Vaughan Nash Trophy winners claim their prize

The Vaughan Nash Trophy winners took to the stage to collect their award at the National Conference & Exhibition this weekend...

Members of groups and Institutes across Scotland competed for the Vaughan Nash trophy and the beautiful results were created to exhibit at the SWI National Conference & Exhibition in Perth.

Each team was asked to make an embroidered item, a knitted or crocheted item, a sewn item and any two other craft items. A staggering 53 Institutes took part, so it was a difficult job for the judges to choose the winner!

Winner of the 1st Silver Medallions is Hawksland Institute, Lanarkshire.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Struthers, Isabella McCall, May Foster, and Helen Clark and Gwen Campbell who were unable to be there on the day.
  • Cross stitch picture by Helen Clark
  • Knitted reindeer by Elizabeth Struthers
  • Sewn bag by Isabella McColl
  • Card by May Foster
  • Hardanger angels by Gwen Campbell
Winner of the 2nd Bronze Medallions is Craigie Institute, Ayrshire.
Congratulations to Agnes Henderson, Jessie Neill, Matty Park, Ann McGuchan, Nan Brown and Jean Anderson.

  • Embroidered mantlepiece runner by Agnes Henderson
  • Knitted doorstop by Jessie Neil
  • Pyjamas by Mattie Park
  • Teddy bear by Anne McGuchan
  • Christmas Stockings by Jean Anderson
  • Cross-stitch, Patchwork by Nan Brown
The ladies were presented their award by Past Handcrafts & Homeskills Convenor Liz Hay.
And well done to the following institutes which impressed the judges...
3rd Blairingone Institute, Perth & Kinross
  • Cross-stitch picture by Irene Sloan
  • Child’s jumper by Mary Ramsay
  • Table centre by Sheena Gilbert
  • Stained glass item by Mary Mitchell
  • Crochet item by Moira Cousar
4th Fintry Turriff Institute, Aberdeenshire
  • Christmas stocking by Elspeth Dalgarno
  • Christmas toy by Aileen Auchnie
  • Patchwork cracker gift box by Sheila Steele
  • Beaded Christmas tree decoration by Fiona Morrison
  • Papercraft Christmas card by Mary Souter
5th Equal Cleish Institute, Perth & Kinross
  • Hardanger stocking by Margot Moran
  • Knitted figure by Dorothy Morris
  • Table runner by Effie Wallace
  • No-sew patchwork baubles by Effie Wallace
  • Jewellery set by Gillian Skene
5th Equal Mennock Institute, Dumfriesshire
  • Stumpwork Christmas card by Betty Burns
  • Knitted carol singer by Sharon Readman
  • Patchwork/applique wall hanging by Elizabeth Williamson
  • Beadwork bauble by Sharon Readman
  • Hardanger mat by May McCormick
5th Equal Whitebridge Institute, Peeblesshire
  • Trio of pictures by Gillian McGregor
  • Knitted Santa by Beatrice Denholm
  • Wall hanging by Cath Beaumont
  • Crocheted wreath by Elma Wallace
  • Fabric box by Rosemary Napier
6th Wilton Dean Institute, Roxburghshire
  • Embroidered card by Susan Ross
  • Knitted Mr & Mrs Claus by June Robertson
  • Quilted Christmas Tree by Margaret Thorburn
  • Painting of a Poinsettia by Susan Ross
  • Felted/sewn ‘Going out to get a Christmas tree’ by Marjory Stokes
Well done everyone!