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NELG Annual Retreat and Workshops

  • May 13, 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • May 15, 2016
  • 2:00 PM
  • Sacred Hearts Retreat Center, Wareham, MA

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Our annual retreat and workshops will be held from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15 at the beautiful Sacred Hearts Retreat Center in Wareham, Massachusetts.  Check in starts on Thursday afternoon, May 12. 

We are very excited to welcome the following teachers to this year’s event. Louise Colgan will be offering a workshop on Milanese lace.  Holly Van Sciver will be teaching beginning, intermediate or advanced Torchon, Bedfordshire, Bucks Point, Lester, Honiton, Russian, Hungarian, contemporary lace and more. Holly will also be our vendor. Please note that both workshops are now full and we have started a waitlist. 

More detailed information regarding specific arrival times, charges and classes are available hereRegistration is open from February 1 through May 1. Please note that to guarantee delivery for retreat, the deadline for ordering a commemorative bobbin is March 1.

Our commemorative bobbins this year feature the iconic Cape Cod canal railroad bridge and are being supplied by Chris Parsons. A photo of the design is available here.

When you aren't making lace, you might like to explore the grounds of the Retreat Center, which is located on 118 acres on Buzzards Bay. You will find a beautiful meditation garden, as well as woods, meadows, and a beach, great for walking and bird watching. There is even a beach house where you can make lace by the water – weather permitting. Evenings are a great opportunity to gather for a visit with new and old friends. The atmosphere at the retreat is relaxed, and has over the years become a high point of the weekend. Meals are served family style; the food is simple and wholesome.

This is a great time to spend time with your fellow lace makers, exchanging news, learning about one another's newest lace achievements or enthusiasms, and making plans for future lace adventures.

You can find out more information about the retreat center - including directions - at the Sacred Hearts website.

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