‘And the winner is…’: Stitch Your Brain winners announced

As the proud sponsors of the 2016 Stitch Your Brain competition, we’ve loved checking out your bold and beautiful entries. And now, it is with serious needlework envy, that we can reveal that 2 winners have finally been announced…

1st place: Celia Hart

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‘Normally I would neaten off the threads on the reverse but I decided to leave these threads loose although I took care not to get them tangled. It seemed appropriate that inside the brain the threads can mingle and move about. This has re-kindled my interest in embroidery so I will be starting another stitching project soon.’

For her well-earned victory, Celia has won a free copy of Stitched in Scandinavia, as well as £50 to spend on our Bloomsbury.com website.

2nd place: Sue Webster

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‘The design is to try to show the wonders I know I have. I’m always busy creating and problem-solving in my mind, but there are a couple of little dark holes that lurk there – and [I’ve tried] to show the chilly mist of anxiety and melancholy that swirls outside and sometimes sneaks in and leaves me cold on the inside, in my bones…’

The 2nd place spot has also earned Sue a free copy of Stitched in Scandinavia.


To further promote and celebrate the positive effects of crafting on our mental well-being, Stitch Your Brain creator Monika Auch, will be the key-note speaker at the Wellbeing & Slow Textiles event at the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection this Thursday 6th June. To find out more about this free event, check out this page.

Can you testify to the positive power of textiles? Want to know how to get involved and ‘craft your own brain’? Get in touch with us @BloomsburyFashn!