No Ebay Alerts for 3/1/2015

Apologies, big deadline coming up at work, no Ebay alerts for March 1st. Will resume next week.


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Lace Event Spain: II Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Almonacid de Zorita – March 7, 2015

II Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Almonacid de Zorita (Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha)
Sponsor: La Asociaciόn de Empresarios de Almonacid de Zorita
c/ Natalio Gumiel S/N, 19118-Almonacid de Zorita (Guadalajara)
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time:  Events begin at 10:00
Place: el Polideportivo Municipal Cubierto “Leόn Felipe”
Telephone: 675 633 994

10:00 Registration and badging of participants
10:30  Breakfast and gift presentation to participants
11:00 Opening of the Encuentro by town authorities
12:00 Working demonstration
Prize drawing
13:30  Parting gifts and closure of the Encuentro
16:00 Guided visit of the villa de Almonacid de Zorita (free)

Registration fee: 2.00 EUR
Registrations open until February 15th, or until the full capacity of 300 participants is reached.

Zorita   Almonacid de Zorita

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Lace Event UK: The Lace Society Rally and AGM 2015 – April 25, 2015

The Lace Society Rally and AGM 2013
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Cranmore Park
Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, UK B90 4LF
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
AGM from 10:15 to 11:45
Information and Registration:   Rally Application Form
Members day ticket £10.00, with hot lunch £20.00, with sandwich lunch £14.00.
Non-Members day ticket £15.00, with hot lunch £25.00, with sandwich lunch £19.00.
Send registration form with cheque for fees and SAE by March 22, 2015 to
The Lace Society, 1573b Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull, B93 9LF

Workshops (1:30 to 3:30, £5.00):
Jennifer Williams, “Tatting”
Sally Herd, “Drafting a Basic Torchon Pattern”

Members display “Fashion in Lace”
Items from “Imagine…….Lace at Waddesdon”


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Lace Event UK: The 2015 Lace Guild Convention – April 10-12, 2015

The 2015 Lace Guild Convention
Date: Friday April 10 to Sunday April 12, 2015
Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South, Stockport SK1 3UA
Information and Registration:

Registration forms with payment should be sent to The Hollies, 53 Audnam, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4AE
Registrations should arrive between February 9 and March 1,2015.
Tel: +44 (0)1384 390749, Fax: +44(0)1384 444415

Convention timetable: conventionTimetable2015
Friday April 10, 2015
14:00 to 17:00  Adult Workshops
16:00 to 19:00  Reception and registration
16:00 on – Vendors
18:00 to 22:00  Friday Lace-In, interrupted by supper
18:30  Supper
Saturday April 11, 2015
All day – Vendors
9:00 to 17:00  Registration, etc.
9:30 to 12:30  Adult Workshops
10:00 to 12:00  Young LaceMakers Workshop
12:30  Lunch
14:00 Business meeting AGM (see comment from Jane Partridge below)
18:30 to 19:00  Dinner
After dinner talk: Gillian Dye, “The Power of Lace”
Sunday April 12, 2015
All morning – Vendoers
9:30 to 12:30  Adult Workshops
9:30 to 12:00 Suppliers

Theme is ‘Hats’. Bring entries to the education stand by 10:00 Saturday morning. This is a free fun competition with small prizes, more than one item may be entered. Note, the Hat Museum is in the area.


Friday Afternoon, Sunday Morning
Sue Kalra – Mini Imposed Workshop
Friday Afternoon
Ann Allison, Wire Lace Jewellery
Jean Rooke, A Needlelace Butterfly
Carol Hughes, A Limerick Lace Butterfly
Ingrid le Count, Russian Lace Flower
Mary Coleman, A Brooch or Pendant in Metallic Thread and Wire
Saturday Morning
Gil Dye, More lace from the early pattern books
Jennifer Williams, Celtic Tatting
Sandi Woods, Birds of a Feather
Anna Winter, Snoflake Icicles
Doreen Creed, 3D Honiton in Colour!
YLM Saturday morning
Sarah Thomas, Friendship Bracelets
Sunday morning Drop-in Workshops
Sara Ruks, Chicken scratching
Malvary Cole, Knitted bookmarks

