Previous competitions, winners and Champions are listed here. Details of our current and future competitions are listed on the main Competitions page.

AS LVII (2022-2023)

  Event Competition Winners
Fionn- Elizabethan coif Autumn Crown
19-20 March 2022
Headwear Mistress Fionn O’Mara –  Elizabethan coif
  Autumn Coronation
7-8 May 2022
Plaited and Braided stitches  
  Spring Crown
Sept 2022
From the Garden – design inspiration  
  Summer Coronation
Nov 2022
The Silk Road – embroideries from any related cultures  

AS LVI (2021-2022)

  Event Competition Winners
Embroidered purse Autumn Crown
13-14 March 2021
Purses and pouches Baroness Miriam bat Shimeon – 12thc Seljuk LOG pouch
Wool hood with embroidery Autumn Coronation
1-2 May 2021
Woolwork (any style) Baroness Miriam bat Shimeon – Anglo-Saxon hood
Linen tunic with embroidery Spring Crown
11-12 Sept 2021
Birds and bees – any technique Baroness Miriam bat Shimeon – Mamluk tunic
Canvaswork embroidery of griffin Summer Coronation
13-14 Nov 2021
Canvaswork Mistress Murghein ni Grainne – Slip for cushion

AS LV (2020 – 2021)

Champion: To be announced

  Event Competition Winners
Embroidered pot cover Autumn Crown – 22-24 May 2020 Household item (any technique) Master John of the Hills – Embroidered Pot cover
Blackwork shirt Midwinter – 10-12 July 2020 Blackwork (any type, can document alternate colour) Mistress Aliena de Savigny – Blackwork shirt
Hood with cat embroidery Spring Crown – 14-15 Nov 2020 Cats great and small (any technique) Lady Frances Affrica Ray – Cat hood
  12th Night – Jan 2021 Whitework (including drawn thread) No entries

AS XLXIII (2019 – 2020)

Champion: To be announced

  Event Competition Winners
Intarsia coverlet
Perugian towel
May Crown 2019 Birth, death & marriage Tie: Mistress Marienna Jensdatter – intarsia coverlet
& Mistress Ceara Shionnach – faux Perugian towel
Smocked half-apron Midwinter 2019 Smocking Mistress Rowan Perigrynne – German apron
November Crown 2019 Fruit No entries
Twelfth Night 2020 Embroidered Book cover No entries

AS XLXII (2018 – 2019)

Champion: Mistress Rowan Perigrynne

  Event Competition Winner
Viking hood May Crown 2018 Decorative Seam Finishes Lady Elisabet Volckamer – Skjoldenhamm hood
Long-armed cross stitch Steuchlein Midwinter 2018 Long-armed cross stitch Winner: Mistress Rowan Perigrynne – Steuchlein
Place: Lady Mathilda de Villiers – Mamluk needlecase
Embroidered pouch November Crown 2018 Hunting Winner: Mistress Aveline Goupil – 14th c French alms purse
Place: Lady Elisabet Volckamer – Viking inspired pouch
Twelfth Night 2019 Embroidered Book cover No entries

AS XLXI (2017 – 2018)

Champion: Miriam bat Shimeon

  Event Competition Winner
Fionn - Elizabethan blackwork coif May Crown 2017 Flowers Baroness Fionnabhair ingean ui Mheadhra – blackwork coif
Mamluk lion Midwinter 2017 Metalwork Baroness Miriam bat Shimeon – gold and silk lion
Norse workbasket November Crown 2017 Period Sewing Kit Mistress Alienya de Sauvigny – Viking era workbasket
Mamluk sampler Twelfth Night 2018 Working sampler Baroness Miriam bat Shimeon – Mamluk sampler

AS XLX (2016 – 2017)

Champion: Miriam bat Shimeon

  Event Competition Winner
Bayeux work bunny May Crown 2016 Bayeux work Winner: Lady Miriam bat Shimeon
Place: Lord Edgard Kala
Estonian headdress Midwinter 2016 Beadwork Winner: Baroness Ceara Shionnach – Estonian headdress
Place: Mistress Kiriel du Papillion
  November Crown 2016 Heraldic Lord Edgard Kala – embroidered favour
Splitstitch tunic Twelfth Night 2017 Splitstitch Winner: Lady Miriam bat Shimeon – Splitstitch tunic
Place: Serena

AS XLX (2015 – 2016)

