Lace Event Spain: 9a Trobada de Puntaires Vilalba dels Arcs – July 27, 2014

9a Trobada de Puntaires Vilalba dels Arcs (Terra Alta, Tarragona, Catalonia)
Organizers: el Grup de Puntaires de Vilalba dels Arcs
Ajuntament de Vilalba dels Arcs, Diputació Tarragona, Consell Comarcal de la Terra Alta,
Consorci Administració Oberta de Catalunya
Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time:  See Agenda
Place:  la Plaça de la Vila
Website:   http://tinyurl.com/kou566f
Information and Registration:  Mª. Teresa Vallespí Malgá- 977 438 036
mtvallespimalga@gmail.com

Agenda
10:00 Meeting and welcome at the Plaça de la Vila, pastry tasting
11:30  Breakfast and distribution of gift bags
12:00 Prize drawing
13:00 Conclusion of the event.

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Lace Event Spain: XIX Trobada de Puntaires Llívia – July 27, 2014

XIX Trobada de Puntaires Llívia (Cerdanya, Girona, Catalonia)
Organizers:  Ajuntament de Llívia
Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time: 10:30 to 13:30
Place: Plaça del Moli
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/ojlv335
Information and Registration: Anna Mari, Inma 972896011 / 661376702

This event was originally planned for June 8th, but was rescheduled for July 27th. I’m rewriting my previous post.

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Lace Event Spain: XV Encuentro de Bolillos en Munera – July 26, 2014

XV Encuentro de Bolillos en Munera (Albacete, Castile-La Mancha)
Organizers: Asociación de Artesanas de Bolillos “Bella Quiteria de Munera”
Ayuntamiento de Munera
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time:  Starts at 10:00
Place:  Auditorio Municipal
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/ljdt6ku
Information and Registration:  Isidra Blazquez Morcillo, 967372298

This event draws about 200 participants.

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Lace Event Spain: 22a Trobada de Puntaires de la Garriga – July 26, 2014

22a Trobada de Puntaires de la Garriga (Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Organizers: l’Associació de Puntaires de la Garriga
Can Nualart, 3, 08530, La Garriga
Ajuntament de la Garriga
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time:  17:00 to 20:00
Place:  El Passeig davant del Patronat – La Garriga
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/qbyqe8k http://tinyurl.com/prxxhar
Information and Registration:  M. José Jover 938716930,  mariajose.jover.s@gmail.com

 

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Workshop UK: Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary Lace Makers, Lauran Sundin – Sept 10-12, 2014

Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary Lace Makers, Lauran Sundin
Dates:
  Wednesday, September 10 to Friday, September 12, 2014
Venue:  Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/l7hp2t5
Information and Registration: thelacesociety@gmail.com
Course fee is £145/person (plus £20 membership fee for non-members of The Lace Society).  Please send a deposit of £25 to The Lace Society, 1573b Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 9LF, UK. There is an additional charge of £8/day for non National Trust members.

This class is being held in connection with “The Art of Lace” Symposium at Waddesdon Manor.  Basic bobbin lace skills are required (plaits, cloth stitch and basic torchon ground) but no prior wire working experience is necessary.

Lauren Sundin is an internationally known lace artist specializing in jewelry. She was a finalist at the Love Lace competition, and her work has been published in the journals Textile Forum, Surface Design, and Powerline, among others. Her most recent work, “Queen Victoria’s Neckpiece” is shown below, and is currently on exhibit at Waddesdon.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-one items – July 20, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/m3xbzpr Antique 19th c Handmade Delicate Brussels Applique Net Lace Trim 68″ x 4 1/4″
Size: 4.25″ x 68″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Jul 20, 2014 18:15:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kouleegirl, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace appliqued on machine net with a few simple needlelace stitches used as fillings. The design is rather naive, and the technique a bit loose. But it makes good use of the space, and all in all is a good middle market product.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added at top.
Damage: A few localized holes in the tulle. Mesh has been repaired in a few places.
Soilage: Age yellowing.
Finish:  Vertical fold creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/o5rxs4z Antique Brussels lace lovely hat veil
Size: 19″ x 37″
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2014 09:10:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A bonnet veil of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net.  Well done, simple design.  Note the fine buds used as esprits in the ground. Very narrow border on three sides, no obvious openings at the top to thread a drawstring through. The main border has a lower scroll filled with simple flowers. There’s some nice work in this piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few pulls and occasional pinhole in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkling.

