Monday, April 15, 2024

May and June program announcement

Our programs for the month of 
May and June
will be on Lace ornaments + Lace Icicles.

We will be creating bobbin lace ornaments,
and a bobbin lace icicle.
We will be creating tatted icicles and 
drops [some w/split rings].
You are welcome to use your own supplies
or send Carolyn an email re. kits.

We invite guests to join us.   If you would
like to participate, please let us know ahead
so we can have supplies available for you.

If you are a beginner, or would like to give
lacemaking a try, you are welcome. 
Drop us an email.

If you have comments or questions, please contact

Closer to the program dates, we will
have a post up on the blog with location and details.

Members:  Please keep an eye on your email.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

April Meeting Announcement



    This month's meeting will be at the:

Klondike Library
    3062 Lindberg Rd
    West Lafayette  47906

The meeting will start at 10:00 
(when library opens) 
and we have the public room reserved until 1:00.

Our program will be on tatted icicles.    

Members - please see your email for supplies needed to work the pattern.  
Or you may purchase a printed pattern and kit.   

As always, you may also bring something else to work on.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Lace Bits

FLLG Annual Retreat 
"Lace for All Seasons"

Casowasco Camp + Retreat Center
158 Casowasco Drive
Moravia, NY

September 5-8, 2024

"ABCs of Tatting" - All about Being Creative
Ridgecrest Conference Center

Ridgecrest, NC
August 22 - 25, 2024

Link here for teachers.
Link here for 2024 schedule

The 2023 OIDFA Congress Pattern Book  is available for sale – purchase digital or printed versions:  

 Information for the OIDFA Virtual Congress 2024 is on the website.  Registration starts February 5.  Registration is open to anyone.  Attached is the list of lectures and classes.

Save the Date:

21st OIDFA World Lace Congress and General Assembly 2025
It is official!  OIDFA Congress 2025 will be held in Bulgaria – Karlovo & Kalofer. Congress dates are 16-18 August 2025.
The Congress includes Bulgaria’s national lace festival on 15 August 2025 and continues with exhibits, lectures, events, vendors, and Congress.
See OIDFA Bulletin 3 for more information.
Courses: 11-14 August 2025
National Lace Festival: 15 August 2025
Congress: 16-18 August 2025
Tour: 19-23 August 2025

Friday, March 15, 2024

Tatting: Shamrocks

This is one of Gina's (a.k.a. The Tatting Goddess) Tatting Patterns.
She posted about the shamrocks, HERE.

Many of her patterns are now located on Jane Eborall's web page.
New Link(s) to:


Saturday, March 9, 2024

Lace Bits

 71st Annual I.O.L.I. Convention

Co-hosted with the Music City Lacers

Monday, July 1 to Saturday, July 6, 2024

Nashville, Tennessee USA

Link HERE for details.

Public Day Information:

FREE and open to ANYONE AND EVERYONE! Bring your family! Bring your friends! Spend a couple of hours viewing the AMAZING works of art our teachers produce!! Visit our Vendor Hall…oh, so MANY goodies!!! Visit our Display room where lacers display their work.
Are you a “crafty” person? Maybe you’re not but want to see something different AND FREE!
Come one. Come all! You’re invited to the 71st annual International Organization of Lace, Inc. (I.O.L.I.) Public Day. Hosted by I.O.L.I. and the Music City Lacers. Entry is free.
Imagine: Enter into a kaleidoscope-fantasy entryway with July 4th balloons EVERYWHERE. Smell the popcorn, hear the music. Then as you walk along the aisle, view the Bobbin Lace, Tatting, Knitting, and SO MUCH MORE. Teachers (20+ teachers from so many different lace disciplines) displaying their designed and worked art pieces.
Proceed into the vendor room where there is something for everyone; books, tools, finished items for sale, mementoes, jewelry…oh, so much more!!! Then, when you can tear yourself away from all the goodness, proceed out the door down to where you can partake of a bag of popcorn and a glass of lemonade. REMEMBER: only the first 50 get the free popcorn and lemonade.
Maybe then, you follow the signs to the display room where people have set up displays for their art. Spend some time here and marvel at the talent, the colors; the DIVERSITY of lace.
Come early!! Stay Late!!! We hope to see you there.
Events to see: The Teacher Showcase, the Vendor Hall, and the Display Room. So much to see. So little time to see it in!!
WHEN: July 5th, 2024, 6p.m. to 9p.m.
WHERE: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN USA

"llinois Fiber Festival 2024!
We hope to see you at Copper Creek Church,
2202 W Curtis Rd, Champaign IL USA
Saturday, March 16 from 10-4.

There will be over a dozen vendors showcasing the best of the best of fibers. They’ll be something there for everyone including yarn, roving, fiber batts, rug yarn, finished goods, yarn bowls, and CLASSES. Our offered course schedule is impressive but limited"

Hoosier Hills
Fiber Festival

Held in Franklin, Indiana, at the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds

250 Fairground St, Franklin, IN 46131   

Free Parking & Free Admission

May 31-June 1, 2024

July 11-13, 2024

Seventh Annual
Tatting Corner Tat Days

Chesterfield, Indiana USA

Details can be found on their web site - Link Here.