The winner, Brita Been of Norway, was announced during the opening party on 15 March. Her tapestry celebrated the folk art embroidery of Telemark, where she  lives. 

The Cordis Prize for Tapestry was initiated by Miranda Harvey and her husband, the crime writer Ian Rankin.

They wanted to celebrate tapestry by offering an £8000 prize, the world’s largest, with an exhibition for shortlisted entries, to celebrate and stimulate the medium. This year was the fourth time it was offered and the first in a beautiful and light-filled venue, Inverleith House in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh.

This must see exhibition runs until 27 May and is open from 10.30 to 5pm.

A few more images to tempt you to visit. Full colour catalogue available

Anne Stabell

Anna Ray

Birgitta Hallberg

Philip Sanderson