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  • 16 Aug 2018 1:15 PM | Anonymous

    The Hunterdon Art Museum is about to open a major exhibition on contemporary lace. The exhibition, "Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques", features 41 lace works by 26 artists and includes Jin Choi + Thomas Shine's the Urchins, and Lieve Jerger's Carriage of Lost Love. The show is curated by long-time NELG member, Devon Thein. 


    The exhibition opens September 23, with live music, food trucks, artist talks and a special lighting of the Urchins at dusk outside on our terrace.

    The detailed press release can be found here.

  • 30 Jul 2018 1:48 PM | Carolyn Wetzel

    I just got back from the IOLI convention in San Antonio. It was a great event, and despite the heat (over 100 oF everyday) and some hotel glitches, I think that "a good time was had by all". 

    At the AGM I picked up the charter chapter gift CD and a replacement charter that has the new IOLI name on it, which I'll bring to the first meeting in September.

    Hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer,

    Carolyn W

  • 27 Jul 2018 11:11 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Just a reminder that the price for Big E entries will be increasing on 2 August.  You can enter pieces that are not yet complete.  I encourage all of you to enter so we have a good lace display for all to see.  To enter follow the entry links on

  • 02 Jul 2018 3:25 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    The Finger Lakes Lace Guild has sent out the registration packets for the 38th Annual Ithaca Lace Day and Conference that will be held 5 - 8 October 2018.  For more information including pictures see:

  • 10 Jun 2018 9:36 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    As most of you know, the Big E is a great place to show off your lace.  The entry form is now on line.  Just to remind you about the entry deadlines, the regular entries are due by 1 August.  Late entries (for a higher entry fee) will be accepted through 15 August.  Here is a link to the website: .  Please think about what you can contribute here.  Remember that there are no requirements that the entries be monumental pieces.  There is also no requirement that they be finished before the entry, only that they be finished before dropping them off in early Sept right after Labor Day.

  • 19 Apr 2018 4:10 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    As many of you know, the May issue of Interweave's Piecework magazine is devoted to the topic of Lace.  This year's issue is no exception.  One of the featured laces is Frisado de Valladolid by NELG member Carolyn Wetzel, examples of which are on the cover. 

  • 05 Apr 2018 8:06 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    I received the brochure from the Heritage Village Lace Guild for their Seminar that will be held 2 & 3 June 2018 at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst NY.  They will be offering 4 classes including Carolyn Wetzel's Frisade de Valladolid Needle Lace class and a Teneriffe Wreath class.  More details including a link to the brochure can be found at .

  • 24 Feb 2018 9:44 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    The Dutch lace group has posted 40 edging patterns in celebration of LOKK's 40th anniversary.  This is in Dutch, but language should not be a barrier.  In this collection are Torchon, Point Ground (including a Tonder pattern), Binche, Flanders, Milanese, s'Gravensmorse, Russian, tape, Dutch, a spider sampler, and more.  Here is the link to the page: .  There are a range of patterns here, so beginners should not be intimidated.


  • 17 Feb 2018 10:23 PM | Marjorie Dashef

    Great lace pictures.

  • 17 Feb 2018 9:56 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Laura Bensley found this article in a recent Nordic Needle newsletter.  Mary Linden has been an active NELG member who has been our liaison to the Big E for a while.  Here is a link to the article.  See:

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