Make, learn and talk about needle lace.
Sorry for the delay. Friday - last day of classes. I left feeling like I had learned a great deal but still a great deal to practice and learn. The banquet was very nice. The meal was delicious. I had the prime rib. The entertainment this year was a fashion show of lace from Lia Baumeiser-Jonkers collection. She certainly has some beautiful pieces. while the show was taking place, a woman was playing music from an electrical harp.
This was not an eventful day for me. after morning class, I called my teacher to tell her that I was not well and would not be coming. I spent the time sleeping. I did not attend the annual meeting at night as well. Maybe someone else has comments for that.
I had selected the tour for the Lace Museum and Lacis. Please forgive me, someone told me not to get too excited about the Lace Museum. so I was not. I was part of the group that went to the park first (Lace Museum too small to fit in all of us at once). while at the park I had a nice long chat with a new friend. then we were off to the Lace Museum. wow, I was so glad that my expectations were surpassed! ok, yes, it is a little small, but everything was so well displayed. I feel…Continue
Added by Linda Dumas on August 7, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments
So excited to see that Loretta is going to be teaching an Alencon class. Sign me up. If you want to see the list of classes for next year, check out the Facebook page for IOLI.
Added by Linda Dumas on August 5, 2014 at 5:25am — No Comments
After having dinner with a new friend, I returned to the hotel to go to the Teacher's Showcase. Right off, what I liked about the event this year is that it was so spread out. room for everyone to just come in and walk around to every table. The collection of teachers this year (as every year) is very talented and you can really see that at this event. They put out their most beautiful pieces. As you look at every table, you are inspired and want immediately to take their…Continue
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 4:12am — No Comments
Once again with Galina and this time orenburg lace design techniques. The class was so interesting. It is about putting the different elements of the lace together a certain way. No knitting, just designing. please see the comment I made on a reply from this morning's class.
The showcase room was open and I got to take a look. It is difficult to take it all in at once. So I focused on one part. that was the tatting shuttle display. wow, I never knew so many types of shuttles…Continue
Added by Linda Dumas on August 4, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
the day began early for me as my class was at 8:00. For those who don't know, they stagger the times for classes to help with congestion. It was with Galina, fundamentals for Orenburg lace. She is wonderful, so funny and tells us lots of stories about the lace. It felt so good to just sit and knit. for me, I have knitted for a long time so a lot of the concepts were familiar to me. we had a full class and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
I have not…Continue
it was lovely and delicious. I was surprised when I walked into the room, it looked like a lot of tables. But it looked like they all got filled. Before dinner, there was some entertainment. Folks in period costumes from the gold rush days (we are in Sacramento and the theme is the gold rush). they sang, made jokes, and performed a few tricks. what fun. after the dinner, there were some announcements and a well deserved thanking of the Gold Country Lacemakers for all their hard…Continue
At 55 years of age, little makes me feel like a kid again......except opening of the marketplace. kind of like Christmas morning. there are lovely things everywhere. Can be a bit overwhelming. I was able to control myself and purchase only 2 books and some lace study pieces from Nancy Evans. I wanted all the pieces of lace. I never had the feeling I had today when purchasing the lace. In my hands was a piece of lace made in the 1800's sometime. Granted, it is not hundreds of years…Continue
I started my day being surprised. I was awake very early and decided to check out the balcony. Since it is so hot here during the day (fortunately there are no more 105 degrees for this week predicted), I assumed like back home, it was hot. It was cold! It felt so delightful. Leaving the door to the balcony open, I went back to sleep more.
By the time I did awake again, registration had started. think of a bunch of excited ladies all gathered together! I got my things and now…Continue
So I have arrived and am settled in my room. This hotel is very spread out, lots of different buildings. I have seen many ladies checking in at the front desk. I have already been chatting with Liz Legati. What fun! I am not sure where the actual classes will be yet but I will find out. It is very hot here today, but they tell me that the temperature yesterday was 105 degrees, so at least is it not that today.
there is nothing officially happening today. Next I will let you…Continue
I started early this morning from Connecticut. Sipping a cup of coffee, I started my first blog post and then I lost it. that is the trouble with traveling and using the internet I guess. I am now in chicago waiting for my next flight. so let's start again....
So the day to travel to convention finally has arrived. It seems like it has been forever. Let's begin:
I am signed up for a morning class with Galina Khmeleva for Fundamentals for Orenburg knitting. I recently…Continue