Monday, June 18, 2018

Membership, Lace Challenge, Programs

Reminder:  Membership dues

It is time to Renew your Membership.

Annual Dues are $10.00.

Please contact 
Membership Chair
with comments/questions

New members are welcome!

Lafayette Lacemakers, Inc.,  is open to people interested in any aspect of lace
and lacemaking.  We extend our invitation to you to become better acquainted with lace.

Annual dues are
$10.00 per year

(July through June)
Lafayette Lacemakers provides support + resources for new lacemakers.  
Becoming a member of the lace group 
will not only put you in touch with other lace makers, 
but keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the lace world.

Benefits of Membership

Upcoming Programs:
July:  Lace-In.  (Anything in progress, including Introduction to Estonian knitted lace (June program). 
August:  led by Bette.  Holiday ornaments in any technique.  Bring any patterns or finished ones.
September:  No meeting or program.   Lace demo / community event on Sept 8th, TBA.
October:  Knitted Lace, led by Anne.  (either more Estonian or Shetland)
November:  Heart patterns in any technique.  Bring finished ones and patterns.
December:  No meeting - Holiday party
January:  Lace-in (Heart patterns in any technique, anything in progress)
February:  Knitted Lace (topic to be selected)

MEMBERS:  Please bring more ideas for future meetings.  Keep an eye on your email for further details.

Theme:  Jewelry
Participants:  Members of Lafayette Lacemakers
Technique:  Open to any lacemaking technique

MEMBERS:  Check you e-mail for additional guidelines.

Community Outreach:
July 7-8:  Canal Days Festival (Delphi, IN)
July 15:  Jasper Co Fair (Rensselaer, IN)
Sept 8:  TBA
Oct 6-7:  Feast of the Hunters' Moon (West Lafayette, IN)

Rosemarie's Heart Pattern

© Rosemarie Peel January 2007

Link HERE to the tatted heart pattern (photograph above).

Friday, June 15, 2018

Bulletin Board

Lace Events:

Sunday, July 22 - Saturday, July 28, 2018 
San Antonio, Texas
Link HERE for details.

June 22 & 23 2018 -  Torchon Lace Workshop with Sylvie Nguyen. 
Link to details HERE
[ and check out the FREE patterns, too.   Link HERE ]

Saturday, June 23

July 5 through July 7, 2018

Tatting Corner Tat Days 2018 - "Been There, Done Tat"

Link HERE for details.

  Link HERE for details.
[ and link HERE for favourite patterns ]

Link HERE - workshops
Link HERE - exhibits
[ btw, while you are visiting this site, make sure to check out
the FREE lace patterns.   Link HERE. ]

21st Annual Lace-In
The members of the Hedgehog Lace Guild invite you to attend.  
Offering a variety of lace classes.
September 8-9, 2018

Fringe Tatters Tat Days
13th "Fall Into Tatting" Weekend
September 21 - 22, 2018

Theme:  Bling it On!

Link here for details.

38th Annual Ithaca Lace Day
Sponsored by the Finger Lakes Lace Guild

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday 
October 5, 6, 7 & 8th, 2018

in the process of compiling the registration packet 
-- keep an eye on their web site, link HERE.

Great Lakes Lace
Group  Inc.
Lace Vacation
November 9, 10, and 11, 2018

Link HERE for details.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 9: Introduction to Estonian knitted lace

Photo above:  Knitting by Anne Reaves.
Pattern:  Queen Silvia Shawl

Following the business meeting on 6/9, Anne Reaves led our program:  Introduction to Estonian knitted lace.  She encouraged the members to try a 16 stitch sampler --  so, do you know what a "Nupp" is?

 Do you see the raised areas inside 3 of the four diamonds?  "Nupp".

 Do you know what to do when you have a yarn over at the end of a row -- and need to purl the next row?   Stumped?   Guess who knows .... Yes, Anne has the answer --  Just ask!

Thanks Anne for the wonderful presentation and sharing your expertise!

While we are on the subject of knitting, are you a knitter that throws?   Check out Continental knitting in the video below.   No more throwing yarn!

The July program (following business meeting) is a Lace In.   Please bring anything you have in progress, including the June sampler (Intro to Estonian knitted lace).   Or create a few dad/doodles for the cards we hand out at community events. 

Members -- check your e-mail for upcoming program details & guidelines for the Lafayette Lacemakers Lace Challenge.

Comments?  Questions?

Friday, May 11, 2018


Lafayette Lacemakers Meeting:

Just a reminder:  now we meet at the TCHA History Center at the NW corner
of Columbia  and 6th Streets in Lafayette (just 2 blocks south of the
TAF building where we used to meet).  

Last time I checked there was no
sign on the building but it is just across the street from the
Lafayette City Hall and Police Station that does have a sign.

On-street parking has no time limit on Saturdays but there is a
Farmers  Market in the morning just one block west of the History
Center so on-street parking may be hard to find.  

There is a parking
garage on 5th street just south of Columbia Street (one block west of
the TCHA History Center).

Enter the History Building on the east side, on the 6th Street
side where there are no stairs.

Sunday, April 8, 2018


 The April meeting will be the last one held at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation for at least a year while the building is being renovated.   Details and a map will be available soon for the new meeting location (beginning in MAY 2018.)

 Following the business meeting in April, members will work on dodads / doodles for handing out at lace demonstrations.  Patterns in newsletter.

Reminder -- Election of officers at the May meeting!

June: Knit sampler project with Anne R

Members - see newsletter + email.
Comments / Questions?   E-mail Lafayette Lacemakers  

Friday, February 9, 2018


Please note:    Saturday's meeting has been cancelled.   

Members:  Please see e-mail.

Winter, winter, and more winter .....

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Ice Drop pattern + TIAS in progress . . .

It is Superbowl Sunday.   From Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor:

Superbowl BD Ice Drop
by Wally Sosa

This pattern  was created to celebrate the On-line tatting class, 19th year online, Wally Sosa's birthday, and the gathering of international tatters on-line for a special Superbowl class -- 
link HERE:
for the pattern - using size 10 fiber.

Link HERE:
for the Home page of the On-line tatting class.


Are you tatting along with TIAS 2018?    Any guesses?



 flower vase? bouquet?

The Loch Ness Monster?

Follow the fun on Jane Eborall's blog, Tat It and See.