Embroidery competition

LOOPHOLES is an independent embroidery art competition.

This competition aims to celebrate the UK’s emerging embroidery artists & creators.



                   Embroidery creative Sarangua hosted two group exhibitions at Craft Central to empower raw talent and different community perspectives.


Loopholes is a group exhibition of hand and machine embroidery works by artists and designers in the UK on the theme of ‘resilience’.


The theme of Loopholes, ‘resilience’ is deeply connected to the challenges artists and designers have faced over the pandemic, and how art, specifically embroidery, can express, aid, empower and inspire ‘resilience’. Each piece featured in the exhibition is an honest, raw and personal response, and consequently there is a wide range of many different techniques, materials and styles. “Let’s be real, it’s been a tough year. Whether bouncing back from losses, or finding the strength to change your pathway in life, ‘resilience’ is something many of us are going through right now. The exhibition is an exciting opportunity for embroidery creatives to share their stories of resilience through colour and texture,” says Sarangua.

Through the exhibition, Sarangua seeks to celebrate the UK’s emerging embroidery artists and creators. As an artist and designer with rich first hand experience in the embroidery and art industries, she knows how important it is for embroidery artists to use the platforms available and share skills to support and grow the future talent of embroidery.


Alongside this, a group exhibition of multimedia artworks by UK and international Mongolian creative talent is on display. As an East Asian British artist, Sarangua prides herself in being a voice for Mongolian creatives based in the UK and Mongolia, with a broader vision to continue to curate exhibitions for the community to an international audience. These exhibitions will celebrate Mongolian culture and heritage, while providing a space for talented Mongolian creatives to showcase their work.

The supporting exhibition features works of poetry, graphic art illustration, and photography by Mongolia based artists, as well as art by UK and Europe based Mongolian children in collaboration with The Mongolian Community Organisation.

Read about the 3 top winners here

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Embroidery Artists:

Zoe Oswin

Sarah Trowsdale

Rosie Sweeney

Seren Howells

Katie Sheppard

Charlotte Southall

Jessica Heywood


Ckay Espinosa

Alice O'Mahoney

Spike Dennis

Ophelia Dos Santos

Courtney O’Donnell

Jessie Starmer

Antonia - Toni Textures

Supporting artists:

Freeweaver studio

Ben Sheppee

Sponsored by:

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International Mongolian Creatives:

Nomin Erdene Buyankhishig,

Bat-Erdene Bolor-Orgil,

Enkhbold Delgermurun

Mongolian Children's Art:

Children's art by The Mongolian Community Organisation

Dates exhibited: 12 – 18 August 2021

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