Broderers' Prize 2020

Congratulations to Lucy Tiley who won this year’s Broderers’ Prize at the annual Hand & Lock Embroidery Competition.

Lucy, pictured here with her prize-winning collection, is a recent graduate from the Royal School of Needlework. She describes herself and her work:

"I am a Hand Embroiderer whose practice stems from the exploration of tactile properties in textiles. Currently my work is a combination of bespoke embroidery mixed with more contemporary prosses and materials. From a young age It was clear I had an interest in all things creative, which only grew when I went to high school and started to flourish in the Textile department; I always leant more towards the art of embroidery. Naturally, I wound up studying hand embroidery at University at the Royal School of Needlework. Throughout my time at the RSN I became more and more interested in applying embroidery into an interior setting which is what ultimately inspired my final collection, working within interiors is something I plan to develop more now I have graduated."

Lucy also came 3rd overall in the Student Textile Art Category. More details can found at:

The Worshipful Company of Broderers Associate Award - Hand & Lock (

and: Lucy Tiley - Hand & Lock (

Lucy is now job-hunting in the creative industry, so if there are any Broderers out there with the appropriate links, please let us know!