3rd INTERNATIONAL SILK NEEDLE DESIGN COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL

 

Bursa Merinos Textile Industry Museum, which was opened in 2011, has hosted various and many exhibitions in the fields of "Textile Arts", "Textile Design", "Textile Fashion" and "Textile Handicrafts" since 2013. Within the activities of 2023, our museum is getting ready to appear before you again with the INTERNATIONAL SILK NEEDLE DESIGN CONTEST AND FESTIVAL.

Embroidery is one of the most important examples of our traditional culture and handicrafts. Lace; it was born from the combination of the art of flower and knitting, was made to adorn and adorn, and was also used as a means of communication with the messages they carry; It is a type of lace whose technique is knitting. Embroidery is a handicraft unique to our country and is also known as Turkish Lace throughout the world. Europe, on the other hand, met needle lace in the 16th century. When its origins were investigated, some knitting names were mentioned in Aegean tales, and in the samples found in the Memphis excavations in 1905, the technique of knitting from fishing nets was found in the BC. It is estimated to date back to 2000 years ago. Knitting with needles spread from Anatolia to the Balkans and then to Europe via Italy in the 12th century. Unfortunately, the values ​​that make up the needle lace are gradually disappearing. In order for our national culture to gain contemporary dimensions without losing its unique qualities, it is extremely important that needle lace, which is one of the women's handicrafts, takes its place in our daily life, that this heritage from the past is passed on to future generations and that it is not lost over time.

 

We organize the International Silk Needle Lace Design Competition and Festival in order to support the recognition and protection of this cultural heritage of Turkey, to ensure that it develops and expands, to discover new talents that will produce works in this field and to encourage them to produce original works by benefiting from tradition. We would like to thank all the participants and our selection committees who will present their efforts for the recognition and protection of this cultural heritage by participating in the International Silk Needle Lace Design Competition and Festival in advance.

In order to carry this beautiful wealth, which has come from the past to the present, into the future…

 

MERINOS TEXTILE INDUSTRY MUSEUM 3rd INTERNATIONAL SILK NEEDLE LACE DESIGN CONTEST AND FESTIVAL RELATED DATES:

Pre-Application: October 15, 2022 - March 31, 2023

The Work Submission: October 20, 2022 – April 14, 2023

Jury Evaluation: 27-28 April 2023

International Silk Needle Lace Festival: 4-5-6-7 May 2023

Competition Results Announcement: 28 April 2023

Award Ceremony: May 4, 2023

 

COMPETITION AWARDS

First Prize: 15,000 TL

Second Prize: 10.000 TL

Third Prize: 5,000 TL

 

Click here for the conditions of the competition.

Click for the application form.