Thursday, July 20, 2023

Virtual Education: Intermediate Shuttle Tatting

thru The Lace Museum:

Intermediate Shuttle Tatting: Beyond Rings, Chains, and Joins

Instructor: Kelli Slack

Course Description: This class will focus on creating a bracelet and charms using advanced shuttle tatting techniques such as: beading, self-closing mock rings, split rings, Josephine knots, dot picots, double picots, 2-shuttle work, continuous thread method, shoe-lace trick, and lock joins. Add to your tatting arsenal and end the class with a lovely bracelet.

Level: Continuing Beginner, Intermediate

Prerequisite: Students should know basic shuttle tatting skills such as rings, chains, picots, and joins.

Dates: 2 Wednesdays – September 13 and 20, 2023

More Information:


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Annual Dues:



It is time to Renew your Membership.

Annual Dues are $10.00
(July 2023 through June 2024)

Payments to our Treasurer.

Lafayette 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.

Lafayette Lacemakers provides support + resources for new lacemakers.  
Becoming a member of the lace group 
will not only put you in touch with other lace makers, 
but keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the lace world.

Tatted Butterfly pattern can be found HERE

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Lace Bits . . . On-line patterns, exhibit, you tube

Online Exhibit:
Threads of Power
on The Bard Graduate Center Gallery's website.

A Twisted Picot
has excellent You Tube Videos.

An interview with fan stick maker and bobbin maker
John Aebi (2023 IOLI Convention).

IOLI 2023 Convention Display + Kelli S's classes

Sharon, who blogs at:  Sharon's Tatted Lace.   Shares her patterns for a blizzard of snowflakes.
Get a head start on winter tatting:      Blizzard of Snowflakes. Link HERE.


Sunday, July 9, 2023

Lace bits . . . Events, classes, lace groups . . .


20th OIDFA World Lace Congress and General Assembly 2023

22 July — 20 August, 2023
virtual and on-site, with classes and tours before and afterwards.
Join us – the Congress is now a month long

More Information on their website.

Get Away and Make Lace! 

September 22, 23, and 24, 2023 

Great Lakes Lace Group, Inc.


direct link HERE.

October 7-8-9, 2023:  Annual Milanese In Person Education at the Museum

In-Person Workshop with Louise Colgan.

Sponsored by the Lace Museum in Fremont, CA

Their website


Additional Details - HERE.

The Lace Museum
On going  virtual  Education and In Person Education

2024 I.O.L.I. Convention

Co-hosted with the Music City Lacers

Monday, July 1 to Saturday, July 6, 2024

Franklin, Tennessee

(please note that the Convention will run from Monday - Saturday in 2024)

Franklin Marriott

700 Cool Springs Blvd.

Franklin, Tennessee, 37067


Link HERE.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Christmas in July!

Our July gathering

will be a mini-workshop for creating

holiday lace.

July 8, 2023

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
[break for lunch]

The Arts Federation (TAF)
Art Room
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.   

You will need to bring bobbin lace pillow (roller pillow) -- or let Bette know & she will bring extra pillows ... 10+ pair of bobbins & your lace making tools;  clear contact paper + scissors. Patterns will be provided to participants on blue card stock.  Fiber also provided.   The three projects are strips of lace for Victorian posie, strips of lace to fasten around a round ornament, or a star in cloth stitch.  

Should you not be a bobbin lace maker, please let Bette know, can plan to create another type of lace (ie tatted).

Members please check your e-mail for additional details.

Tatting in photo:

Star pattern is located in this book.

Bell pattern is located in this book.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

We are Grateful ...

Thank you to our dedicated officers  

for the planning, organizing, and leadership of Lafayette Lacemakers.   

Job well done!!!

Welcome to our newly elected 2023 officers:




1st Vice President

Program Chair


2nd Vice President

Community Projects Chair





Thank you for your dedication to managing 

our chapter for the next two years.   


First Photograph - Tatting:

Pattern:  Calmful Heart
derived by Antonia Lai c.Jan2023 for
#pickmeEndrucks Feb2023