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  • July 10, 2024 7:33 AM | Sumiko Tray

    Hi, all.  

    I spoke with Holly Van Sciver at the IOLI Convention last week.  She told me there are still 10 spaces available.  So common and join us, New England Lacers!

  • July 07, 2024 10:31 AM | Joan Thomas

    It was nice to see everyone yesterday. I hope to finish my tatted exchange bracelet/earrings for the Fringe Tatting group ( by the next meeting!

    I will be placing my order to Klöppelshop | Klöppelshop im Kaufhaus Köck ( on July 15 if anyone wants to order and split shipping. :-)

    ACTUALLY I no longer need to order at this time!

    happy lacing!

    :-) joan

  • June 27, 2024 3:22 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    Why can't we get Ipswich interested in some lace fences....? Or a bench like that Headford project had. 

    I love these. You can also vote for this lace fence over there among the other art.

    Birds of Peace Gates

    Edit to add: this is where you can see all the projects and vote, if inclined.

  • June 24, 2024 9:32 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    I got this book a while back, and it is the one that my local woodworker used to make the drum pillow that I have now. He was able to follow the directions, despite neither of us speaking much French.

    Anyway: a couple of people have expressed interest in this book. It's not very expensive on their website, but we might as well combine shipping if anyone wants a copy. 

    Besides the pillow plans it has some patterns for the lace they make with diagrams. It's quite a nice book, really. 


  • June 21, 2024 11:47 AM | Gail MacLean (Administrator)

    I just finished a book that involves using needle lace designs as encrypted messages! The Curse of the Flores Women is by a Brazilian author (Angelica Lopes) and is set in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. It follows 7 generations of a family and is a dual timeline story, set in 1918 and 2010. The 1918 women use their lace skills and income to seek freedom in a male-dominated culture.

  • June 20, 2024 4:29 PM | Anonymous

    The Big E has announced that they are now accepting entry forms for this year's Creative Arts competition. More information here:

    The deadline for forms is August 12. Entries need to be dropped off on Tuesday, September 3.

  • June 08, 2024 1:23 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    I had no idea about the unusual path of her backstory. And a lovely donation for education.

    Bob and Karen Thompson Pledge Funds for Purdue’s New Endowed Chair in International Ag Economics

  • June 04, 2024 10:51 AM | Gail MacLean (Administrator)

    NELG Member, Pat Morris, will be teaching a class on Flanders Lace in Chagrin Falls, OH (East of Cleveland). Dates are October 18-20. Tuition is $150.

    Contact Katherine Dunlevey ( for information. Send registration and checks made out to Western Reserve Lace Society  to Katherine Dunlevey, 11550 Colchester Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

  • May 31, 2024 9:15 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    A nice interview with Fiona Harrington about the history of Irish laces. 

    Irish Needle Lace: An Interview with Fiona Harrington

    She's doing a class in NY apparently. 

  • 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

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