Silvery Threads Winner: Rita Parniczky

X-RayVaults 2014As previously reported on The Weave Shed, The Costume and Textile Association for Norfolk Museums (C&TA) was  celebrating its 25th Anniversary in October 2014 by holding an open, juried textiles competition and exhibition on the theme of  “Silvery Threads”. The exhibition was held in The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, was from 2nd to 13th October 2014.
The idea of the Silvery Threads Competition developed from looking through the early journals of the C&TA, when there was often an annual competition.

Rita Parniczky was announced the overall  winner of  the Geoffrey Squire Memorial Competition and also won the wall hung pieces 1st place award. Out of 136 entries from all over the world, 65 were selected by an independent panel for this Competition Exhibition. Entries were judged without the knowledge of the names or where the entries came from. The selection includes entries from Norfolk, Suffolk and other parts of Great Britain as well as New Zealand and the United States of America.

X-Ray Vaults @NorwichCathedralThe prize awards were possible thanks to a legacy from the estate of Geoffrey Squire to the C&TA. Winners were selected from each category – wall-hung pieces, three-dimensional items, and garments and accessories the day before the award ceremony. The results were announced on the 4th October.

Text & images: Rita Parniczky

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