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Competition Winners

Louise and Jean 2020 and 2021

Due to Pandemic restrictions preventing us meeting in 2020 the two years were judged together.
Jean was awarded the 2020 goblet and Louise 2021

Louise's piece is called August, designed by
Carol Andrews from A Bedfordshire Lace Collection
by Barbara Underwood

Jean's Frogs and Bulrushes lace surrounds a very special little lady in her life

Jan Honess 2019

Won the Lace Challenge with her
amazing Snake, a pattern she found
in a Lace Express magazine

Jill Smith 2018

Won this year's challenge
entitled Anniversary with this
framed version of Granny's Quilt

Jean Tatham 2017

Happily I won the Bookmark Challenge this year.
It's Torchon Lace designed by Susan Roberts from a piece of lace in the collection at The Hollies.
I saw the pricking in a "Lace" publication. It's worked with 44 pairs of Egyptian cotton 80.
I really enjoyed working it as there were several techniques I had not tried before and I'm always keen to work something new.

Gillian Duncan

To mark the group's 25th anniversary the committee set us the challenge to make a hat.
So graph paper to hand I designed a ring of lace. Once I had worked the pattern, which took about four month, and taken it off the pillow I was not happy with the size, so had to rethink my design.
I stiffened the lace with a diluted solution of PVA glue, and was then able to manipulate it.

I bought a hairband which I covered with silk ribbon the same colour as the lace thread, then stitched the lace to it, I then made a lace frill to trim the back of the hat. I used a polystyrene wig stand to help me get the shaping just right.
Finally I worked a lace flower and leaves in a contrasting colours, attaching these to the front of the finished hat.
I am now looking forward to a wedding to wear it to.

Jean Tatham

Won the 2016 group Lace Challenge with her Idrija Horse.
She used Venne 40/2 multicolour for the body and
DMC Special Dentelles 80 for the mane and tail.
She was given pattern by her tutor Tricia Bury, whilst on a course in Dillington.
Because she wanted to use the variegated thread the pattern had to be reduced.

Doreen Creed
was presented with this trophy,
picured with her winning entry, for the 2009
Lace Challenge which was to make a coaster

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