Congratulations to Natalie Whillans who has been selected as a 2023 finalist:

Print title Tweed Hug

Natalie says "There’s nothing quite like wool to convey the warmth of a hug”. This is a needle-felted drawing on a bit of old blanket which Natalie feels adds to the comfort of the work.

Visual Description – A piece of tartan blanket from the top to bottom of the image. On the blanket, strands of wool have been picked out to make two people in an embrace, their foreheads touching each other with their arms around the other's necks.