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  • 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    To understand those implications, Alexander relied heavily on historical documents to replicate the flax to linen process.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]

  • December 21, 2023 1:27 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    I have not seen this dress, and I might go when it's at this museum. Have we ever had contact with this Fuller Craft Museum? I had never heard of them before I saw this story about them.

    February 2024 event: The Red Dress

    The story that I saw about it: 380 Artists, 51 Countries, 14 Years: A Community Embroidery Project Connects Women Around the Globe

  • December 13, 2023 9:36 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    At our Sunday lace, Jen brought a magazine that I had not heard of before. Ornament Magazine. 

    She was drawing our attention to a piece on the Threads of Power exhibit. But when I went looking around I noticed other lace stories too. It does not seem to be available on the website as an article. But you can buy back issues, it seems. ToP is in Vol. 43 No. 3. 

    Maybe we should pitch Ipswich to them...?

    Another lace article: 

    An Unbroken Thread |The Story of Armenian Lace

  • December 04, 2023 10:57 AM | Sumiko Tray

    I am thinking about driving to Nashville, staying overnight on the way.  Are there anyone interested in driving to Nashville next year?  If we are driving, I would like to share the cost of gas and hotel of one night stay.  Please contact Sumiko.  

  • November 22, 2023 1:35 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    I try to remember to check this blog from time-to-time, and just saw this interesting article about the French lace community history.

    The Open Access part isn't in place, so I have written to the author for a copy. 

  • October 18, 2023 11:10 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    I just got an email from MFA Boston about Renaissance Italian women in art, and they say it includes textiles. So of course I went to see if they meant lace, and it looks like they do. They appear to have a copy of the Parasole book included in the exhibit--so I bet there's some lace too.

    Runs until January 7, 2024. 

  • October 16, 2023 10:51 AM | Jill Hawkins

    Friends of Patty will gather on Wednesday, November 8 at 5:30pm at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, CT for a celebration of life for Patty. I will be there and would love to see others from NELG, if you can make it.


  • September 22, 2023 7:55 AM | Jill Hawkins

    Long time NELG member and past President, Patty Foley, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 20 after battling cancer for 5 years. Her wishes were for no services.

    For Patty, the glass was ALWAYS half-full and her enthusiasm was contagious. We will miss her fire and determination and the example she set.

    RIP Patty.


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