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  • January 04, 2017 9:40 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    As many of you know, the IOLI bulletins have been delayed as of late, including the winter issue.  IOLI is trying to get the information on the 2017 convention out as quickly as possible.  The hotel and Wednesday tour information will come shortly, but They have released the classes and registration forms.  Here are the links:

    Class information:

    Registration Form:

  • December 23, 2016 11:12 AM | Elisabeth Wagner

    My daughter is a professional costume technician and also a lacemaker and has been a NELG  member. She has a six week contract to work in Connecticut at the Hartford Stage, starting January 18th.The commute from my house in Brookline, MA is to long for a daily commute so she is looking for a room to rent for this time. If anyone of you would know of a possibility, I would greatly appreciate if you could contact me at or my phone (617)3199101. Many thanks, Elisabeth 

  • December 18, 2016 5:13 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Those on the Arachne list organize an ornament exchange every year.  Most are simple laces, but it gives you a view into how well these simple laces can be used.  Jenny Brandis has posted the pictures on her site in Australia, .


  • December 13, 2016 10:06 AM | Patty Foley

    I had the fortunate opportunity to be interviewed for an article for the Blue Muse magazine.


  • December 12, 2016 10:32 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Carolyn Hasting's husband Jeremy passed away on Dec 8.  While she has not been able to attend a lot of meetings lately, Carolyn has been Vice President as well as an early web mistress in the past for NELG.  Here is a link to Jeremy's obituary:

    I wish to extend condolences on the behalf of NELG.

  • December 04, 2016 10:03 AM | Katherine Moore (Administrator)

    I'm sorry to have to report that Father Stan Kolasa of Sacred Hearts Retreat Center passed away on December 2.  An obituary is posted on the Sacred Hearts website.

    Lace in Wareham is canceled for December, but Sacred Hearts' annual Christmas Open House will be held as planned on Sunday, December 11 from 1 - 5 p.m.

  • December 01, 2016 3:27 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Marjorie found a link to a video on lace in Puerto Rico, .  For those who may be unaware, there has been a lace tradition in Puerto Rico for a long time, and IOLI once held a convention there.  I found the video well worth watching.  Enjoy.

  • November 21, 2016 8:26 AM | Carolyn Wetzel

    Thanks, Patty F, for posting photos from the NELG booth at the New England Fiber Festival on the IOLI Facebook page! We had a great turnout of volunteers and a steady stream of visitors.

  • November 20, 2016 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    For those who love this lace, but have not yet had the courage to give it a try, there is a great post on the Let's Lace blog about Binche:


  • November 15, 2016 7:01 PM | Katherine Moore (Administrator)

    I had a call from Sister Claire at Sacred Hearts this afternoon; unfortunately she has to cancel lace in Wareham this month.  Father Stan is not well and has some medical appointments.  I don't have particulars at the moment but will share them when/if I can.  

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