Time to stitch and celebrate
Win £500 and have your design marketed around the world in conjunction with Appletons Wool and the RSN
This competition is open to anyone, professional or amateur. For more details or to register your interest please fill out this online form.
Design an embroidery/tapestry kit for us to sell using the theme of CELEBRATION and whatever it might mean to you. It could be bunting, a greeting card, a cushion or a picture – or something we haven’t even thought of yet! The only requirement is that you only use Appletons Wool, and with 425 shades including our new neon and brights range, that should leave plenty of scope for imagination.
The winner’s kit will be marketed around the world under their name and the Appletons brand; it will carry the RSN logo and a percentage of each sale will go to the RSN.
Closing date July 31st 2022
To enter please complete the form on this page.
Rules of entry:
1. All entries must be submitted by emailing a photograph of the design stitched and finished.
2. All entries must be designed in Appletons Wool (and contain no other threads, wools or accessories). The background material (eg canvas/linen) is, however, at your discretion.
3. The closing date for high resolution images of the completed designs is July 14th, 2022. All completed designs must have been received by Appletons Wool at firstname.lastname@example.org by that date. At this point a shortlist will be created and the relevant entrants will be invited to submit their entries.
Those entries selected for the shortlist must then be sent to Appletons Wool, 13, Meadow View, Long Crendon Industrial Park, Bucks HP18 9EQ by July 31st 2022. Entrants are responsible for paying the postage fee to send their designs in.
4. While the completed kits are at Appletons, they will be insured against accidental damage or loss. We take no responsibility for damage when in the post.
5. All unsuccessful entries will be returned through Royal Mail
6. The winner will agree to their design being marketed under the Appletons Wool/RSN brand and will, upon receipt of the £500, assign and transfer all rights to the design. The Royal School of Needlecraft will receive a percentage donation for each kit sold.
7. Winners will be announced by August 7th, 2022.
8. Judging will be done by Appletons and their decision is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.
9. Appletons Wool will assume all responsibility for packaging, marketing and worldwide sales.
Our impact on the world – sustainability
All our wool is British from sheep to needle – it comes from the Yorkshire wool markets and is also dyed and spun in Yorkshire. The furthest it travels is from Yorkshire to Buckinghamshire before being shipped to you.
Our packaging is, with the exception of the plastic bags we wrap the hanks in for cleanliness, recyclable and in the case of the outer boxes, almost invariably already on its second or third incarnation. We have disposed of plastic bags for skeins altogether.