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The 2019 Lace Guild
Triennial Competition and Exhibition

The 2019 competition was divided into 23 classes in 2 sections. Section A was for the traditional laces, and entries for this section did not need to have a link to the theme of 'Discovery'. Section B entries did need to have a link.

There were 15 entries in Section A, and 70 in Section B; 85 in all.

Section A - Traditional Laces in a Traditional Style

"Lace in this section does not need to be linked to the theme Discovery.  Work should reflect the traditional laces and encourage a high standard in technique.  It is recommended that you use only the traditional techniques associated with your named lace and that you work in one colour or closely related colours (unless that lace is traditionally worked in many colours).  Patterns used can be old or new, published or unpublished or original.  The source of the pattern must be stated."

1. Torchon (1 entry)

2. Named British or Continental Point Ground Laces (5 entries)

3. Bedfordshire and related laces e.g. Maltese and Cluny (2 entries)

4. Honiton (1 entry)

5. Any other named bobbin lace (2 entries)

6. Needlelaces inc. Tenerife, Romanian and Branscombe (1 entry)

7. Decorated Net inc. Carrickmacross, Limerick, needle run, tambour (1 entry)

8. Knotted Laces inc. Tatting, Filet and Armenian (No entries)

9. Looped Laces inc. knitting and crochet (No entries)

10. A traditional style piece of lace made by a group (1 entry)

11. Traditional style laces using mixed techniques from more than one traditional style of lace (1 entry)

Section B - Discovery

"Lace to the theme, with any combination of techniques and materials.  To be judged on design, technique, presentation and suitability for the end use.  Entrants for this section must describe (in a maximum of 20 words) how their work fits the Discovery theme."

12. Lace to Wear: a garment or accessory made from or incorporating lace (7 entries)

13. Lace to Live With: lace and lace embellished item for your home and surroundings (No entries)

14. A Piece for Display on a Wall, such as a hanging, canvas block or framed picture. Not to exceed 50cm x 50cm (25 entries)

15. 3 Dimensional Item: not to exceed 30 cm in any direction (height, width, depth) (7 entries)

16. A Miniature Lace Item: not to exceed 10 cm in any direction (height, width, depth) (1 entry)

17. Imposed Class:  Lace to be worked from a selection of threads and other materials available from The Hollies (4 entries)

18. Young Lacemaker, Individual: 11 years and under on 31 August 2019 (3 entries)

19. Young Lacemaker, Individual:  12 to 17 years inclusive on 31 August 2019 (3 entries)

20. Young Lacemaker Group: 2 or more, 11 years and under on 31 August 2019 (1 entry)

21. Young Lacemaker Group: 2 or more,  all ages to 17 years  on 31 August 2019 (2 entries)

22. Adult Group:  up to 10 members (11 entries)

23. Adult Group: 11 or more members (6 entries)

Trophy Winners

Individual's Trophy for the best competition entry

Diana Blackburn, 'Edwardian Cape'

Cynthia Voysey Trophy for the visitors' choice

Catherine Barley, 'Point de Gaze Collar'

Val Gurney Trophy for Bucks Point lace

Diana Blackburn, 'Edwardian Cape'

Sue Goodman Trophy for Bedfordshire lace

Atsuko Sugawaro, 'Arch of Roses'

Elsie Luxton Trophy for Honiton lace

Caroline Biggins, 'Discovery'

Guild of Needle Laces Trophy for traditional needlelace

Catherine Barley, 'Point de Gaze Collar'

Ann Collier Trophy for miniature lace

Jane Read, 'Leasa Fox'

Richard J Viney Trophy for circular lace

Caroline Biggins, 'Cranes With Bamboo'

Ian Ferris Trophy for 3D lace

Nika Mravlja, 'The Postojna Cave'

Jacqui Southworth Award for a young lacemaker aged 11 years and under

Lucy Hodgson, 'Mad Scientist'

Poole Trophy for a young lacemaker aged 12 to 17 years

Nina Bajc, 'Discover Slovenia'

Friesland Trophy for two or more young lacemakers aged 11 years and under

Milton Road Young Lacemakers, 'Be Curious'

Miss Clare Fray Award for two or more young lacemakers aged 17 years and under

Gamlingay Young Lacemakers, 'Gone Fishing' 

Northumbria Lacemakers Trophy for a group of up to 10 members

Textile Workshop, 'Banks's Endeavours'

Northumbria Lacemakers Trophy for a group of 11 or more members

Axe Vale Lace Group, 'Strata'

Sue Dane Teacher's Award for the best lace by a teacher

Cheiko Miyawaki, 'The Deep Sea of the Maldives'

John Bull Trophy for lace by a lacemaker who is not a teacher

Atsuko Sugawaro, 'Arch of Roses'

Lorna Fall Trophy for a first-time entrant

Liljana Kogovšek, 'L'Homme'

Simon Dukes Presentation Trophy for the best planned and presented piece

Lost in Thread, 'Floral Packaging'

Founder Students Trophy for the most stimulating entry

Meander in Chester, 'Take 25'

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