'Put On Love' is Charis' first-hand embroidered portrait created initially for the Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery in 2017.

The self-portrait, aims to reflect the innocence of childhood and the unconditional love and support shown to children by their parents.

Since winning third place in the Hand & Lock Open category, this piece has gone on to be shortlisted for the National Needlecraft Awards for 'Technical Excellence in Hand Embroidery, and 'Best use of Colour'.

Blackwork, self portrait. Artwork for the National Needlecraft Awards.

'Put on Love' by © Charis Esther 2017
'Put on Love' by © Charis Esther 2017

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