Champion: Mistress Keridwen the Mouse

  Event Competition Winner
Voided dragon May Crown 2015 Voided work Mistress Keridwen the Mouse – Voided dragon
Pattern darned sampler Midwinter 2015 Pattern darning Mistress Keridwen the Mouse – Pattern darned sampler
Applique with mouse November Crown 2015 Applique Mistress Keridwen the Mouse – Applique pouch
Drawn thread towel Twelfth Night 2016 Drawn thread Mistress Keridwen the Mouse – Drawn thread towel

AS XLIX (2014 – 2015)

Champion: Lady Caera O’Shionnach

  Event Competition Winner
Blackwork collar May Crown 2014 Recently Completed Baroness Ceara Shionnach – blackwork collar
Midwinter 2014 Couched and laid work Mistress Keridwen the Mouse
Blackwork coif November Crown 2014 Blackwork (any style) Winner: Mistress Hunydd verch Maddyn Duy – blackwork coif
Places: Mistress Aliena de Savigny, Mistress Keridwen the Mouse
Goldwork pouch Twelfth Night 2015 Birds (any technique) Winner: Baroness Ceara Shionnach – goldwork ‘lute shaped’ pouch
Place: Mistress Keridwen the Mouse – Mamluk towel

AS XLVIII (2013 – 2014)

Although competitions were set for the year (Goldwork, Plain sewing, German pictorial woolwork and Assisi work), no competitions were held.
There was no champion this year.

AS XLVII (2012 – 2013)

Champion: Rowan Perigrynne

  Event Competition Winner
May Crown 2012 No competition No entries
Midwinter 2012 Design: Laurel Cloak Mistress Rowan Perigrynne –
cloak based on the Star Mantle of Heinrich II
November Crown 2012 Applique No entries
Smocked apron Twelfth Night 2013 Embroidered Aprons Mistress Rowan Perigrynne – smocked German apron

AS XLVI (2011 – 2012)

Champion: Mistress Hunydd verch Madyn Duy

  Event Competition Winner
Long-armed cross stitch towel May Crown 2011 Household items – towels, aprons, pillows… Mistress Hunydd verch Madyn Duy –
long-armed cross-stitch towel
Midwinter 2011 UnFinished Objects No entries
November Crown 2011 Pearled and beaded No entries
Twelfth Night 2012 Or Nue No entries

AS XLV (2010 – 2011)

  Event Competition Winner
Goldwork pouch May Crown 2010 LoG pouches – Original or WCoB designs Baroness Ceara Sionnach – applied goldwork pouch
Midwinter 2010 Decorated underwear –
shirts, ruffs, hose, drawers…
No entries
  November Crown 2010 Couched and Laid work Lady Leoba of Lecelade – Ottoman work
Whitework handkerchief Twelfth Night 2011 Whitework Lady Catalina de Gata – Lefkara handkerchie

AS XLIV (2009 – 2010)

  Event Competition Winner
May Crown Unfinished objects No entries
Blackwork hood Midwinter 2009 Headwear Lady Fionnabhair ingean ui Mheadhra –
Elizabethan blackwork hood
November Crown 2009 Canvas work No entries
Elizabethan mitten Twelfth Night 2010 3 dimensional embroidery Lady Alliette Delacourt – Elizabethan mitten

AS XLIII (2008 – 2009)

  Event Competition Winner
May Crown 2008 Elizabethan polychrome Mistress Rowan Perigrynne – Elizabethan glove
Midwinter 2008 Extremities – embroidery on hands and feet No entries
  November Crown 2008 Applique or intarsia  
  Twelfth Night 2009 Pictorial theme – Hunting  

AS XLII (2007 – 2008)

  Event Competition Winner
Goldwork dragon May Crown 2007 Heraldic Embroidery Lady Contarina la Bianca – goldwork
Anglo-saxon collar Midwinter 2007 Wool (on or with) Lady Jane Stockton – Anglo Saxon tunic
November Crown 2007 Slips (including LoG design) No entries
Twelfth Night 2008 Book accessories Lady Leoba of Lecelade – Elizabethan book cover

AS XLI (2006 – 2007)

Champion: Lady Constance de Coligny

  Event Competition Winner
Handsewn tunic May Crown 2006 Seams and handsewing Mistress Marienna Jensdattir
Klosterstitch panel Midwinter 2006 Klosterstitch (Convent stitch) Lady Constance de Coligny
November Crown 2006 Research paper Mistress Marit the Wanderer
Twelfth Night 2007 Beading Mistress Rowan Perigrynne – pearled German renaissance dress
Mistress Hunydd ferch Madyn Duy – pearled German cuff and coif

