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Rules are new - - for 2002

Our whole objective is for this challenge to be a learning experience for the participant, and the viewer of the exhibition  A selection of entries will be published as space permits. Beginners as well as experienced lacemakers are encouraged to participate.  


“Lacemaking rules!” 

Again we are giving you a pricking. We would like you to make an insertion which could fit into a 6 inch / 15 cm clear plastic ruler.

The pricking must be used as printed. Do not enlarge or reduce size. You find a lot of pin holes, but you do not have to use all of them. Skip the holes you do not like or need, but ... DO NOT MAKE NEW HOLES! You may use a gimp. You may use white or color. Anything goes - except new holes.

Hint: You can enlarge the pricking 150 % to design on. Then you can reduce your design to 67 % and it should be back to its original size. The pricking measures from the top row to bottom row 5 3/4 inches.

The HLG Challenge is open to all bobbin lacers. Membership in HLG is not necessary to participate. The challenge project must be made entirely by contestant.

Challenge project must be received by: April 1, 2002. Please, send to:

Christa Burr
684 Whitney Drive
Paducah, KY 42001, USA

Please, include a self-addressed stamped envelope big enough to return your lace. Please, print your name and address clearly. While all reasonable care will be given to your lace, the HLG assumes no liability for insurance, damage or loss. Participant gives first publishing right to HLG.

Commemorative hand painted Danish bobbins will be awarded to some of the entries. All challenge projects will be on display during the Paducah Quilt Show April 2002 and other exhibitions if possible.


Have Fun!



The Results!!!

We had a very successful Challenge once again this year.  We had 28 wonderful entries from 24 participants with 9 different countries represented.  Shown below are the top pieces from the popular vote. (Keep in mind that the voters were not lacers).

Popular Vote

Lacers (in order seen, beginning with lace done with green thread):

Christel Voigt
Joyce Macke
Istvanne Turos
Kornelija Breel
Christine Franzen
Alice Howell