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  • May 01, 2011 9:02 PM | Deleted user

    Has any of our members been on a tour of the Smithsonian Lace collection?

    I was reading Piedmonth Lace Guild of Virginia and they have posted their pictures on Flicker of their visit - 

    Some really great pictures here,



  • May 01, 2011 8:21 AM | Deleted user

    Yesterday was so much fun!  Clare, Jeanne and myself volunteered and demonstrated at the 102nd festival.  Much thanks to the Connecticut Sheep Breaders Association for the invitation to demonstrate lace making all day.

    Clare had set up a great table with Jeanne by the time I arrived.  It was quite a cool day with the wind and clouds and trips over to the food barn for hot coffee was good.  We met lots of folks and heard so many family stories about lace making.

    Our booth was quite busy throughout the day.  It's a great show with lots of sheep, shepards and their dogs, and then the fleeces.  Whatever you could think of you could purchase in the way of assorted equipment and supplies.  Great yarns, roving, spinng wheels, and buttons.  I'll write about the button lady another day.  Just a note, it was like being in a candy store.

    All in all, it was a great day.  We made a couple inches of lace with the festival attendees. We handed out lots and lots of NELG brochures and hope to introduce more people to the love of lace making.

    PS there was lots of buzz about "The Dress"!


  • April 29, 2011 11:36 AM | Carolyn Wetzel
    Check out the information about the royal wedding dress with needlework by the Royal School of Needlework:

    They don't say if any of the lace is actually hand-made, just that it is hand-assembled. Anyone know?
  • April 11, 2011 2:51 PM | Deleted user

    Just the other day I received my packet for the Milanese class.  This is my first class in this type of lace. From the information I received, it is going to be a great class.  I've sent in my choice for a project - it will be the Moon. 

    I have some homework to be done in advance, as that will make better use of class time.  Get supplies organized, get thread, wind bobbins, make the pricking - this is going to be exciting!

    Hmmmm....  What pillow to use  or is this an opportunity to get a new pillow?  Such decisions a lace maker is confronted with!

    Hope you are coming to the Retreat.  I'm not sure if there are any spaces left, but if you are interested - email us and we will let you know.

  • April 08, 2011 10:20 PM | Deleted user

    On behalf of us, we wish Clare a speedy recovery from surgery.  She's at home now and recouping.  Please keeping sending  her wishes to keep her spirits up during recovery.



  • April 03, 2011 12:51 PM | Jill Hawkins

    Barb McGuire shared this amazing YouTube video recently.  While not related to lace-making, I believe it will touch and inspire anyone who watches it.


  • March 31, 2011 7:07 PM | Deleted user

    Thanks to my girlfriend, Barbara for the link to this article found today on the WJS.

    Click here New Life for the Historic Art of Lace-Making  in the On Style page today.  There is a video, article, slideshow.  Ms. Christina Binkley wrote the article and it indicates that lace is coming back into style.

    The machines weaving the lace are remarkable.   Take a look!

    Happy Lacing!

    PS  the designers are still complaining that it takes too long to get a piece of lace - guess not much has changed!

  • March 29, 2011 6:27 PM | Deleted user

    Hi all,

    You may have seen this one already.  Though it needs repeating the dark and dreary winter is shrinking away.  Yarn meets potholes.  It's really colorful.



  • March 29, 2011 11:53 AM | Anonymous
    I received the following email yesterday regarding a great new website that is a fantastic resource for all lace makers.  Please take a moment to check out the link by either clicking below or by going to NELG's page with Links to Great Websites.  Happy exploring!

    Dear Fellow lace enthusiasts,
    I am the webmaster of a new website which I think may be of great interest to your members. I would invite you to look at it, and if you approve, add it as a link on your own site. The site is for education purposes only not for profit.
    As you will see, one click on a picture will enlarge it, and a second click will enlarge it further so that in many cases it is possible to examine the actual structure well enough to replicate it, should one wish. You can click on a purpose, which will take you to others of that function, and a click on that posting will bring up the picture. You can search for some particular textile style, similarly.
    It is an interactive site and comments are welcomed, especially if you have more specific information regarding any piece. The Introduction gives a general background, and it is worth looking at the site regularly since the aim is to add a further 10 items a week.
  • March 22, 2011 10:14 PM | Deleted user

    Over the weekend, I heard from Judy in New Jersey about missing newsletters.  She gave me a call and we had the chance to discuss NELG. 

    While NELG has now a complete Newsletter listing, from the beginning of time, Once again - thanks to our members we were able to complete the set.

    Judy - thanks for the call.  I'll be looking forward to additional suggestions for NELG's future.



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