Mainly Lace, Alison Tolson, Jenny Hester, Fireside REflections, Tangled Yarn, Needlepaws, Guild of Needlelace, Ring of Tatters (Fri & Sat only), Lace Guild Sales

lace guild

stockport   stockport

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Lace Event USA: Great Lakes Lace Group Spring Fling 2015 – May 29-31, 2015

Spring Fling 2015 – A Lace Celebration
Sponsor:  Great Lakes Lace Group, Inc.
Date:  Friday May 29 to Sunday, May 31, 2015
Place:  DoubleTree by Hilton
5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, Michigan, 48228
Hotel reservation site
Information and Registration:  RegistrationSF2015
Send registration and fees to Chris Hope, 229 McMillan Road, Grosse Ponte Farms, MI 48236-3509.
Fees:  Check, traveler’s check or money order to GREAT LAKES LACE GROUP INC
$40.00/attendee.  Class fee $125 for 12 hours instruction.  Cancellations received prior to April 1st will be refunded less a $10 processing fee. No refunds after April 1, 2015 unless a paying substitute is found.
Meal fee $72.00 for Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Saturday banquet.
Contact: Chris Hope-Registrar, 313-881-0512,
Janet Scheltema – Chair, 586-795-0913,

Friday May 29, 2015
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM  Vendor set-up
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM   Store Open
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM   Registraton
5:00 PM  Dinner, Teacher introduction
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM  First Class Session
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM  Store Open
Saturday May 30, 2015
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM  Breakfast
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Second Class Session
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  Store Open
12:30 PM  Lunch
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Third Class Session
6:00 PM  Banquet
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM  Room Show
Sunday, May 31, 2015
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM  Breakfast
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Last Class Session

Class Offerings:
Notification of class assignment & equipment list will be sent no later than May 1st.
Rita Cochrane, Adventures in Tatting
Pam Kirk, Knitted Lace for All Levels
Julie Nicholls, Needle Lace for Beginners or Improvers
Janet Scheltema, Spring into Lace Making -Beginning Sampler
Holly Van Sciver – English Laces: Beds, Lester, Bucks, Honiton, and More!
Judy Zeiss – Bruges Bloomwork – All Levels

Timeless Stitches
Van Sciver Bobbin Lace – books and supplies

Great Lakes Lace Group Inc   2015SpringFlingTrifold

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Lace Event UK: Chesham Lace Makers Lace Day – March 14, 2015

Chesham Lace Makers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Place: White Hill Centre
Chesham, Bucks
Contact:  Jane Lewis,

Suppliers:  Roseground lace supplies, Stuart Johnson lace bobbins,
The Bead Barn, Alan Lewis, woodturner.
A raffle will be held with proceeds to charity.  A wonderful social time for all!

Tickets: £4.50, often sold out well in advance.  Shoppers free. Hall capacity is 100.

The Chesham Lace makers hold their annual lace day on the 2nd Saturday in March.

Jane teaches classes in Chesham Bucks, Northchurch and Watford Herts, and Prestwood Bucks.  She also offers 3 weekend courses on Bucks each year in May, June, and September.  And two 5-day courses, one in July and one in October for those wishing to learn or extend their knowledge of Torchon, Bedfordshire and Bucks lace. Contact Jane for further information on classes.


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Lace Event Spain: XI Encuentro de Encaje, Aguja y Dedal “Ciudad de Arnedo” – March 22, 2015

XI Encuentro de Encaje, Aguja y Dedal “Ciudad de Arnedo” (La Rioja)
Sponsor:  la Asociación de Amigos de Arnedo
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 13:30
Place: el la Carpa de la Plaza de España

I could not find any registration information.

Arnedo   Arnedo_map

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