said...

I would of given you first place! Your embroidery is awesome.

Janine said...

Your Save the Stitches piece is fantastic! I find the framing comment bizarre. Surely it should be the workmanship that counts and, to some extent, the design but really only if people have designed their own pieces. I also find the categories surprising. I'd have classed the dragon and wedding ones as modern or contemporary. Yours is a stunning piece. If you know any other competitions, I'd recommend you enter it in them too :)

Flickenstichlerin said...

Your blackwork stitchery is so amazing, nothing compares to handstitching these beautiful designs.
Greetings,
Sylvia

pennydog said...

Don't worry, my modern quilting wasn't uniform enough and also apparently my binding on Pancakes was just satisfactory when I got the print to line up on the mitres and everything, it was the most beautiful binding I have ever achieved....

I can get you the references when I get home if you like?

Sandra :) said...

It's a gorgeous finish, Wendy - whether or not you placed according to "judges", is rather irrelevant, I'd say. You did a beautiful job and that's what counts :)

Celtic Thistle said...

Well if they wanted it framed they should have said so in the entry instructions!
Congratulations on entering the show, I would have picked yours over the dragon any day :)

Jane Galley said...

It looks fabulous to see it as a whole, well done

quirkyhannah said...

Oh Wendy that is gorgeous! If only I lived closer to have gone and seen it.

Love the dragon too and the wedding one but seriously traditional catergory..... not.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you didn't win! I've been entering a quilt and stitch show for the last couple of years, and I never win anything. It really doesn't mean anything. Your piece is so lovely and incredible! :D

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you didn't win! I've been entering a quilt and stitch show for the last couple of years, and I never win anything. It really doesn't mean anything. Your piece is so lovely and incredible! :D

Shami Immanuel said...

Blackwork is amazing. PArticipating in a competition is good.better luck next time.

Pamela said...

If I were one of the judges, I would have chosen your for the overall winner. It is beautiful!

Kathy said...

Your piece is number one in my book! This is awesome. Congrats on completing it.

Fiona said...

your piece is amazing.... there looks like it was stiff competition....
Hugz

Cath said...

Oh what a stunning piece you did and although I like the others, your probably took more time.....such a shame you didn't place and a cheek saying it should of been framed!

Ruth said...

Love your blackwork - can't imagine the cost of framing it! that dragon is seriously cute though!

Deepa Balagopal said...

Beautiful pics,Wendy. Doesn't matter if you didn't win,what matters is you enjoyed embroidering and we enjoyed watching the progress :)