Jean Leader

Lacemaker and Textile Enthusiast

The Competition

IN the Advent Calendar there are nine fragments that all come from a single piece of lace. The competition, open to all, is to put them back together again. (You may find it easiest to print out the calendar, cut it up, and fit the pieces like a jigsaw puzzle.)

How to submit your answer? You don’t have to send us a photo (although you may if you wish): it’s sufficient to indicate which day goes with which position as marked alphabetically in the 3×3 grid below.

The drop-downs below may help you assemble your answer. However, unfortunately, there is no magic button to hit so that you can send it to us without further ado.

  • When you are ready, click the ‘Submit Answers’ button, below. This will open your emailer if you have it on your computer. (If not, email:
  • Enter your answers in the email as A:3, B:5, C:7 etc.
  • Include your name — we’ll be able to work out your email address to notify you if you win.

There will be a prize of a Christmas bobbin for the first correct entry drawn after the closing date, 31st December, 2020. The answers and the name of the winner will be posted in the New Year.

Entrants’ e-mail addresses will not be given to any third party, nor will they be retained by us or used in any other way than to notify the winner. Entrants will receive no unsolicited e-mail.