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  • July 02, 2021 10:43 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Jeremy Nicholas interviewed Louise West about her bobbin collection.  The short video is fun to watch.  See:

  • June 16, 2021 6:07 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    Lovely item about an artisan of mundillo. What style is that like? 

    "At 95 years old, and with a long career in the Puerto Rican arts, particularly in mundillo, Mrs. Nellie is worthy of this important award and distinction. We thank you and congratulate you for promoting this beautiful art that represents our history, culture and tradition," said Gov. Pedro Pierluisi.

  • May 29, 2021 2:47 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    Just an item that came up in a Google alert today.

  • May 10, 2021 8:35 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    Just spotted on twitter. Here is the tweet for reference:

    Zooming in to Limerick Lace | 4pm ET US, Wed May 26

    Overview of Limerick Lace including brief history, guide to online resources available -website, facebook page, information on lace making classes in Limerick, latest acquisitions by Limerick Museum.

  • April 20, 2021 9:19 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

    Not sure if a youtube will embed here, but here's the link to evidence of the reach of TikTok for lace.

    But there was also talk at a recent monthly meeting about someone's nice Youtube channel: who was that, does anyone recall? I'd like to add it to the newsletter.

    I Tried Bobbin Lacemaking for a Week and This is What Happened

  • April 15, 2021 9:39 AM | Jill Hawkins

    There will be a Celebration of Life service for Lies Stolk on Saturday, April 24 at 2pm at the New Hope Chapel in Westborough, MA.


  • March 28, 2021 10:20 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)


    I was looking through some old photos today for something else, and I decided to turn this photo from my first retreat in 2019 into a puzzle. If anyone likes puzzles, they can do it on the website in larger form.

    It is a thread bin from the Van Sciver display room. 

  • March 11, 2021 8:42 AM | Anonymous

    NELG member Diana Wagner wanted to share this interesting article with members:

    Rosemary Cathcart’s passion for antique Irish lace and its history led her to spend decades acquiring the finest examples. Her fairy-tale collection is showcased in her home in a village in Northern Ireland, where her business Sheelin Lace is based.

  • February 20, 2021 3:19 PM | Gail MacLean (Administrator)

    I received this email and thought readers might be interested in this publication.

    As many of you know, we now publish a new lace and arts magazine: Masters & Makers. We are grateful to our subscribers for making last year possible! We have now updated our website with a new subscription for 2021. Postal services are now cheaper to many of you because we mail from Germany.

    If you would like to subscribe, we invite you to do so here: 

    Sending you our best wishes for a good year!

    With kind regards,

    Katia Karpenko

    Editor at Masters & Makers

  • February 10, 2021 8:49 AM | Jill Hawkins

    It is with tremendous sadness that I inform you that Lies Stolk passed away Monday night in her sleep.  Lies was a friend and teacher to many of us, and offered support and encouragement to everyone she met.

    I encourage you to share your reminisces of Lies here on the blog, and I will share them with her daughter Marian.


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