Prize Giving at the Royal School of Needlework

The Broderers have been an active supporter of the Royal School since 1899; we are their longest supporter!

This has not changed in recent times and Saturday 1 June, saw the prize giving ceremony for students who have completed their third and final year of their degree.

Congratulations Rosie!!

This year Rosie Sykes won the Broderers award, presented by Harry Williamson, Broderer and Trustee of the Broderer’s Charitable Trust.

Rosie’s approach to embroidery is ‘drawing with thread’, rooted in her considerable drawing and illustration talents. Creating a story and character for each project, Rosie used a vintage coat to create a story called Camera Obscura of a woman whose degraded mental capacity is depicted through hand embroidered images of vintage cameras.

Rosie with her very proud Mum

Detail of sleeve on Camera Obscura

The prize giving was also an opportunity to say a final farewell to Dr Susan Kay-Willams, who is shortly to retire as Chief Executive of the Royal School. The Broderers wish her well in her next venture.

Harry and Susan paused to look at Rosie’s second piece in the Degree Show.