Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Lace Bits

FLLG Annual Retreat 
"Lace for All Seasons"

Casowasco Camp + Retreat Center
158 Casowasco Drive
Moravia, NY

September 5-8, 2024

"ABCs of Tatting" - All about Being Creative
Ridgecrest Conference Center

Ridgecrest, NC
August 22 - 25, 2024

Link here for teachers.
Link here for 2024 schedule

The 2023 OIDFA Congress Pattern Book  is available for sale – purchase digital or printed versions: https://www.oidfa.com/shop  

 Information for the OIDFA Virtual Congress 2024 is on the website.  Registration starts February 5.  Registration is open to anyone.  Attached is the list of lectures and classes.    www.oidfa.com

Save the Date:

21st OIDFA World Lace Congress and General Assembly 2025
It is official!  OIDFA Congress 2025 will be held in Bulgaria – Karlovo & Kalofer. Congress dates are 16-18 August 2025.
The Congress includes Bulgaria’s national lace festival on 15 August 2025 and continues with exhibits, lectures, events, vendors, and Congress.
See OIDFA Bulletin 3 for more information.
Courses: 11-14 August 2025
National Lace Festival: 15 August 2025
Congress: 16-18 August 2025
Tour: 19-23 August 2025

Friday, March 15, 2024

Tatting: Shamrocks

This is one of Gina's (a.k.a. The Tatting Goddess) Tatting Patterns.
She posted about the shamrocks, HERE.

Many of her patterns are now located on Jane Eborall's web page.
New Link(s) to:


Saturday, March 9, 2024

Lace Bits

 71st Annual I.O.L.I. Convention

Co-hosted with the Music City Lacers

Monday, July 1 to Saturday, July 6, 2024

Nashville, Tennessee USA

Link HERE for details.

Public Day Information:

FREE and open to ANYONE AND EVERYONE! Bring your family! Bring your friends! Spend a couple of hours viewing the AMAZING works of art our teachers produce!! Visit our Vendor Hall…oh, so MANY goodies!!! Visit our Display room where lacers display their work.
Are you a “crafty” person? Maybe you’re not but want to see something different AND FREE!
Come one. Come all! You’re invited to the 71st annual International Organization of Lace, Inc. (I.O.L.I.) Public Day. Hosted by I.O.L.I. and the Music City Lacers. Entry is free.
Imagine: Enter into a kaleidoscope-fantasy entryway with July 4th balloons EVERYWHERE. Smell the popcorn, hear the music. Then as you walk along the aisle, view the Bobbin Lace, Tatting, Knitting, and SO MUCH MORE. Teachers (20+ teachers from so many different lace disciplines) displaying their designed and worked art pieces.
Proceed into the vendor room where there is something for everyone; books, tools, finished items for sale, mementoes, jewelry…oh, so much more!!! Then, when you can tear yourself away from all the goodness, proceed out the door down to where you can partake of a bag of popcorn and a glass of lemonade. REMEMBER: only the first 50 get the free popcorn and lemonade.
Maybe then, you follow the signs to the display room where people have set up displays for their art. Spend some time here and marvel at the talent, the colors; the DIVERSITY of lace.
Come early!! Stay Late!!! We hope to see you there.
Events to see: The Teacher Showcase, the Vendor Hall, and the Display Room. So much to see. So little time to see it in!!
WHEN: July 5th, 2024, 6p.m. to 9p.m.
WHERE: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Hotel
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN USA

"llinois Fiber Festival 2024!
We hope to see you at Copper Creek Church,
2202 W Curtis Rd, Champaign IL USA
Saturday, March 16 from 10-4.

There will be over a dozen vendors showcasing the best of the best of fibers. They’ll be something there for everyone including yarn, roving, fiber batts, rug yarn, finished goods, yarn bowls, and CLASSES. Our offered course schedule is impressive but limited"

Hoosier Hills
Fiber Festival

Held in Franklin, Indiana, at the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds

250 Fairground St, Franklin, IN 46131   

Free Parking & Free Admission

May 31-June 1, 2024

July 11-13, 2024

Seventh Annual
Tatting Corner Tat Days

Chesterfield, Indiana USA

Details can be found on their web site - Link Here.        https://tattingcorner.com/

Friday, March 1, 2024

March meeting: Note the Earlier Time


Our March program will be

 Lise Thomsen:  Christmas Heart hlglace.org
[#84 2006 Christmas Heart, PayPal]

March 9, 2024
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The Arts Federation (TAF)
Art Room
638 North St.
Lafayette, IN USA.

Please bring your show-n-tell.    You are always welcome to bring your
current projects in progress.    Please share new books, ideas, fibers!!

 Guests are always welcome.  If you are interested in lace, 
or have met some of our members demonstrationing in public, 
please feel free to join us. 

Members, check your email for details.

Our April meeting will be at a different
location -- TBA.
The topic will be bobbin lace mystery stitches.
We will create ornaments
from the bobbin lace samples.