Monday, October 5, 2015

Tatting Event:

Zig-Zag Corner Quilts & Baskets LLC is proud to present 
“A Snowman’s Tale” 
Eden United Methodist Church 
Greenfield, Indiana

Thursday – November 12th 12:30 to 8:30pm
Friday – November 13th 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. 
Saturday, November 14th 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Additional Information -- LINK HERE

Thursday, October 1, 2015

National Lace Day


Oct. 1st is National Lace Day.  

Celebrate lacemaking by demonstrating 

and providing education to the public. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Friday, September 25, 2015
5:30-7:00 p.m.
523 Russell St.
West Lafayette, Indiana
(Parking on Russell or Tarkington)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Reminder from IOLI ....

 it is time to plan celebrating 

Will you take a portable project with you to work on during lunch hour 
or in a waiting room 
or at a meeting?  

Will you get together with lace makers 
and demonstrate at a library 
or museum 
or historic site?  

Will you call a friend and talk about lace?  

Will you bake lace cookies or make Queen Anne's lace jam?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Reminder .... Global Fest

September 5, 2015

Demonstrations by Lafayette Lacemaker members 

Morton Community Center
222 N. Chauncey Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Per web site:
Global Fest features cultural entertainment, food and art from Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This one-day Global Fest, held Labor Day weekend, celebrates world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays and international food. 
Continuous stage entertainment, cultural displays and children's activities are among the free activities. 
Admission is free."

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Reminder .....

 Small lace samples are needed for Lafayette Lacemaker business cards 
[handed out at community events].  

Please give them to Cathy --- also, many are needed for Feast of the Hunters' Moon [October].

Patterns and details are in the newsletter.   

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


The Finger Lakes Lace Guild
presents the

35th Annual Ithaca Lace Day & Conference

October 9-12, 2015

2310 No Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY

Lace Day on Saturday is FREE and Open to the Public.   From 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM, everyone who appreciates lace is invited to come and see what we do. 

    • Exhibits
    • Demonstrations
    • Vendors
    • Try-It-Yourself
    • Raffle Drawing
    • Special Guest Lecture & Slide Show at 12:45!

    Details -- Link HERE

     Link to pdf file - HERE


    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    2015 IOLI Convention . . .

    The IOLI and Doris Southard Lace Guild invite you to join us for the
    Monday, July 27 - Sunday, August 2, 2015 
    300 East 9th Street, Coralville, Iowa

    General Information & List of Classes / Teachers - PDF Link HERE

    Convention Schedule - PDF link HERE

    Lace Contest Information - LINK HERE

    Registration - LINK HERE

    Classes:  Link HERE

    Beginner Classes - Information HERE

    "Open to public: The vending room, exhibit, and raffles will be open to the public on Thursday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, August 1 from 8 AM to 5:30 PM
    Elizabeth Kurella will do verbal appraisals of lace to benefit the convention on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:30 PM. Admission is free to registrants. For guests, a $5 donation at the door is expected. Appraisals will be $5 per item or 3 items for $10. A signup sheet will be available at the registration table.
    Lectures will be Thursday, July 30 between 6 PM and 9 PM Admission is free to registrants. For guests, a $5 donation at the door is expected. "

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    July Program

    Placement of Beads on Tatting

    Carolyn will show members several methods
    to add beads to tatting and the effects they have 
    to enhance a pattern.

    This program is suitable for all skill levels.

    Please see current newsletter for additional details.

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Annual Dues ....

    Don’t forget to get your dues paid, 
    if you haven’t already done so, 
    as the new fiscal year has started.

    Membership dues for our chapter are

    $10.00 per year

    (July through June).

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    June Program

    Following the meeting .... our June Program will be a flag, tatted with split rings.

        Participants will need to bring fibers of your choice, wound continuous thread method (CTM) on a pair of shuttles, for each color.    

    Please see your e-mail for project photograph and details.

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Save the date ....

    edited 05/29/2015

    Location:   American Legion Hall
    4000 Saratoga Avenue
    Downer's Grove, Illinois 60515

    Give it a Go:  Kumihimo, needle lace, needle tatting, ground stitches on pillows
    Lace Demonstrations, L.A.C.E. History Table, Lace Display by members
    Contest / Lunch / Raffle

    Friday Workshop:
    Kathy Kaufmann:  Withof 
    Claredon Hills Library

    Saturday Classes:
    10-12 Beginning Bobbin Lace
    10-12 Paisley-shaped Tatted pendant
    1-3:30 Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet Class
    1-3:30 Metallic Jewelry Class [tatting w/metal thread]

    (update)   Vendors:
    Books from Maria Provencher
    Wood + Threads

    Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange 
    Link to facebook page HERE.
    Link to web site HERE.

