Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
This event will be from 10.a.m. to 4.p.m. The AGM will take place at 10.15.a.m. The entrance fee is £4.00 for the day. Three workshops will be offered at a cost of £10.00 which includes all the materials to complete the project. They are Finishing Touches with Jane Rowton Lee, Decorated Cordonnets with Anni Lowery and Carrickmacross for Beginners with Carol Hughes. There will be various taster sessions and an exhibition of various types of Needlelace on display, as well as an Advice clinic. Demonstrations of various types of needlelace can be seen throughout the day. Lace suppliers will be in attendance. Please bring a packed lunch with you. Further details can be found on the Society's website. This is a new format for the event so please come along and support the Society
Teri, You have enough knowledge and skill to give the Challenge a go. That is why it is a challenge not a competition,. - so Everyone can work the design, and show it off. You won't learn if you hide away!!!!!!!!!
Lucky you to be going to the AGM. Please look at everything twice - once for you and once for me!!!!!! :)
I am positively Green with envy!!!!!!!!!! :)
Do please give us a full write-up as soon as you can, so we know what went on, and how the challenge and exhibition looked. Waiting for the next magazine is a long wait!!!!!!!! :)
Sounds like a wonderful event.
I am so glad you enjoyed the Guild visit. I am sure you will have been inspired by it all, although it might have been overwhelming at the time. Just let it "ferment" in your brain for a few days, and then various bits will emerge in a continuing flow, I am sure! Just keep practicing, and you, too, will make lace flawlessly, too!! We all started from the beginning.
Oh! so the 3rd book is out now. Thanks for that bit of information. I knew one was in the pipeline!!! (time to go shopping again!!!! :) )
I am glad you liked my Reticella piece. It is a fun type of lace to play with. Choose one n ice square, and when you put the same square together 4 times, like I did, you will be surprised at the secondary pattern that evolves. If you covered 3 of the squares in that blue piece - you would see what I started out with - just one rather ordinary square! I did not send any ecru lace - just the blue reticella, 2 pictures, (a Gros Point motif mounted on Burgundy, and a Red flowering Gum - a bunch of gum leaves, and red flowers) and 2 white mats - a round knotted lace mat, and a filet lace mat - a bouquet of flowers in a bit oval piece. It is featured on the cover of Margaret Morgan's book "Filet lace". Not all my laces may have been displayed. I just sent some over, with my Dragon, for them to use if they wished.
How nice that your piece was started for you, - that was very thoughtful and kind.