Lafayette Lacemakers, Inc., is a charter of the International Organization of Lace, Inc. Our goal is to educate and develop an appreciation for lace + the fine art of lacemaking. We meet monthly for educational programs + workshops.
The Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, of Spokane WA, is now accepting teacher applications for our 19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop. Our theme for 2015 is “A Touch of Victorian Charm”, and the workshop will be held on April 17-18.
Have you: Designed a new and/or unique pattern or project? Developed a new technique or updated an old one? Updated an old pattern with modern techniques? Found a pattern or technique that you would like to share? Re-invented the wheel? If yes, we are interested in hearing from you.
We are seeking a mix of creative projects and a variety of techniques for all skill levels. The patterns do not need to relate to our theme, and may be original, published, fun, funky innovative, quirky or unique.
The next class, following the August meeting, will be needle lace. The needle lace ornament program will be led by Dagmar F. Patterns available at previous meeting - or check your e-mail for patterns / attachments.
Participants will have more time for filling stitches if the patterns are prepared ahead of time. The finished ornament(s) could be used on the Haan Masion wreath we are donating this year.
Ornaments will be sold individually + wreath (unsold ornaments) will be returned to our chapter for future use.
Images via The Project Gutenberg: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEEDLEWORK BY THÉRÈSE DE DILLMONT
The Shuttlebirds announce their contest for 2015. The Theme is : Victorian Charm. Currently, there are SIX categories - contest open to all tatters. Attendance at their annual workshop is not required. For additional details, follow THIS LINK.
Direct Link: http://sbspokane.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/a-touch-of-victorian-charm-theme-contest/
Sally Biggers USA Victoria Clarke Canada Jane Eborall UK Sandra Eichelberger USA Martha Ess USA Pam Freck USA Randy Houtz USA Nina Libin USA Sharren S. Morgan USA Erin Holloway Moseley USA Georgia Seitz USA Tonya Smith USA Karey Solomon USA Donna Thompson USA Shawna Wachs USA
The Portland Lace Society is hosting the 2015 Northwest Regional Lace Conference from June 18-21, 2015. It will be held in Newberg, OR at the George Fox University. The weekend will include classes, vendors, tours, and lots of fun with fellow lace makers!
Here are the classes being offered: For more details about the classes, see LINK here.
Beds and Bucks – all levels: Elizabeth Peterson
Continuing Skills in Bobbin Lace: Lynda Libby
Flanders/Binche: Sally Schoenberg
Idrija: Allie Marguccio
Milanese Lace – all levels: Louise Colgan
Spania Dolina: Dagmar Beckal-Machyckova
Tape Laces – Russian, Schneeberger and more: Maria Provencher
This Saturday, March 8, is our next meeting. The scheduled program is an Irish crochet project, presented by Anne Reaves. Supplies: Bring fingering weight yarn with appropriate crochet hook, or if you're really brave and have great vision, bring size 10 crochet cotton and appropriate hook. (Appropriate hook means you know if you crochet to gauge, tighter than gauge, or looser than gauge.)
At the end of the fiscal year, we turn in a volunteer hour count
to IOLI as part of our 501(3), tax exempt status.
Members report their unpaid time spent
during the meetings.
Keep Track of volunteer hours ... Those hours can consist of:
-Demonstration Hours. Event Chair will keep track of group demonstration hours, you are responsible for other events.
-Travel time to and from demonstrations
-Preparation time for meetings or programs
-Lafayette Lacemakers Board or Committee work
-IOLI Board work
-Making of items to be given away or donated