For those who love hand made lace.
News - August 2nd 2015 - Guinness World Record set!
https://youtu.be/NEmyWqsSQTY is the YouTube - Please…Continue
Added by Carollyn Brown on July 27, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments
Hope you enjoy viewing my work. Love viewing all of yours!
Added by Lynette Hale on April 2, 2015 at 10:07pm — No Comments
The Guild of Needlelaces is holding its Annual Lace Day and AGM on the 10th October 2015 10.a.m to 4.p.m. at Harvey Road School, Harvey Road, Croxley Green Hertfordshire WD3 3BN UK. Admission is £4.00 and there is free parking with tea and coffee available all day. However please bring a packed lunch. The workshops available this year are Ruskin Lace with Anne Weston, Tenerife Lace with Rosemary Turner and A Free standing Snowdrop with Judith Bailey. The workshops are £10.00 each…Continue
Added by Maureen Bromley on March 30, 2015 at 4:11am — No Comments
In my small town a founding families home is now a small museum. They display some of Mrs. Borst's clothing. I was thrilled to find these dresses. I was told she ordered her clothing from overseas. I know the black dress has some type of tape lace and the other piece is Irish crochet. I am not sure on the blue dress what type it is , can someone tell me? Also how old does does magazines have to be for the copyright to no longer be valid. I have several old magazines. The one I am holding in…Continue
I just 're-discovered' this group/blog/website/ or whatever it is again today. Please be advised that I rarely have the time to pop into all the sites that I would like to. Thus, if you want to get in touch with me, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also keep up with what I'm doing via my website: www.TheShuttleSmith.com
Added by Karen Bovard on February 2, 2015 at 10:33am — No Comments
To all our members -- a happy new year in 2015. May your threads never break.
Added by Lorelei Halley Administrator on January 1, 2015 at 2:40pm — No Comments
The Guild of Needlelaces has now held its Lace Day and AGM for this year. They had workshops, troubleshooters to help with problems and an exhibition on display, just to mention a few. Although I could not attend the event, I have seen several reports which makes me envious that I was not there. If you want to read more about the event, then click onto Needlelacetalk or the Guild of Needlelaces website www.guildofneedlelaces.org where…Continue
A reminder that the above book will be on sale at Wolds Lacemakers Lace Day on the 27th September at Cottingham Road Baptist Church Chanterlands Avenue Hull HU5 4AY UK. Entrance fee is £3.50 and there is parking available. But bring a packed lunch. We will also be having a talk on needlelace in the afternoon by Anne Weston of Needlepaws on 21st Contemporary Lace as well as a talk in the morning on Ripon Lace (Yorkshire) by Mary Moseley and Avril Edmondson. Suppliers will be in…Continue
Added by Maureen Bromley on September 12, 2014 at 3:39am — No Comments
The Guild of Needle Laces is trying something different for its annual open day and AGM this year on Saturday 11th October 2014 at Harvey Road School, Harvey Road, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, WD3 3BN from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
The theme of the day is 'A Needlelace Experience' where members of the Guild and the public can share their needlelace experience.
There will be three workshops tutored by some of our best needlelacers. The workshops will run all day and must be booked in…Continue
Added by Maureen Bromley on August 5, 2014 at 4:10am — No Comments
My research work on bobbin lace grounds was recently featured in some local media:
Torch Alumni Magazine (page 8 of 2014 Spring Issue)
Interview on CBC radio show North by North West (starts at 23:50 in recording)…Continue
It's done - well almost done - on April 21st is the taping of the tv program Common Sense Connecticut. I will be interviewed for 30 minutes on Lace! While it is a local tv station, once it is uploaded everyone will be able to tune in via the internet.
Does anyone have any additional questions I can give the interviewer ?? He doesn't think we could talk about lace for 30 minutes..... I told him I could talk about it for 30 days!
Thanks in advance ! I'll post the link as soon…Continue
Cathy's book 'Needlelace Designs and Techniques' has now been reprinted and is available direct from her at a price of £26.50 plus postage and packing. Cathy's contact details are www.catherinebarley.com. This book contains lots of projects which have colour photographs as well as stitch instructions together with diagrams and lots of useful information. This book is suitable for both beginners and the more experienced.
Added by Maureen Bromley on March 5, 2014 at 8:10am — No Comments
Added by Patty Foley on January 28, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments
Lace material, especially the lace that is used for bridal gowns, is difficult to clean without ruining. The material will stain easily if cleaned wrong, fall apart if cleaned with harsh chemicals or not retain the same softness and beauty the lace bridal gown was purchased for. If you're not going to take your bridal gown to a professional dry cleaner, there are very specific ways that you should clean it to ensure it isn't ruined.…
Added by lucy smith on December 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments
I have just heard about the passing of Jan Stawasz on the 21st of this month, and I am in total shock.
Such a talented man who had so many ideas and patterns to pass on to us all. I have both of his books, and I am forever grateful that I had heard about him. Only 66 years of age, and already gone.
He will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to him and his family. I am sure…Continue
Added by Barbara Gordon on November 28, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments
We had our retreat at the Sienna Center in Racine, WI. We have been going there now for a few years at least. They surprised us with a brand new retreat building this year...so nice!
There were about nine of us this year. I have done Bucks Point before, but it's been a long time, and I could tell that my eyes have changed a bit. Here are a few of our pillows taken during the first full day. Having trouble getting these pictures to line up right. One lady finished her strip, but…Continue
Added by Barbara Gordon on October 31, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments
We must be aware of copyright issues. Posting a whole pattern from a book written by someone else is a copyright violation. There is an issue of "fair use". But I'm not sure how, exactly, that is defined in our situation. We can post patterns if the copyright is expired. Recently we have seen several whole patterns posted from recent books or magazines and we really should not do that. We try to talk to each other about how to work a particular pattern and we do…Continue