    Link to 2015 Illinois Lace Day details including class descriptions/photographs
          and workshop information HERE.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Save the dates ....

    Edited 6/9/2015

    Registration is now OPEN!

    Palmetto Tat Days: 2015 Tat Days 

    13th Annual
    Tat Days 2015

    "Tatting Angels Among Us "

    September 4-5 

    Georgia Baptist Conference Center
    462 Sonrise Way 
    Toccoa, GA  30577

    Class Projects - Link HERE

    Tat Days Schedule - Link HERE

    See website for details and updates - Link HERE

    -------------  Upcoming Lace Events

    Fringe Element Tatters Canada: Cambridge, Ontario on September 25 & 26, 2015.

    Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange Lace Day, June 13, 2015. American Legion Hall 4000 Saratoga Avenue Downer's Grove, IL 60515

    The Doris Southard Lace Guild hosts the 2015 I.O.L.I. convention which will be held at the Marriott Coralville Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville Iowa. More than 200 lace enthusiasts and 22 teachers Convention dates: July 27 - August 2, 2015 Karen Bovard has a great line up of classes and I will be teaching beginners.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Indiana Lace Day 2015

     Tatting in progress by Diane, blogging at Lace-Lovin' Librarian.    
    Please check out Diane's blog post:  Visiting the Lafayette Lacemakers.

    Sue Anna, blogging at Sue Anna's blog, brought her tatted lanyard project.   She is using Patti Duff's beaded lanyard pattern.   Link HERE for information and pattern.   

     Mary's crochet - will be finished into a potholder.   Do you see the shimmer?  Lovely yarn with shimmers.

    Kate's bobbin lace. 

     Elizabeth's bobbin lace (see newsletter for more information)
     Elizabeth's Lipton Slovak Bobbin Lace.
    Perle Coton 

    Don't you adore the embellished bobbins . . . beautiful on lace pillows...
    Plain or spangled . . . the lace is created with care and skill of the lacemaker.

    Until next lace day ---

    LINKS to More posts and photos:

    Lace-Lovin' Librarian - Link HERE.
         Joining the Lafayette Lacemakers.

    Battatter's Blogger - Link HERE.

         Lace Day 2015.

    Yarnplayer's Tatting Blog - Link HERE.

         Pictures from Indiana Lace Day.

    Lelia's Stitches of Life II - Link HERE.
    Gathering in Indiana for Lace Day.

    Lafayette Lacemaker's Blog:
    Lace Contest Entries - Link HERE
    2015 Indiana Lace Day - Link HERE

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    2015 Indiana Lace Day

     This is from a 16th century pattern from Italy or France.  Anne is creating this trim to embellish a blouse bodice, made with DMC metallics.  

     Lace trim in progress, by Chris, on traveling pillow.

    Carol, blogging at Battatter's Blogger, with her Tardis tatted Doily.
    Carol has a wonderful post on her blog, with photos, link here:  Lace Day 2015

      Marilee, blogging at Yarnplayer, wearing her butterfly necklace and tatted earrings.    (close-up).
    Please visit Marilee's blog post, link here:  Pictures from Indiana Lace Day

    ..... More tomorrow

    Friday, April 10, 2015

    April 11th is INDIANA LACE DAY --- See you there!!!

    Events Include:

    Contest with cash prizes
    open to ALL LACEMAKERS

    Click HERE for Lace Contest details


    Aebi's Woodworking / John and Carol Aebi

    Lacemaking + Needle Arts / Kathy Kirchner

    Van Sciver Bobbin Lace / Holly Van Sciver

    Lacemaking is Egg-citing!

    Saturday, April 11, 2015
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Eastern Time

    638 North Street
    Lafayette, Indiana

    Please note the change of
    venue from previous years.

    The photograph on flyer is
    Carolyn Regnier's winning
    entry from Indiana Lace Day
    2013:  Flowers in Bloom

    Revised 02012015 / SJC 010515 Flyer