Thread Counting & Knitting Contest Winners Revealed

The Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation (FPMC) recently held the 26th annual "Thread Counting, Embroidery, Amigurumis, and Knitting Contest". The event, which featured 25 participants and 29 works, was held to promote traditional crafts and celebrate the talent of the contestants.

The contest is part of a broader initiative to engage the community in preserving craft techniques, in line with the New Agreement for the Well-being and Development of Quintana Roo, as promoted by governor Mara Lezama Espinosa. The FPMC's operating coordinator, Daniel Villanueva Garduza, highlighted this during the event.

The submitted works were judged by a panel of experts in embroidery and knitting techniques, including Sara Pavía Solís, Scarlet Solís González, and Arminda Villanueva Cárdenas. They evaluated the works based on their difficulty, originality, and uniformity.

In the knitting category, Elda María Chalé took first place, followed by María Socorro Peralta and Margarita Barrios Salazar. The Amigurumi category saw Valentina Xiu win first place, with Violeta Grajales and Saraí Santos coming second and third, respectively. Pablo Arzate also received an honorary mention.

Alexis Alfaro won the embroidery category, with Tomasa Hay and Kenya Reséndiz taking second and third place, respectively. In the cross-stitch embroidery category, Guadalupe Nova won first place, followed by Nidia María Rivero and Lourdes del Carmen Gómez.

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The awards were presented by Daniel Villanueva and Dianela Cervantes Chi, Director of Pedagogy and Social Assistance (PAS). They represented Alejandro Marchán Payán, the general director of the FPMC, who extended his congratulations to all participants of the contest.

The FPMC remains committed to promoting local crafts and culture, and preserving traditions that enrich the cultural heritage of Cozumel and Quintana Roo.