What was the Challenge?

The challenge was to produce a piece of work based on one of the following:

  • Inspired by Nature
  • Inspired by Words
  • Inspired by People
  • Inspired by Places or Architecture
  • Inspired by Art

Any textile technique could be used e.g. Patchwork, Quilting, Hand or Machine Embroidery, Felting etc.

A £5 admission fee was charged. For this entrants were given a choice of one of the following (fabrics and supplies donated by Reticule):

  • A fat quarter of fabric from a selection of the Fabric Freedom Prefect Palette range
  • A bag of merino wool tops
  • A selection of embroidery threads

At least 50% of what was chosen had to be used in the final piece of work. Any other threads, fabric, beads etc. could be added.

We have raised £6000 over the two challenges in aid of Cancer Care and Great North Air Ambulance!

Here’s a small sample of the wonderful work entered:

There are more photos on the Reticule Challenge Facebook page

Click here to see the letters we received from the charities we’ve supported:

cancer_care  Cancer Care

great_north_air_ambulance Great North Air Ambulance

north_west_air_ambulance North West Air Ambulance