XXVIII Diada de la Puntaire, Terrassa (Barcelona, Catalonia)
Organizers: Associació Catalana de Puntaires (ACP)
la Asociación de Puntaires de Terrassa, Puntaires de Ca n’Anglada, Puntaires de a n’Aurell i parróquia de Sant Josep, Puntaires de Dones amb Inciciativa de Can Palet, PUntaires de Casal de Sant Pere, Puntaires de Casal Anna Murià
Ayuntamiento de Terrassa
Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 15:00
Place: Rambla d’Egara, between Portal de Sant Roc and place Doré of Terrassa
Next to the parc dels Catalans. See map on the website.
http://tinyurl.com/n5kq6sa (versions available in Català, Castallano, and English)
Facebook page for ACP: http://tinyurl.com/kg8wbp8
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 00 34 934125078
Registration: Open from February 9th to March 20th The number of participants is limited to 3,000. 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 non-members under 16.
Individual registration: http://tinyurl.com/m37us8k
Group registration: http://tinyurl.com/ker4wj2
Vendor registration: http://tinyurl.com/mzfwsmd
2014 event: More than 1800 lacemakers attended. A Guinness record for the longest lace (960.6 meters) was set. Last June, the Mayor of the Olot gave the Mayor of Terrassa a statue of a lacemaker, symbolizing the transfer of the yearly event to the 2015 venue http://tinyurl.com/k2qfum3. Video of the 2014 event at http://tinyurl.com/lcmuxdk.
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. Bobbinlace only, and no non-laces allowed (cross stich, patchwork, crochet, etc.) Lacemakers are requested to come with their best work in progress.
This year the event is part of the Terrassa the XIII Fira de Modernista which runs May 9th and 10th, 2015. Hence the fairly ‘modernist’ look of the poster. Several textile museums in Catalonia, notably the Museu Tèxtil de Terrassa are collaborating on the Fair.