Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Festival

web site:

"Join us as our downtown is transformed into Victorian England.  The festivities run from 10 AM to 6 PM. Throughout the day, there will be live performances by choirs and entertainers, roving carolers, Holiday Farmers’ Market, Riverside Skating Rink sessions, artisans in costume demonstrating their craft, carriage rides, and of course, the Dickens and Victorian street characters! "

The Lafayette Lacemakers will 
be demonstrating lacemaking 
in a front window at
Lafayette Brewing Company 
on Main Street (Lafayette, IN.)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Feast of the Hunter's Moon

September 22, 2012
9-5 E.D.T.

September 23, 2012
9-4 E.D.T.

Site 104:  Lafayette Lacemakers

The Feast is held on the grounds of Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park    (3129 South River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana)    a primitive country setting, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana.

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 on the Indiana SR 43 south. At the intersection of Indiana SR 43 and Indiana SR 26, continue south on US 231 for approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the traffic signal on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.
  • East - Take I-65 to exit 172 and turn on to Indiana SR 26 west. Take Indiana SR 26 through Lafayette and across the Wabash River to the intersection with Indiana SR43 and US231. Turn left on US 231 south. Continue south on US 231 for approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the traffic signal on to 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 Indiana SR 43 and US 231. Turn right on US 231 south. Continue south on US 231 for approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the traffic signal on to South River Road. Proceed south for approximately 2 miles.

For more information:
Visit their web site or

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cancellation of Event

Announcement re. Global Fest:

The event has been cancelled
due to weather concerns.

Details HERE

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Fall into Tatting" Weekend

Fringe Element Tatters
“Fall Into Tatting” Weekend
September 28 – 29, 2012     *** CHECK  THE  NEW DATE ***
Cambridge, Ontario
Theme:  Knotty Tatters

Visit the on-line site for photographs of the projects

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Shopping, Demonstrations - 29 Participants

Jul 27, 2012

Jul 28, 2012

Demonstrations, coupons, 
games/prizes + shopping

29 Participating stores -
visit Web Site
for details

1500 No Reed Road
Kokomo, IN 46901

$5 Admission

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lace Fence

There was an article link
going around Facebook -
and, I was asked to share on this blog.

These are lace fences.

Please visit the web site for more images.

Ukrainian Ornament - Workshop

Diamond Ornament

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Teacher:   Terri Bay

123 Country Club Drive
Schererville, IN

Sign Up Deadline:  August 7, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tippecanoe Steam + Gas Power Show

32nd Annual Tippecanoe Steam & Gas Power Show

Show Dates: Thursday, August 2 through Saturday, August 4, 2012

Times: Thursday, Friday & Saturday -- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST

Tippecanoe County Amphitheater

West Lafayette, IN 47906

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chinese Knotting Basics

Following the July Business Meeting
Cathy K will instruct
3-5 basic Chinese Knots

Please bring books you may have on 
Chinese Knotting

Supplies needed for class:

Rattail Cord (recommend 2 colors)
Ball-headed pins
Cork board or a shallowly sloped cookie pillow
Ruler or Tape Measure

These are some of my Rattail cord spools.
It is also available by-the-yard in the lace/trim department 
at JoAnn Fabrics and other fabric stores.   

Monday, July 9, 2012

L.A.C.E. Guild Lace Day (2013)

Save the Date!

The Lacemakers + Collectors Exchange
(otherwise known as L.A.C.E.)
will host the

June 8, 2013
10am - 4pm

American Legion Hall
4000 Saratoga Avenue
Downer's Grove, IL 60515

The doors will open for classes, demonstrations
and vendors at 10:00 a.m.

Please visit the L.A.C.E. website
for details +/or
contact Susie Johnson, Chairman

32nd Annual Ithaca Lace Day + Conference

presents the
32nd Annual Ithaca
Lace Day + Conference

Oct 5-8, 2012

Ramada Inn Airport
2310 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY

More Information

Lace Day (on Saturday)
Is Free and Open to the Public

Workshops, Sales, Demonstrations,
Lace Exhibits, lectures,
Try-it-Yourself Table, Lace + Bobbin Prizes

Workshops Include:
Suffolk Lace
Hinojosa Lace
Contemporary Lace
Withof + More
Introduction to Bobbin Lace

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pouches ...

Edited 7/16/2012:

Finished your fair entries?

Have some fabric left overs?

Maybe you need an ort container --
Or, you'd like to make them for your friends !!!


Primitive Gatherings

Needling Things

Or, feeling more ambitious?

How about creating a pouch for your lace ...


Quilts A Lott

Enjoy the day --- stay COOL
this heat wave is extreme!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Looking for inspiration?

Feeling the heat?   Opting for indoor air?   

Check out Tutto Ricamo blog -- it is sure to inspire!

Embroidery, lace, whitework ... a wonderful blog to view.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tat Days

Fringe Tatters

September 28-29, 2012


Cambridge, Ontario
Theme:  Knotty Tatters

Please visit their blog for details

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Poncetto Needle Lace

This needle lace book is available on-line via The Smithsonian Archives - It is in English.   

Jeanine blogging at Italian Needlework had this information on her blog post:   "Old Poncetto Book in English".   Her blog has many posts + photographs re lace.  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tenth Anniversary

Tat Days

September 7-8, 2012

Visit their website for more details 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

save the date ...

12th Annual Tatting Day
will be held at
on November 17, 2012.

See website for details.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Indiana State Museum

is going to be 

thru June 30th.

Per their web site:     See how creative knitters and crocheters can get as they yarnbomb iconic museum features. This creative art will “hit” the museum just in time for summer.

Indiana State Museum
650 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN

Mon-Sat 9-5
Sun 11-5

Sunday, May 20, 2012

special tatting (class project photograph)

putting together the

September 7-8, 2012

"Blast from the Past"

One of the class projects is:

"In memory of Regina Brummett: Gina, our Tatting Goddess."

Follow the links for additional information.

In the past, there have been CDs for sale with patterns.
Not sure if this will be available after the event.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Need a refresher on cord making
using a lucet???

Here are a few links to basic instructions:

Or video from You Tube:

Enjoy cord making today ....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2012 Tippecanoe County Fair

Mark your Calendars:

July 21 - 28, 2012

(More details to follow)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Romanian Point

This is a program for Members only.

March 10:
Romanian Point Lace Hedgehog

Patterns have been
distributed ahead of the meeting
for members to prepare for the class.

The meeting begins at 9am.

See the newsletter for details.  

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Remembering Gina .....

I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow
Of smiles when day is gone.

I'd like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times, and laughing times,
and bright and sunny days.

I'd like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done.

Feast of the Hunter's Moon


Attending Lace Exhibit

Project on Display
at Lace Exhibit

Christmas Party

Feast of the Hunter's Moon

July 2011

Links to On-line Tributes:

Feb 17, 2012

Autumn Corsage

Two Tone Tatting (set)

RPL - original design