Saturday, November 30, 2013

From the December Arts Intersect Events Calendar:

Lafayette Lacemakers Upcoming Events
Lafayette Lacemakers, Inc at Dickens of a Christmas on

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 to 3:00, at Lafayette Brewing Company in historic downtown Lafayette.  We will be demonstrating various types of lacemaking techniques, including bobbinlace, needlelace, and tatting.

Exhibit at the West Lafayette Public Library, from December 1, through December 31.  Lace on display will include Christmas and non-Christmas hand-made lace items.  Stop and view the exhibit during normal library hours.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

News via I.O.L.I.

(I.O.L.I.)   The International Organization of Lace, Inc.  has a new website - Link HERE.

Effective immediately:    

Please note the new IOLI Library changes - Link HERE.     [or view changes on page 5, Fall 2013 The Bulletin].   When using e-mail to the librarian, please put "I.O.L.I." on the subject line.    E-mail link HERE.

I.O.L.I. Specialty Items with the new logo are on sale and available thru the Supply Chair.   
E-mail link HERE.     [or view list on pg 3, Fall 2013 The Bulletin.]

Mark your calendar:

August 2-9, 2014:  61st annual I.O.L.I. Convention
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

Hosted by I.O.L.I. and Gold Country Lacemakers

  "A Golden Rush of Lace"

Link to Convention Brochure - HERE.

To assist individuals in need of funding for convention:
Scholarship Applications due by January 1, 2014,
Contact Grants Committee Chair.   E-mail link HERE.

2014 I.O.L.I. Lace Contest Information
Theme:  "A Golden Rush of Lace"
"Postmark deadline for submitting completed
lace entries is on or before July 1, 2014"

I.O.L.I. proficiency Program for Lacemaking:
"Deadline for Requesting a journal Assessment for 2014:    March 1, 2014"

I.O.L.I. Membership Information:


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Carrickmacross Class

The class following our next meeting is on Carrickmacross Lace.  MEMBERS-- Please notify Sally asap if you will be needing a kit.   Details in e-mail and newsletter.

Carrickmacross – Learn a bit about the history and techniques of this distinctively Irish form of needle lace.  Bring very fine sharp scissors and a lamp (if possible)

I found [LINK HERE]
on the Lace Gallery Website:
    "An extract from “Carrickmacross Lace” by kind permission of the author, Nellie O’Cléirigh."

Photo of Finished Piece:

Monday, September 23, 2013

TIAS: Autumn 2013

Fall 2013 TIAS:   Tat it and See! 

Grab your shuttles and fibers ... 

a tatting mystery has begun. 

Sherry Pence,  aka Lady Shuttlemaker, is hosting Fall 2013 TIAS:   Tat It And See!   

 It is a tatting game, starting Sept 23rd 2013, with parts of a tatting pattern revealed over a few days.   

Are you new to TIAS?   Link to the Introduction - HERE.     

Per Sherry:   "Every couple of days I will release a new portion of the pattern. "   
The pattern, created by Sherry, will be posted 

Consider tatting along, or following the progress of your lace making friends - Link HERE.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Reminder ....

Feast of the Hunters' Moon

October 5-6, 2013

Saturday 9am - 5pm EDT

Sunday 9am - 4pm EDT


Fort Ouiatenon is located at 
3129 S. River Road, 
West Lafayette, IN USA 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.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Small lace samples are needed for Feast!!!

Members:   If you have time to make small lace samples,  please do!   For Feast, need to be 'period correct', so be conscious of color [no variegated or glittery threads] and don't get too fancy w/pattern.   No spiders are needed.

September's meeting will be a Lace-In.  

Need ideas?

pinterest board:   Link HERE

spread sheet with internet free patterns:    Link HERE

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Reminders ...

Saturday, August 24, 2013
1:00 to 5:00

3921 S River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Saturday, August 31
10:00 to 8:00

Morton Community Center 
222 North Chauncey Avenue 
West Lafayette , IN 47906 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tatted Lace Samples

Keep on creating tatted lace samples for the three demonstration events later this year.

Global Fest:   Anything goes, have fun with patterns + colors.

Feast:  Lace samples need to be 'period correct' so be conscioius of color + don't get too fancy w/pattern.

(spiders not needed this year.)

For Dickens:  may want to use holiday / Christmas colors, + remember we don't use a lot for this event.            

As always, keep track of your volunteer hours and turn in.

Looking for new patterns to try?    Check out this LINK --- a list of tatted doodles and on line links. 

Please check the latest newsletter for on-going reminders ; )

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lace Day

33rd Annual 
Ithaca lace Day + Conference

Oct. 11-14, 2013

2310 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Saturday, June 15, 2013


Information on Membership - Link HERE

Annual dues are
$10.00 per year

(July through June)

Please send to our Treasurer, 

or contact her for details.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tat Days

September 6-7, 2013
462 Sonrise Way 
Toccoa, GA  30577
[conference center:  706-886-3133]

The Palmetto Tatters 
Web Site Link HERE

Tatting Day(s)

Tatting Corner

Creative Thread Challenge

Interested in Participation???
Deadline for entries:
Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Tatting Corner

A Season to Tat

Fringe Element Tatters
“Fall Into Tatting” Weekend
September 27- 28, 2013
Best Western Hotel
Cambridge, Ontario
Theme:  A Season to Tat

Monday, May 13, 2013

2013 Lace Demonstrations

Blockhouse Opening
May 18
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Per Web Site:  Blockhouse Opening.   Saturday, May 18, 2013.  Come celebrate the season's opening of the Historic Fort Quiatenon Blockhouse Museum at Fort Quiatenon Park, 3921 South River Road, West Lafayette, IN.   Opening ceremonies begin at 1:00 with activities running through 5:00 p.m.

