Last spring the class with Pierre Fouche was moved online. It was very good and the class has continued to share their work. In July the IOLI convention became "UnCon", an unconventional convention, when it moved online. The lectures were very popular. I've been helping with a committee that has been arranging monthly Lace Lectures. The next one is Sunday. “Empress Maria Theresa’s Lace Dress: A Historical Puzzle” I also took a class with Veronika Irvine on groundforge which is an online tool that will draw lace diagrams. I need to find more time to play with groundforge and really learn how to use it. Currently we're busy preparing for UnCon 2.0 in July. Last year they managed to have beginner classes. This year there will be a full offering of classes. The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale, California has been working with many teachers and students during the past year and are organizing the classes for UnCon. I'm hoping that OIDFA will be able to do an online Congress this year and that the dates will not overlap with UnCon 2.0 or with the Doily Free Zone. I'd like to do Doily Free Zone too if the schedule permits. Having online classes and meetings this year have enabled us to attend distant meetings. Once a month I get to see lace friends in New Jersey. At the local embroiderers' meeting I get to see a friend who moved to South Carolina many years ago and sometimes friends who moved to Virginia and Florida.
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