XXVII Diada de la Puntaire a Olot (Garroxta, Girona, Catalonia)
Organizers: Associació Catalana de Puntaires (ACP)
The lace guild “Òmnium Cultural d’Olot”
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 15:00
Place: Olot, city streets
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org Information flyer,
“Òmnium Cultural d’Olot” 972 26 33 22
Registration: Open from February 20th to May 5th. The number of participants is limited to 3,000 (I believe they made 2,200 last year). All groups should have members of the ACP, as outlined in the website. Cost for non-ACP member, 7.00 EUR, free for members and under 16.
Please register for the Children’s workshop with the “Òmnium Cultural d’Olot”.
Video from 2013: http://tinyurl.com/ly49xfg
This is the Catalonian Lace Association annual lace day, no doubt the largest lacemaking event in the world. It is held in a different city each year. The original date scheduled was May 25th, but that was changed so as not to conflict with European elections. No non-laces allowed (cross stich, patchwork, crochet, etc.) Lacemakers are requested to come with their best work in progress.
The local lace group will also sponsored a potential Guinness World Record submission for the longest lace ever made – the pattern will be provided by email to interested participants by May 20th. I’m not entirely sure how this work will proceed.
Events include the lacemaking demonstrations (to be cancelled in case of rain), a permanent exhibition of bobbinlace, awards for the youngest and oldest lacemaker, and a lace workshop for children.
Other local visits are possible including one to the Montsacopa volcano.
The record was won with a lace 969 meters long and 6 cm wide, worked on by over 1800 lacemakers. Of course no one had ever done this before, so the record was pretty much assured. More than 5,000 people attended the meeting.
See photos of the record lace at http://tinyurl.com/n6anku2