Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Meeting announcement

Following Saturday's business meeting, we will be creating jewelry with french knitting spools.       
Please bring a spool knitter, fiber and beads on Saturday.   

MEMBERS:  please check your in box for two e-mails.  One for Saturday's meeting (details)  
AND a separate e-mail on the lace jewelry challenge criteria

Photos:    by Bette (lower), by Carol (top)

Friday, January 11, 2019


This section of Indiana and many other counties and States are under a Winter Storm Warning, starting tonight Fri 1/11 at midnight and ending on Sat 1/12 at midnight.  

Due to the weather forecast,
there will be
NO Lafayette Lacemakers meeting 
on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Bulletin Board

Lace Events:
edited 31 Jan 2019 

2019 IOLI Convention 
Co-hosted with the Walla Walla Lacy Lacers and
Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild
July 21-27, 2019, Spokane Valley, WA
The 2019 Convention Hotel is Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley, WA
Link HERE for details.

13th Annual Winter Lace Conference
February 15-17, 2019
 The conference is being held at the Crowne Plaza 
(3131 South Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

Allie Marguccio:  Explore the Possibilities with Idrija Lace
March 16-17
Eaglewood Resort Itasca. IL
Link HERE - for details
[ and check out the FREE patterns, too.   Link HERE ]

North Carolina Regional Lacers
Annual Lace Day and 30th Anniversary
April 13, 2019
Robert & Pearl Seymour Center
Chapel Hill, NC --

Finger Lakes Tatting Conference 2019
April 5-7, 2019
Lodi Firehouse, Route 414, Lodi, NY

Great Lakes Lace
Group  Inc.
Spring Fling Retreat 
May 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2019
Pleasant Lake, MI
Lace Vacation
November 8, 9, 10, 2019
Pleasant Lake, MI
Link HERE for details.  

 Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, of Spokane WA
23rd Annual Tatting Workshop and Retreat
Ross Point Camp + Conference Cntr, Post Falls, Idaho
May 2 – 5, 2019
Our theme will be ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’.
Link HERE for blog.   Link HERE for FB site.

 2nd Annual Tatting Corner Tat Days 2019
Theme:  The Wild Life of Tatting
July 11, 2019 8am - July 13, 2019 6pm EDT
Best Western Plus, 2114 E. 59th Street, Anderson, Indiana
Link HERE for guild dates/times.

2019 Tat Days Theme 
"A Needle with a Tail, what Tales will it tell?
 September 5-8, 2019
Toccoa, GA

Fringe Tatters, Cambridge, ON
September 27-28, 2019
 Hilton Garden in Cambridge Ontario
14th "Ring a Ding" Weekend

 Lace Embrace*

October 5, 2019
"Seasons of Lace"
Summer Sizzle:  Gone Fishin'
Link HERE for details

*It is also our 25th annual event and we are planning a big celebration!  Our event is always free and we give every attendee a goodie bag!  Everyone is welcome!!

Annual Ithaca Lace Day
Sponsored by the Finger Lakes Lace Guild
2019:   Ithaca Lace Day
Ithaca Lace Day is generally the Saturday before Columbus Day*, at the Clarion Inn (formerly the Ramada Inn Airport) in Ithaca, New York, on Triphammer Road in front of The Shops at Ithaca Mall.
-- web site, link HERE.

Tartu 2020
19th OIDFA Congress
31st July to 2nd August, 2020
There will be a competition with the theme ‘Fairy Tale’; 
closing date for entries: 30th April 2020.

Greater Milwaukee Tatting 
Link HERE for details.
Link here for photos!

Website link - HERE
Facebook page link - HERE
Details HERE.
Group Info HERE.

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


Portland Annual Lace Day 
will be Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Milwaukie Community Center
 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, OR
Link HERE for details

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


There will be no meeting or program in December.   
Members:  keep an eye on your e-mail for Holiday Party details!

Following the January meeting will be a Lace-In.  Members + guests bring what you would like to work on.   Suggestions include unfinished bobbin lace 3D bunny, lace knitting, or a project in progress.

Following the February meeting will be a knitted lace program.
[Topic to be selected].   Keep an eye on the calendar section - and members watch your e-mail!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Lace Contest

Please Visit Lenka's Way of Lace
for the 2nd Challenge 2019.

Free pattern with working diagrams and instructions

Winners will be announced, and online exhibition opened on April 8, 2019 here:

Details - HERE.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Exhibit and Demonstration ....

Members of the Lafayette Lacemakers
are demonstrating

December 11, 2018
2-4 pm


December 28, 2018
1-3 pm

West Lafayette, IN 47906.

December 1, 2018 thru January 6, 2018
The Lafayette Lacemakers 
will have a holiday exhibit at the

Please check the library website ( ) for library hours during the holiday season.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Meeting + Program


Following the meeting, our November program theme is

Heart patterns in any technique.  Bring finished ones and patterns.

  Valentine Lace -- 
Knitting Pattern link here.

 Small Tatted Heart, Designed by Betsy Evans, c. 1998

Lafayette Lacemakers meet at 9 a.m.
on the
Second Saturday
of each month

During the TAF renovations (probably a year), 
we will be meeting at the TCHA History Center, 
located at the NW corner of Columbia  and 6th Streets in Lafayette 
(just 2 blocks south of the TAF building where we used to meet).  

Currently, there is no sign on the TCHA History Center.  
The building is  across the street from the 
Lafayette City Hall and Police Station which do have signs.

On-street parking has no time limit on Saturdays; however, keep in mind, there is a
Farmers  Market in the morning, one block west of the History Center.     

In addition to on on-street parking spaces, there is FREE parking on Saturday
 at the Columbia Block Parking Facility, 
(located south of Columbia Street -- one block west of the TCHA History Center) 
Columbia Block Parking Facility
18 No Fifth St
Lafayette, IN   

Enter the History Building on the east side, on the 6th Street side.  
Doors to the building open at 8:45am, meeting begins at 9am, followed by program.