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August 19, 2012 1:01 PM | Patty Foley

The lace shop lady told me of two lace Expositions. Now armed with this info I knew my timing was perfect. I took tons of pictures.  The exposition was on the second floor of a famous brewery just around the corner from me! Beer with every meal, even in convent is cheaper and better than water!!!!

Back to exposition I went once and took all pictures and then went back to see it with my eyes!!! All on block pillows and BIG patterns with hundred of bobbins.  The pieces were all advanced torchon that seems to be the bruges specialty. I saw NO bruges flower lace and no spangles on bobiins.  For practical and working holders, they used knitting or corcheted primarily.

Now the best part of the day is that night, our dinner in my beguinage, hosted a group of lace makers from Antwerp!

Good Day,  Sr. Madeleine

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