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  • May 14, 2024 7:22 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    I still don't understand what happened to Doily Free Zone either. But this presentation surfaced at least.

    It's amazing.

    DFZSymposium2022 Presentation by Akiko Momiyama

  • April 25, 2024 9:07 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    My Grandma’s Doilies Are Not a Joke

    When will art institutions finally pay respect to our foremothers’ artistry?

  • April 21, 2024 6:52 PM | Joan Thomas

    Finished my flower! Thanks for sharing the pattern and teaching Sharon! it's a Size 20 Lizbeth Col 109 and DMC 20 699

    It was very nice to meet everyone and I look forward to future events!

  • April 20, 2024 5:36 PM | Bryce Wolf

    To those who attended the recent NELG meeting in Sturbridge: Did you leave behind a very nice Yeti mug? If so, I have it and will bring it to Retreat or otherwise work to get it back to you.


  • April 18, 2024 10:50 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    It doesn't say anything about lace, but I still like hearing about the context of the fabrics and textile choices. 

    Hat tip to Kathleen P for spotting this. 

    Threads of History: Martha Washington & the Lives of Eighteenth-Century Women

    A Material Memory Program

    Tuesday, May 7

    Doors Open: 6:00 PM

    Program Begins: 6:30 PM

    Location: Old South Meeting House

    Admission: Free

  • April 01, 2024 8:48 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    Anyone interested in a visit to a flax exhibit? A New England flax production story, particularly.

    Combing History: Flax and Linen in New Hampshire

    I can't tell from here how long the exhibit is intended to run, I'll send off an email. And I'll ask if they might have any opportunities for a small group visit maybe. 

  • March 20, 2024 9:59 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    The Marblehead Museum has a post about the upcoming fair, if anyone wants to share it around their socials. 

    2024 Colonial Craft Fair 

  • February 21, 2024 9:54 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    This should be a gifted article link.

    The Unlikely Return of the Doily

    In fashion as well as products for the home, lace — once seen as the fustiest of fabrics — is suddenly looking fresh.

  • January 01, 2024 8:30 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    Exploring part of New England’s textile history from seed to garment

    Maybe Kimberly Alexander would be someone to do a talk for us on this subject. 

    To understand those implications, Alexander relied heavily on historical documents to replicate the flax to linen process. That included old New Hampshire day books with information about harvests. And the history actually aligned with the present day.

  • December 30, 2023 12:20 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    Hi folks--

    The Lace Museum has a work session event planned for the Community Lace project. It's free, but you have to register for the zoom link.

    Go here:

    Scroll down to find this entry, and register for the zoom there. 

    Date: Monday, January 22, 2024

    Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon PST [note Pacific time shown there, this means 1-3 ET]

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