National Open Textile Exhibition, Call for Entries

Funky Aardvark, Chester

National Open Textile Exhibition

Entry for this year’s annual National Open Textile Exhibition is now live and submissions are open until midnight on the 25th March. All work must contain an element of textiles – any stitch, fabric, weave, yarn or fibre and both fine art and functional items are equally welcome. The only restriction is that the piece must have been produced during the last 12 months.

The exhibition will be held at Funky Aardvark in the centre of Chester.

1st prize: a professional development package from the Embroiderers’ Guild worth over £1500 and a gallery space at the 2018 ICHF Fashion & Embroidery show.

2nd prize: £250 cash from Funky Aardvark/Chester Art Textile Society, a creative business mentorship with Black Mango and a Madeira Thread mini treasure chest.

PLUS: for entrants using yarn in particular and/or using knit or crochet – the Special Rowan Award!

Full terms and conditions can be found at

DEADLINE: 25 March 2017