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KKTC Textile Competition

To celebrate 13 years of the Moray Textile Project, t/a The Keith Kilt and Textile Centre, we are delighted to announce a Textile Competition sponsored by ‘Keith Kilt and Textile Centre’, ‘The House of Edgar’, ‘Lochcarron of Scotland’, ‘Johnstons of Elgin’, ‘Eden Watermill’, ‘Wm and A.M Robb Ltd of Glasgow’, ‘The Sewing Centre, Fochabers’ and two local magazines.

We are challenging you to make a Textile Accessory or Textile Item from material woven in Scotland. The item must reflect the Spirit of Scotland.  This can be in the form of jewellery, a handbag, a headpiece or a textile household item, say, a cushion or a covered stool etc.  The item can be enhanced with beads, embroidery or any other surface embellishment.  The theme can be defined and interpreted in any number of ways – we want you to be as creative as possible!  This can be modern or traditional celebrating both collectively or individually.

You may enter both categories (Textile Accessory or Textile Item) but only one item per category. There are no restrictions on technique or surface embellishment but the main part of the item must be formed of material woven in Scotland.  The judges will base their decisions on the following criteria;

  • Quality of Workmanship
  • Originality of design
  • Theme Interpretation
  • Suitability to the category entered

All entries, from both categories, will be considered for the overall prize winner. Two Runners up will be chosen - one from each category.  The winners will receive the following prizes which have been generously donated by some of our trusted suppliers and includes a KKTC Voucher.

Overall Winner:-

2 metres of Cashmere fabric from Johnston’s of Elgin Cashmere Centre + a £50.00 voucher from Wm and A.M Robb Ltd of Glasgow + one free advert in a local magazine

Category Winners:-

Textile Accessories Category

1st Prize - Kilt Length of Tartan from the House of Edgar + one free advert in a local magazine


2nd Prize - KKTC £100.00 voucher for any of their courses,


3rd Prize - A kilted handbag worth £85.00 from Needlenose at Eden Watermill, Banff

Household Textile Category

1st Prize – A length of Tweed material from Lochcarron of Scotland,


2nd Prize - £100.00 Voucher from The Sewing Machine Shop (Fochabers) - towards any of the goods from the shop.


3rd Prize – A Designer Clutch Bag made in tartan or tweed of your choice – worth £85.00



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Competition Terms and Conditions

The main material used (no more than 1 metre in length) must be from a Scotland based weaver – you should include a receipt as proof of purchase. There are no restrictions on materials or techniques in the embellishment of the item but the item must reflect the category in which it is entered. The item must also identify what skills and techniques have been used in its making.


An overall winner and six category runners up will be chosen by our panel of experts.


The Judges will base their decision on the following:-

  • Quality of workmanship.
  • Originality of design (must have proof of your own design and not been entered into any previous competition).
  • Theme interpretation.
  • Suitability for the category entered.

The Overall Winner will be selected from the winning entries from both categories


Two runners up will also be chosen from both categories.


The winners will receive the following prizes which have been generously donated by our trusted suppliers.


Overall winner:-


Two metres of Cashmere fabric from Johnston’s of Elgin Cashmere Centre, a £50.00 voucher for haberdashery goods from Wm and A.M Robb Ltd, Glasgow and a free advert in a local magazine.


Winner in the Textile Accessories Category:-


Kilt length tartan material from House of Edgar, Perth (Macnaughton Group Ltd) plus a free advert in a local magazine.


First runner up:-


£100.00 voucher from Keith Kilt and Textile Centre towards any of their courses.


Second runner up:-


A Kilted-Tartan Handbag from Eden Watermill. Banff


Winner in the Textile Household Category:-


Length of Tweed from Lochcarron of Scotland plus a free advert in a local magazine.


First runner up:-


£100.00 voucher for The Sewing Machine Shop, Fochabers.


Second runner up:-


A Designer Clutch bag worth £85.00 made from Tartan or Tweed by River Isla Design.


How to enter the KKTC Textile Competition – UK residents only.

Competition Entry Deadline -                        1st May – Midnight 31st August 2018


Winners will be notified by email no later than 30th September 2018. 


1) Create your entry - You may submit one entry for each category. (As we are a social enterprise with charitable status there will be an entry fee of £5.00 per entry) Please make sure you read our terms and conditions.


2) Photograph your work.


Once you have completed your entry, photograph your work. This is an image-based competition so you do not need to send in your entry unless we request it. Should we require sight of your entry then it may be posted to us by recorded delivery or handed in to our shop in Keith. The Judges will make their decision based on the images that you submit so make sure your images show your creation to its best advantage. Your entry may include up to three images with each submission. Each image must be clear, in focus and should be at least1000 x 1000 pixels or better. They can be sent to us by e-mail, by post or handed in at our shop in Keith at 147 Mid Street, Keith, Banffshire AB55 5BJ. 


3) When you are happy with the images of your entry please submit these together with your name, address, contact details and entry fee. You should also state the ‘category’ in which your entry is submitted. Please be aware that once you have submitted your images we cannot accept further images or alterations. If you wish to enter both categories then you must submit one set of images + fee per category. (Only one entry per person per category will be accepted.) Complete all the required information and send it with your images along with the necessary detail and payment. Payment can be taken by card over the phone or at our shop in Keith. All entries must be submitted before the deadline of midnight on 31st August 2018 or they will not be considered for entry.


4) The judges decisions will be final and no prizes can be exchanged for cash alternative. Winning entries of the competition will be on display in the windows of Keith Kilt and Textile Centre until end of October.

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