Jean Leader

Lacemaker and Textile Enthusiast

The Competition

THE competition, open to all, is to answer six questions, each relating to the picture in the Advent Calendar for the day indicated (so you will have to wait until December 23rd to send in your entry). Each picture is from a national stand at one of the past congresses of OIDFA — The International Lace Organization. The competition is to guess the nationality of the lacemakers for each picture. The style of lace does not necessarily reflect the country (although other aspects of it may) so some of the identifications may be a little difficult. For this reason we haven’t added any distracting countries this year — six clues, six different countries.

3rd Dec
7th Dec
9th Dec
15th Dec
17th Dec
23rd Dec

The button we once had for submitting answers from list selections has fallen off the page, so now you will have to copy them into an e-mail:

  • You may find it easiest to first select your answers from the drop-down lists so you can see them while you email.
  • When you are ready, click on the ‘Submit Answers’ button, below. This will open your emailer if you have it on your computer. (If not, email:
  • Enter your answers in the email in the form: 3rd Dec: Britain, 7th Dec: Canada etc.
  • Include your name — we’ll be able to work out your email address to notify you if you win.

There will be a prize of a Christmas bobbin for the first correct entry drawn after the closing date, 31st December, 2019. The answers and the name of the winner will be posted in the New Year.

Entrants’ e-mail addresses will not be given to any third party, nor will they be retained by us or used in any other way than to notify the winner. Entrants will receive no unsolicited e-mail.