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http://tinyurl.com/p692qv7 Antique Carrickmacross lace lovely large shawl
Size: 49″ x 104″
Starting Price: 79.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2014 09:33:39 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A triangular shawl of muslin applique on machine net. The motifs are appliqued on with chain stitch, not the overcast cord of Carrickmacross. This would argue that the piece is probably Belgian.  The needlerun filling stitches are fairly simple, and the overall design a good romantic floral pattern. Beautiful drape to the net.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Top edge looks cut and secured.
Damage: A few small holes and pulls in the tulle and some small repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/ogz2e7p Antique Brussels applique lace lovely hat veil
Size: 14″ x 40″
Starting Price: 26.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2014 09:43:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A simple bonnet veil of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Typical middle market product with sparse design and loosely worked motifs.  In that context it’s actually a nice example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a few minor pulls in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/m4cwed9 Antique Brussels lace lovely hat veil
Size: 23″ x 14.75″
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2014 09:43:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments: An elaborate semicircular  hat veil of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Good elaborate floral border, and a close-spaced regular grid of dots used as esprits in the ground.  Thin upper border with no obvious space to thread a drawstring. Motifs nicely done with raised edges and lots of rolled veining. – just a little loosely worked.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few small holes along the top and in the center.  Some pulls and pinholes in the tulle. Looks like there might be some repairs in the center of the piece (actually well done, tulle is very difficult to repair).
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/m34hndo Beautiful Late Victorian Antique Brussels Duchesse Bobbin Lace Collar Ex. Cond.
Size: ~6 cm x 14 cm, not sure how those were taken.
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2014 10:57:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintage-rooms, Newbury, United Kingdom
Comments: A shawl collar of Duchesse de Bruges, meaning no needlelace inserts.  Typical Duchesse motifs with raised work. I especially like the large leaves in halfstitch.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional loose thread in the filling stitches, and a a few frayed thread ends.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/kscfdlt Beautiful Antique Victorian Honiton Lace Collar ~ Lovely Fine Quality Piece
Size: 9 cm x 40 cm
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2014 10:57:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintage-rooms, Newbury, United Kingdom
Comments: A small collar of Honiton guipure.
Provenance:  None cited.  Difficult to tell if the neckline is original – the band is throwing my perception of the piece off a little.  The motifs starting to leave the snails/slugs style behind with elaborate leadwork fillings and nicely done picoted woven brides.
(Just a note to everyone doing lace photography – collectors very much appreciate a photo of the entire piece laid flat. Don’t just rely on manikins for display.)
Condition:
Modifications: Not certain if the neck band is original, and it’s difficult to tell what the neck edge of the lace actually looks like.
Damage: A few broken brides
Soilage: 2 small brown age spots.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

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http://tinyurl.com/nqvkgca Lovely Antique Victorian Honiton Lace Large Collar Bertha Fine Quality
Size: ~ 17 cm x 120 cm
Starting Price: 39.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 21, 2014 10:57:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintage-rooms, Newbury, United Kingdom
Comments: A bertha of bobbinlace application on machine net with a  ‘pieced/bride’ combination along the edge.  This is not a typical piece – note the extensive woven tally fillings which speak of Honiton lace, but the motifs themselves, especially the roses, are not typical Honiton technique. They almost remind me of Ghent work in the tight weaving and the way the roses are worked in the typical spiral pattern. I also don’t recognize the esprit pattern, nor the way the brides are made. Still, the overall design looks more English.
Provenance:  None cit
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a few tiny holes in the tulle and a few broken brides, one small age spot, and a few loose threads at the top edge. One break along outer edge.
Soilage: Looks a little grey.
Finish: Slight wrinkling.

