John Bull Competition

At the tri-annual “John Bull Competition”, the theme was “7”. There were many interpretations on display at the exhibition – 7 swans a-swimming, rainbows etc.

Pat, our motivator, chose a TEETOTUM (posh spinner). The numbers were worked using Milanese Lace techniques, great fun manipulating the braids round sharp corners. A very helpful husband constructed the teetotum. It had a collapsible stem to help with packing it for the journey to Stourbridge. He cleverly carved the top part of the stem as a question mark.

It puzzled some viewers as to why every number but 7 had been used. Then on the web recently I came across this clock – interesting comparison.


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