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BSWD Exhibitions  & Competitions

"Threads in Time" was the theme for our 2016 Competition. We had 6 entries with a variety of skills used.

2016 Competition Theme "Threads in Time"
Armada Plate winner scarf cushion2 
 socks  clock 2016  cushion


2014 Association of Guilds National Exhibition, Norwhich 15 May - 1 June

Our Guild has a number of submissions chosen for the Selected Section of this prestigious biennial event. In addition all the Guild's Competition Entries will also be seen at the National Exhibition in the Open Section. Full details of the 2014 National Exhibition can be found here

This photo shows all the Guild's items that will be seen in the National Exhibition, in both the Selected and the Open Sections. In the Selected Section will be skeins of art yarns by Tanya and Carol, Carol also has had her felt lamp selected. Gloria has had two hand-woven scarves selected and Matty's tapestry as been selected.

About 16 bags made by Berkshire Guild members, will be on show in the Open Section


Each year we have a competition based on a particular theme or topic. At least one of the core skills must be used in creating a finished piece of work. Three prizes are awarded: the Armada Plate for the 1st prize winner, the Sheperds Crook for the second prize winner and the Morton Casket for the originality prize winner. 

Competition theme for 2015: Silk

The Joan Elliot Knitting Award. 

In memory of our long-standing member, Joan Elliot, who died in 2013, we have put in place an annual Knitting Award. Joan was a great knitter and amongst her possessions that were passed on to the Guild by her family was a beautiful, original painting of a young lady knitting (see left). Each year this will be awarded in a separate competition to the main one.

Photos of winning entries can be found in the Gallery.