Global Fest
Saturday, August 31
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Feast Sampler
August 24
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Per Web Site:  Feast Sampler.   Saturday, August 24, 2013.   Get a preview of the 46th Feast of the Hunters' Moon at this year's Feast Sampler.   From 1-5pm

Feast of the Hunters' Moon
Saturday, October 5 [9-5]
Sunday, October 6 [9-4]

Saturday, December 7
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

----------------------- Note to Members:    Doodads needed.    See Newsletter for details.    If you are looking for new doodles to try, you may want to visit the Tatted Doodles pattern list.  

Monday, April 15, 2013

Who is talking about Lace Day???

From The Examiner (

Indiana lace day, April 13, 2013 (Photos)

by Rosemary Halsema

From Diane's Blog

2013 Indiana Lace Day

From Battatter's Blog

Lace Day 2013

From Knitter Bunny's Blog

All Over

Sunday, April 7, 2013

From J & C news ....

How to Make Lace

The Lafayette Lacemakers practice an art not many people will ever learn these days. Their talents will be on display at Indiana Lace Day on April 13.

Video - Link HERE

Article--April 5, 2013:  

At Indiana Lace Day, Lafayette crafters will share mesmerizing dance of hand and thread

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Open to all lacemakers

 If you are interested in participating,

the Lace In Bloom Contest pre-registration

 is due by Monday, April 8th.

Contest Details:   Link HERE

Indiana Lace Day is April 13, 2013

Indiana Lace Day information:  Link HERE

Monday, March 18, 2013

History of Lace


The Lafayette Lacemakers will be hosting a presentation at the Tippecanoe County  public Library
If you have never seen lace worked or are curious about lace in history, please come join us for the presentation and demonstrations:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
“A Brief History of Lace”

Presentation + Lace making demonstrations

of the Tippecanoe County Public Library System
627 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Irish for A Day, pattern by Sharren

I used Lizbeth, Scottish Thisle,
Size 20, Color number 175.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

March Class

March 9th Class:

Our program is on
Embroidered Cards.

Members:   Please check your e-mail for the March meeting agenda, announcements, and the supply list for the program.

Additional information has been added to the
2013 Lace Day Blog   -    Link Here

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February Class

February 9th Program:

~ a Knitter Bunny Pattern ~

Members:  check your e-mail for announcements, the February meeting agenda and knitted scarf pattern (class to follow meeting).   

Additional information has been added 
to the 2013 Lace Day Blog, Link HERE.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lace Day (In Illinois)

Sponsored by L.A.C.E.

June 8, 2013

Class Descriptions, Vendors, Registration - link HERE
Registration Form:  Link HERE
Location:   American Legion Hall, Downer's Grove, IL (Directions/map link HERE)

Details + Information on their web site, Link HERE

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Spring Fling 2013
GLLGI Lace Week end

1645 Commerce Park Drive
Chelsea Michigan

May 31 - June 2, 2013

Link to Information - HERE

Available classes are:
Holly Van Sciver - English Laces
Julie Nicholls - Needle Lace
Karey Solomon - Tatting
Pam Kirk - Knitting, Intermediate/Advanced, Beginners too.
Deborah Beever - Mirecourt Lace

Great Lakes Lace Group, Inc.
Web Site:

Thursday, January 17, 2013

2013 Convention announcement ...

EDITED 01/21/2013 .....

60th Annual IOLI Convention Co-hosted with the Beehive Lacers
August 4-10, 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah

Registration begins
on February 1, 2013.

Classes + Teachers - link HERE

Registration + Information - link HERE

Convention Updates - link HERE


Please share this with your members as soon as possible so they know of this change in the class schedule for 2013 IOLI classes. 
  • 2013 Teacher/Class update- Due to personal reasons, Vera Cockuyt has unfortunately had to cancel teaching at the upcoming convention.  
  • Her classes have been replaced in the morning by Sylvie Nguyen teaching Russian Lace A105 and in the afternoon by Dagmar Beckel-Machyckova teaching Spania Dolena P105.  Please refer to the 2013 convention website at for the new class descriptions and supply lists.
  • In addition, Holly Van Sciver will include Contemporary Lace with her Beds/Lester classes.  Please refer to the 2013 convention website at for an udated class description and supply list.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tatting: Onion Rings ...

Edited 1/21/2013:

The pattern for the above pictured motif ,
from the Georgia Seitz
web site -- Link HERE

Thanks Sally for showing the members
how to create Onion Rings.

It was a wonderful class last Saturday.
(Jan 12th)

Pretty!   Class Sample
tatted by Sally

Another class Sample
tatted by Sally.

The pattern is Clover Flower Edging

And this little thing:
was tatted by me.  How
awesome to learn a new tatting technique!

Thx Sally ; )

February's class:  Learn to read a knitting chart while working on a lacey shawl pattern from Kelli S.    

Tatting Conference

The Finger Lakes Tatting Group
Annual Tatting Conference
April 12 – 14, 2013
Lodi, New York
Theme:  Stars

Check in January 2013 for Registration Materials.

Link HERE - to map

Monday, January 14, 2013

workshop information

I found this on the Tatting Newsletter
from Bella Online:

Hello Tatters!

 Shuttlebirds workshop    
Registration opens at noon(PST), today.

Theme: Angels Among Us
Dates: April 19-20
Place: Spokane Valley, WA

New for this year:
A referral contest. Refer the most 1st time attendees and win a free 2-day registration.

1. Retro Tat-off - pre registration is required
2. Tat-off
3. Theme contest
4. Take something/Leave something exchange table
5. T-shirt in two styles

If you have trouble opening any of the files or would like a packet mailed,
please let me

See you in April!

Patti D
Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild

Check out their Face Book Page (Link - HERE)