Saturday, November 19, 2022

A Time to Give Thanks:






We will be meeting in person as a group
next year 

 on Saturday,  January 14, 2023.

We will gather at 9:00 a.m. to socialize and make lace.

Location:   The Arts Federation (TAF)
638 North St.
Lafayette, IN USA

We welcome guests!   
If you have met some of our members at one of our demonstrations, please feel free to join us.   Bring your latest project(s)!

Members:  please watch your email for additional details.

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Feel free to look at some of the
patterns available on the blog.











 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

November Meeting Announcement

 





We will be meeting in person as a group
on Saturday,  November 12, 2022.
We will gather at 9:00a.m. to socialize and make lace.

Location:   The Arts Federation (TAF)
638 North St.
Lafayette, IN USA

We welcome guests!   If you have met some of our members at one of our demonstrations, please feel free to join us.   Bring your latest project(s)!

This gathering will include an overview of lace group OIDFA (The International Bobbin and  Lace Organization).   As always please bring your show and share, what you’re currently making… favorite Christmas pattern or recipe … & holiday traditions you grew up with.

Members, please check your email later this week for details.



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Knitting pattern (in photograph) can be found on Ravelry.

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/risoni-bias-scarf
Risoni Bias Scarf by Knit Purl
(available for FREE)

Another nice pattern to try:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/risoni-triangle-scarf
Risoni Triangle Scarf Pattern by Janet Avila
(available for FREE

Friday, October 7, 2022

October Meeting

 

                            

We will be meeting in person as a group
on Saturday, October 8, 2022.
We will gather at 9:00a.m. to socialize and make lace.

Location:   The Arts Federation (TAF)
638 North St.
Lafayette, IN USA


Business Meeting 9:15 a.m.
Lafayette Lacemakers participation in the Feast
Show-n-Tell
Members check your e-mail for additional information


We welcome new members.
Guests are invited to attend our meetings. 



 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.






Monday, October 3, 2022

B. Catherine (Cathy) Kozlowski, 1949-2022

 Cathy Kozlowski, 1949-2022

Cathy Kozlowski, avid lacemaker and embroiderer, passed away on July 26, 2022.  She was a member of I.O.L.I. and the Lafayette Lacemakers.  Cathy served as I.O.L.I. Librarian for almost 20 years from 2001 until 2020.  As a librarian in her early professional life, she organized the IOLI collection, and she loved shopping for new acquisitions.  Cathy co-chaired the 2016 IOLI Convention in Indianapolis, IN.

 [Picture of Cathy giving instructions for the Convention.]

Cathy served in several offices for Lafayette Lacemakers.  She was currently the Treasurer for the chapter and liaison to the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon where our group demonstrated. Kelli S. recalled, “About once a year I would mail her all of the little bits and bobs leftover from my tatting which she would attach to the Lafayette Lacemakers business cards to hand out.” 

Cathy was an active lacemaker.  She often traveled to lace workshops where she studied numerous bobbin laces.  Cathy also enjoyed drawing lace patterns and tatting. Anne M remembered, “We tended to like the same kinds of lace challenges. I was standing with Ulrike in the display room at an IOLI convention when Ulrike realized Cathy had made two of her butterflies. I sure didn't take on that challenge.  I was never surprised at the varied things Cathy wanted to learn.  She wanted to soak up everything.” 

Over the years, Cathy hosted several of the group workshops in her home.  

[Attached picture – Chris M, Cathy, Kate H, Cindy H with instructor Ulrike V.   2001] 

 Kelli recalled, “I learned wire tatting from Carolyn R at Cathy's house.  We all piled around her table and showed off works in progress and finished projects, chatted, had lunch, and made fun wire tatting motifs.”

As an active member of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Cathy was juried into the prestigious Fiber Forum, the EGA’s exhibit of embroidered works of exceptional merit. 

Kelli remembers that Cathy was always ready to demonstrate. [picture from Feast of the Hunters’ Moon] “She regularly attended the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Global Fest, and Dickens of a Christmas.  And she was fun to demonstrate with too! Man did she love to dress up in her period costumes.”  

Bette C recalled, “We all know she never saw a book she didn’t like. She preferred the books with history in them.  Cathy was a librarian before she went to school to learn computer languages.”

Chris M and Cathy were both collecting English bobbins on E-Bay in the early 2000s.  “We were both bidding on the same bobbin, and I won the bid. Next time I saw her, she brought up the bobbin…..So we decided that this would not happen very often again, and it never did.” 

Everyone who knew Cathy recognized that she was opinionated.  Bette remembers discussions on symmetry vs. asymmetry, and “why would you even look at pink when a bold red was available?  She wrote a poem on that one….on deficiencies of pink.”

Kelli added, “I also have very distinct memories of Cathy and how she constantly pushed me to join I.O.L.I. (which I resisted for years), pushed me to learn new laces and new techniques (which I did), and pushed me to teach lace making.  I will forever be grateful to Cathy for asking me to teach a wire knitting class at the 2016 I.O.L.I. Convention in Indianapolis, and then having the chutzpah to ask me to take over when the knitting teacher had to cancel her classes.  Cathy believed in me and I'm not sure I would be teaching at I.O.L.I. without that push from her.”   

