Lace Event Estonia: 23rd Seto Lace Days – May 5-26, 2016

XXIII Seto Pitsipäävä  – 23rd Seto Lace Days
Theme:  Midagi iseendale (Something for yourself?)
Organizers: MTÜ Seto Käsitüü Kogo
Seto Talumuuseum
Date: May 5th to May 26th, 2015
Place: Seto Farm Museum  (Seto Talumuuseum)
Värska, Estonia
Time: From September 1 to May 31, 2015 the museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00.  The museum is closed on Monday and Sunday.
Website: http://tinyurl.com/jfng4pn
Information:  info@setomuuseum.ee,
ingrit@setomaa.ee +372 562 00057, +372 505 4673, kogo@setomaa.ee
Fees: for the museum, 2.00 EUR adults, 1.00 EUR students, 1.00 EUR pensioners. Guided tours in English 5.00 EUR, other foreign languages 25.00 EUR.
It seems that the lace events are free, not sure of the details.

This year’s competition is based on the theme of ‘Something for yourself’. Entries are due by May 2, 2016, 16:00.  Winners will be announced on May 26th at 15:00.
The opening ceremony will include a ‘lace day’, I assume May 5th, starting at 15:00.

The Seto farm museum has a wonderful collection of local folk items, especially costume and textiles. I was able to find one explanation on the visitestonia website:
“The Seto Lace Days bring together handicraft enthusiasts from far and wide. Lacework techniques used in Seto handicrafts are showcased in workshops and exhibitions and visitors are taught how to implement them in contemporary handicraft. The culmination of the event each year is the judging of the competition entries. For visitors this is an excellent opportunity to try their own hand at the art and see the masters at work.”

SEto  Varska

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