AS XL (2005 – 2006)

Champion: Lady Hunydd verch Madyn Duy

  Event Competition Winner
Elizabethan sweetbag May Crown 2005 Something new UnFinished Objects Winner: Lady Hunydd verch Madyn Duy – Elizabethan Sweetbag
Place: Lady Teffania Tuckerton – Laid gold Cingular
Brickstitch cushion Midwinter 2005 German counted work Lady Hunydd verch Madyn Duy – Brickstich cushion
Applique surcoat November Crown 2005 Embroidery for abuse Lady Contarina la Bianca – Heraldic surcoat
Bayeux work bunny Twelfth Night 2006 ‘Broidered bunnies (based on period sources) Lady Zanobia Adimari

AS XXXIX (2004 – 2005)

Although competitions were set for the year (Something New, Embroidery on Outer Garment, Interpretation of a Specific pattern* and Assisi work), no competitions were held and there was no champion this year.

AS XXXVIII (2003 – 2004)

Champion: Lady Jane Stockton

  Event Competition Winner
May Crown 2003 Something new Winner: Lady Jane Stockton – Brickwork sweetbag
Places: Gwir Verch Madog – blackwork coif,
Contarina La Bianca – padded goldwork
Midwinter 2003 LoG Pouch
(original design or Rowan’s designs)
Winner: Lady Contarina la Bianca – Applique pouch
Place: Veronique of the Valley – Viking style pouch
November Crown 2003 Voided work Winner: Lady Jane Stockton – Small Assisi Towel
Place: Sabine d’Ricold da Forli – Band for a Tranzado
Twelfth Night 2004 Scandinavian embroidery – any style Lady Jane Stockton – Icelandic Cushion

AS XXXVII (2002 – 2003)

Champion: Mistress Selivia de l’Estoile

  Event Competition Winner
First Crown – Rowany Festival 2002 Something new Lady Mariana Jensdattir – Or nue panel
Midwinter 2002 Islamic/Middle Eastern embroidery Mistress Rowan Perigrynne – Mamluk girdle
  November Crown 2002 The human figure Mistress Selivia de l’Estoile – split stitch Fulda fragment
Twelfth Night 2003 German Whitework(opus teutonicum) No entries

AS XXXVI (2001 – 2002)

Champion: Mistress Rowan Perigrynne

  Event Competition Winner
  May Coronet 2001 Something new Lady Leonie de Grey – Filet lace
Midwinter 2001 Underwear No entries
November Coronet 2001 Headwear Mistress Keridwen the Mouse – beaded German coif
Twelfth Night 2002 Metal thread work Mistress Rowan Perigrynne – Elizabethan bookcover

AS XXXV (2000-2001)

Champion: Mistress Alarice Beatrice von Thal

  Event Competition Winner
May Coronet 2000 Research Article No entries
  Midwinter 2000 Elizabethan embroidery Mistress Alarice Beatrix von Thal – Blackwork nightcap
  November Coronet 2000 Table linen and towels Mistress Alarice Beatrix von Thal – Assisi work handtowel
Twelfth Night 2001 Pre-1000 CE embroidery No entries

AS XXXIV (1999 – 2000)

Champion: Mistress Alarice Beatrice von Thal

  Event Competition Winner
Brickstitch pouch May Coronet 1999 Pouches Mistress Alarice Beatrix von Thal – German brickstich pouch
Couched doublet Midwinter 1999 Couching Lord Bartolomeo Aggazzi – Elizabethan doublet
  November Coronet 1999 Embroidery from a given design Mistress Alarice Beatrix von Thal – Cross stitch pillow
Reticello lace
Burrato lace griffins
Twelfth Night 2000 Needlelace Winner: Mistress Keridwen the Mouse – Reticello handtowel
Place: Mistress Keridwen the Mouse – Burrato griffons

AS XXXIII (1998 – 1999)

Champion not selected this first year, with only two competitions

  Event Competition Winner
Blackwork shirt Spring Coronet 1998 Decorated shirt or chemise Mistress Keredwin the Mouse – Blackwork shirt
  Twelfth Night 1999 Beadwork on material Lady Contarina la Bianca – Byzantine tunic
Lady Aeron Lassair – German Renaissance dress