Cathy worked at Purdue University until her retirement, after which she traveled frequently.  She enjoyed good food with a fine wine. Charlotte N recalled that Cathy was a scuba diver and she also liked going on cruises. Over the years, she shared her home with her beloved retired racing Greyhounds and Papillons.  We will miss her so much.


Lafayette Lacemakers

Lafayette, IN








Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Feast of the Hunters' Moon

 

Members of the
 Lafayette lacemakers
will be demonstrating 
on
October 1-2, 2022
9am-5pm (SA)
9am-4pm (SU)

at
2129 So. River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
 



Event Hours

SATURDAY: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
SUNDAY: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Lafayette Lacemakers will be in craft booth 104,  next to the fence, looking downhill at the flag poles and the Blockhouse Arena. 

Map and information here… 

 ( http://feastofthehuntersmoon.org/schedule/2022- event/ )


Directions


Fort Ouiatenon is located at 3129 S. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906. 
If you are coming from the:
  • North – Take I-65 to exit 178 and turn south on North River Road. In West Lafayette, cross State Street and continue on South River Road for approximately 1 mile. At the intersection with US231, proceed through the traffic signal and continue on South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • East – Take I-65 to exit 172 and head westbound on South Street. Take South Street (becoming Columbia Street) through Lafayette and cross the Wabash River (becoming State Street) to the intersection with River Road. Turn left on South River Road and proceed for approximately 1 mile. At the intersection with US231, proceed through the traffic signal and continue on South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • South – Take US231 North across the Wabash River and turn left at the first traffic signal after crossing the river on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • West – Take Indiana SR 26 to the intersection with US 231. Turn right on US 231 South. Continue south on US 231 for approximately 2 miles. Turn right at the traffic signal on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.

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Last Photograph:   
Bobbin Holder Pattern - Crochet.  
Pattern by Carolyn R. 


Crochet Hook H - Sugar & Cream Cotton Yarn

Ch 32
Dc in 5th chain from hook, ch 1
*Skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1*
* to * across to beginning
Cut yarn, pull all ends thru loop

There should be 12 holes









Sunday, September 4, 2022

September meeting announcement

 

 We will be meeting as a group on
Saturday, September 10, 2022.  

We will gather in person at 9:00 a.m. 
to socialize and make lace.  

Location:   The Arts Federation (TAF)
638 North St.
Lafayette, IN USA



This meeting will have a little bit of "This 'n That" :

 We will be attaching lace samples, a.k.a. bits & bobs, to our chapter business cards.   If you have small samples, please bring them.

We will have Show-n-Tell.

Will will talk about Feast of the Hunters' Moon appropriate clothing
and history of Fort Quiatenon. Plus, sign up sheet for the Feast.

Should time allow, review of lucet made cords and beginners tatting.
  

Members, watch for email with additional details.

We welcome new members.
Guests are invited to attend our meetings. 

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Some of our Members
will be demonstrating 
how to make lace on 
September 10, 2022 
11am-3pm
 3534 Prophetstown Rd, 
Battle Ground, IN 47920

Stop by and say hello!


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Last Photograph:

Knitted Bobbin Holder pattern can be found on Ravelry.  This is a free Ravelry download.    I used Knitted Ribbons, a Knitter Bunny Pattern - Ribbon Three  Instead of casting on 100 - I cast on 28 which gave me 12 openings for bobbins.  





Monday, August 29, 2022

Demonstration:

Our Members
will be demonstrating 
how to make lace on 
 
September 10, 2022 
11am-3pm

 3534 Prophetstown Rd, 
Battle Ground, IN 47920





Stop by and say hello!

Ask us about our chapter.


We welcome new members.
Guests are invited to attend our meetings. 



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last photograph:     (tatting pattern for Carollyn's Square, can be found on her blog.   Link HERE.)




Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Feast of the Hunters' Moon

Members of the
 Lafayette lacemakers
will be demonstrating 
on
October 1-2, 2022
9am-5pm (SA)
9am-4pm (SU)

at
2129 So. River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
 



Event Hours

SATURDAY: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
SUNDAY: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Directions


Fort Ouiatenon is located at 3129 S. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906. 
If you are coming from the:
  • North – Take I-65 to exit 178 and turn south on North River Road. In West Lafayette, cross State Street and continue on South River Road for approximately 1 mile. At the intersection with US231, proceed through the traffic signal and continue on South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • East – Take I-65 to exit 172 and head westbound on South Street. Take South Street (becoming Columbia Street) through Lafayette and cross the Wabash River (becoming State Street) to the intersection with River Road. Turn left on South River Road and proceed for approximately 1 mile. At the intersection with US231, proceed through the traffic signal and continue on South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • South – Take US231 North across the Wabash River and turn left at the first traffic signal after crossing the river on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • West – Take Indiana SR 26 to the intersection with US 231. Turn right on US 231 South. Continue south on US 231 for approximately 2 miles. Turn right at the traffic signal on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.




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Pattern in photograph:   Fortuna Square Tatted Motif can be located on facebook.   Link HERE.