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  • April 19, 2018 4:10 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    As many of you know, the May issue of Interweave's Piecework magazine is devoted to the topic of Lace.  This year's issue is no exception.  One of the featured laces is Frisado de Valladolid by NELG member Carolyn Wetzel, examples of which are on the cover. 

  • April 05, 2018 8:06 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    I received the brochure from the Heritage Village Lace Guild for their Seminar that will be held 2 & 3 June 2018 at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst NY.  They will be offering 4 classes including Carolyn Wetzel's Frisade de Valladolid Needle Lace class and a Teneriffe Wreath class.  More details including a link to the brochure can be found at .

  • February 24, 2018 9:44 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    The Dutch lace group has posted 40 edging patterns in celebration of LOKK's 40th anniversary.  This is in Dutch, but language should not be a barrier.  In this collection are Torchon, Point Ground (including a Tonder pattern), Binche, Flanders, Milanese, s'Gravensmorse, Russian, tape, Dutch, a spider sampler, and more.  Here is the link to the page: .  There are a range of patterns here, so beginners should not be intimidated.


  • February 17, 2018 10:23 PM | Marjorie Dashef

    Great lace pictures.

  • February 17, 2018 9:56 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Laura Bensley found this article in a recent Nordic Needle newsletter.  Mary Linden has been an active NELG member who has been our liaison to the Big E for a while.  Here is a link to the article.  See:

  • January 17, 2018 11:26 PM | Patty Foley  Great article written by Dora Ohrenstein.  I was interviewed for the article after we finished the Urchins and just before the Flying Mosque.  Hope you enjoy reading about these large lace exhibitions.  The next one will be in Scottsdale AZ and will open from November to March.  Plenty of time for people to see .....  Lace is Everywhere.

  • January 16, 2018 1:51 PM | Patty Foley
    Hi all,

    Some of you may have read an article in our NELG newsletter about my participation in the Urchin Lace project.  If you haven't cracked open your IOLI Bulletin - Winter 2018 do so now.  You'll  find my 2 page spread on the project.  this link is to my Facebook page with pictures

    You'll also find an article in the IOLI Bulletin by Devon Thein and her exhibit, Lace not Lace,  that will be shown at the Hunterdon Art Museum, New Jersey in September.  The museum is looking for support to enable the Urchins to be shown at that exhibit. This will be (must be a first!) an outdoor exhibit of lace in the United States.  Any support you can muster would be greatly appreciated to bring the Urchins, and more importantly, a major outdoor exhibit of lace.    You can help by going to - thank you in advance!  


  • January 03, 2018 1:50 PM | Jill Hawkins

    We recently heard that Virginia (Ginny) Korz passed away on December 16, 2017, aged 80. She had recently undergone hip surgery and was recovering well. Heart issues had arisen, but were under control when she suffered a cardiac event.

    A short service took place the week before Christmas. Interment and a memorial service will be held in the spring.

    Ginny had been a member of NELG for many years, although she has not been active recently. Our condolences to her family.


  • December 28, 2017 10:59 AM | Jill Hawkins

    Some of you may know Anny Noben-Slegers and may have attended a workshop with her at Lies' house back in the late 1908s/early 1990s. 

    I am sorry to say that Anny passed away on Friday, December 22 and is now teaching the angels how to make lace.


  • December 19, 2017 1:42 AM | Marjorie Dashef
    IOLI member and Idrija teacher, Allie Marguccio will be featured in a documentary filmed by public television station WPSU (Penn State University, State College, PA) titled: “Pennsylvania Folklore : Woven Together” which will air on December 21, 2017 at 8 PM (EST). The program will be available online at after the airing date.
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