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BSWD Exhibitions  & Competition

Jane Austen was our theme for 2017. There were 9 entries and many diferent skill and techniques.
1st Place - Lorgnette Pouch 2nd Place - Sample Book Originality - Pride and Predjudice
Lorgnette pouch - 1st Place 2nd Place - Sample Book Originality - Pride and Prejudice
Drawstring Bag Lavender Sachets Woven Garters
drawstring bag lavender sachets Garters
Purse Knitted top Dress
Purse Knitted Top Dress



"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


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 2017: Jane Austen

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 and Crocheting 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.

Entries are open to members. Deadline for the 2018 competition is November 17th. Entry form for 2018 competition.

Photos of winning entries can be found in the Gallery.