Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fine Art

Interested in poems and paintings?
Here are a couple links to view:

and beautiful paintings

Monday, November 28, 2011

Current Lace News

Lace News as described, per the blog administrator:  
is a resource for handmade lace researchers, collectors, makers, and other enthusiasts.  The primary emphasis is on bobbin and needle laces with other techniques examined, but less frequently

You will also find, a Calendar of Lace Events in the USA + Canada, AND link to an ongoing collection of lace videos at the Lace Video Channel.

Enjoy visiting this blog + links!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tatted lace samples

Special thx to Sheron who compiled a spreadsheet with links to doodles ...
She encourages us to share this information.   Job well done Sheron!

Sheron defines a doodle as:
What is a doodle?   To me a doodle is something that takes just
a few yards of thread, something you can make to finish off the
thread left on a shuttle after you finish a project, something that
takes 30 minutes or less for most tatters, something that can be
recognized when a stranger looks at it, something you give away.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Needle Lace

There is an interesting Needle Lace Bookmark Project
that I started ..... 

The instructions are detailed with pictures
and  I thought some of the fabulous
lacemakers I know, would enjoy the complimentary instructions!

I should unearth this project and finish it.

---------------------------- Edited

Forgot to add this link:
Visit the site:  Reticella Needle Lace, you will find wonderful diagrams, photographs!  

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nov 25th

November 25th is 
St. Catherine's Day
(Patron Saint of Lacemakers)

A calender
for more information 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mary Corbet

site will inspire you to
grab your needle and thread
with joy!

Visit the home page, or for lace
makers - check out her posts on

Friday, November 18, 2011

Poole Bobbin Lace Circle

Enjoy the site of 
with links to patterns, "lacey bits" 
and lace making in Spain.

Don't miss the 
Christmas bobbin lace pattern
found on

Enjoy the beautiful

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Comfort Doll Project

is an ongoing program
coordinated by
in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Hand made dolls
are collected and sent to
women's shelters
with card attached:

The Comfort Doll Project was started
in September of 2007, 
and coordinated by Pat Winter 
until 12/2009 when Brenda took over.

You may have read about the project
on-line, or in magazine articles.
Should you be interested in participating,


Monday, November 14, 2011


What fun to sew a block together, 
with an assortment of fabrics.

Add trims + laces.

Use your stash of  hand dyed ribbons, fibers,
beads + buttons ...

Embellish until you 
are happy with the results!


Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy browsing
 links to some of the 
creative Embellishing / Crazy Quilting experts:

Pin Tangle

Plays with Needles

Kitty + Me

Older Rose

Shaw k l


Saturday, November 12, 2011

2012 Lace Contest

Information on  
is available.

The Theme is "STAR".  
There is a category for Teachers and Professional Lacemakers
and two categories for non-professional Lacemakers.  
Three categories and several prizes!

Visit the
I.O.L.I. web site to
download the Contest details, rules, 
and entry form.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Donations of stars requested ....

is hosting the

59th Annual I.O.L.I. Convention
August 5-11, 2012
St. Paul, MN

They are requesting hand made lace Stars ...

Stars have five points
Size 2-3" in diameter
Any Lace Techinique
White or Silver Color
Size 20 or finer fibers

Questions?   Comments? 

--------------------Edited to add:
designed for the convention

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lacemaker and Shuttle Decorator ...

Head on over to the blog of

Diane "loves lace"
and her blog is a diary
of beautiful projects.

She also decorates tatting
shuttles and hosts a give away
now and again!

Don't miss her Lace Day
post and photographs!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Butterfly Project

The Holocaust Museum, (Houston:)
is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies
in an effort to remember the 1,500,000 children
who died in the Holocaust.

The museum will exhibit the butterflies
in the Spring of 2014.

Should you be interested in participating:
The size should be no larger than 8x10", made in
any medium the artist chooses - two-dimensional submissions preferred.
Glitter should not be used.   They would also like to have digital photographs.

Butterflies should be sent by December 31, 2012 to:

Holocaust Museum, Houston
Butterfly Project
Education Department
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

Comments? Questions?
Please contact them via e-mail, or visit their web site

Butterfly Pattern in Photograph:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ornament Class for November

Edited:  Photographs added

Please visit

Gina's blog:
October 27th post
for photos of the Bobbin Lace
ornament in progress.

In addition to bobbin lace ...

Carolyn has created a
Tatted Spiral Ornament
The tatted ornaments will 
be on display at the November meeting.

Members:   Make sure to check your e-mail
 for class updates 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Pincushion Contest

has announced
guidelines for the

There are five categories ...
follow the link
for details.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lace event in the area ....

has three classes scheduled
on November 12th.

The teachers are Merie Lettieri, Jennifer Titus,
 and Kaye Judt.

for more details !!!