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Lace Group

NELG Annual Retreat and Workshops

  • May 15, 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • May 17, 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • Sacred Hearts Retreat Center, Wareham, MA

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Our annual retreat and workshops will be held from Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 at the beautiful Sacred Hearts Retreat Center in Wareham, Massachusetts.  Check in starts on Thursday afternoon, May 14. 

We are very excited to welcome the following teachers to this year’s event.

Allie Marguccio will be offering a workshop in Idrija Lace. Allie's class is now full and there is a wait-list. Allie’s husband will be selling Idrija lace supplies. On Saturday evening at 7 pm, Allie will give a talk about her lace apprenticeship in Idrija. All are welcome to attend.

Holly Van Sciver will be teaching English laces. Van Sciver Bobbin Lace will also be our vendor.

More detailed information regarding specific arrival times, charges and classes are available here. Registration is open from February 1 through May 5. Please note that to guarantee delivery for retreat, if you want to order a commemorative bobbin the deadline is March 1.

Our commemorative bobbins this year are being supplied by Margaret Wall. A sample of the bobbins 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.

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