Do you remember me posting about Crafts of Texture: Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery?
Well I recently got an email from the Hand & Lock Company and they tell me that next year's competition (2009) will be open to everyone! Yay, for that... I might just give that a go!
Here's their website... http://www.handembroidery.com/
& here is the 2008 current 2nd stage competitors... http://www.hand-embroidery.co.uk/news/prize-2008-who-are-the-second-stage-entrants/#comment-258