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http://tinyurl.com/nfdtask ANTIQUE FAN MOTHER OF PEARL STICKS HAND MADE LACE POINT DE GAZE VINTAGE
Size: 17″ x 10″
Starting Price: $395.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jul 22, 2014 07:38:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller canigetitnpink, Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze fan with Mother of Pearl (Abalone) sticks. It’s a little unusual to find this needlelace used with MOP sticks – normally you find something fancier. The lace has no raised work, and the decorative ‘mode’ fillings are confined to single rings or chains of rings. The design is a bit plain, but works well in this setting.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None. Comes with a worn box.
Damage: A number of holes in the mesh, especially toward the center. No obvious damage where attached to the sticks, which is good.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Normal folds expected for a fan.

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http://tinyurl.com/kfu8gtk 31ins antique/vintage Point de Gaze lace border
Size: 4.7″ x 31″
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 22, 2014 12:10:47 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze border, no raised work.  The design is light and naturalistic, and makes excellent use of rings for decoration.  Impressive looking piece, wish there were more.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends
Damage: 2 small holes, break to top edge, one small repair.
Soilage: Mid ivory color with some pale brown age discoloration
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/lhs46m8 Exquisite ANTIQUE Point De Gaze Lace Wedding BRIDAL Handkerchief HEIRLOOM
Size: 15.5″ square, lace 4.5″ deep
Starting Price: $225.00, $395.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jul 22, 2014 16:41:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief. Looks like the lace is a border that has been gathered at the corners of the center cloth square to fit. No raised work in the lace, and minimal decorative ‘mode’ fillings. Naturalistic design, well executed with some clothwork variations.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: The inner border looks a little off – like it might be another piece of lace.  And the outer border may have been cut at the top to fit – the design looks interrupted.
Damage: Occasional small hole and some pinholes in the mesh.
Soilage: Off white.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkling, except where expected at the corners.

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http://tinyurl.com/lpjswkp 1900′s TABLECLOTH ITALIAN CANTU LACE FIGURAL WITH SWANS BANQUET 136″ x 68″
Size: 136″ x 68″
Starting Price: $5,000 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jul 22, 2014 17:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller oldthreads, Franklinville, New York, United States
Comments: A banquet cloth of Cantu bobbinlace. The figural work is quite beautiful, large birds (phoenix?) with some smaller birds. Some interesting decoration in the tapework, and it has a variety of grounds, including fond chant and other plaited meshes. The design is a bit confused for a table linen – the  motifs are all arranged along the length of the cloth – not around the perimeter of the piece with a larger center piece as you might expect in a dining setting. And there’s no mention of matching napkins. The large motifs are also cut in half along the edges (although it may have been made this way), and an additional edge is added around all edges. I’m wondering if this is actually a curtain instead of a tablecloth. Impressive work.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, although seller cites some broken brides.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/mwbrfhe Small HALF ROUND HONITON BOBBIN LACE BONNET VEIL Early 19th C.
Size: 14.5″ x 32.5″
Starting Price: $35.00
Auction ends: Jul 23, 2014 09:30:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A semicircular bonnet veil of bobbinlace applique on machine net. Given the small needle-made fillings in the outer flower, I’d say this is a Belgian product.  It’s quite a delicate work, well made motifs, and a dense pattern of esprits in the main veil.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small holes throughout the tulle.
Soilage: Seller cites a stain in the net.
Finish: A little wrinkled, especially along the top edge.

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http://tinyurl.com/kfbgrrm 1860 ETHEREAL HAND FRENCH CHANTILLY LACE LARGE SHAWL
Size: 55″ x 110″
Starting Price: $24.99 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 23, 2014 11:46:29 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A triangular Chantilly shawl. It looks to me like the racroc strips are worked horizontally (see the line ~1/4 the say down) rather than the usual vertical – that’s a little unusual, but I have seen it before.  Excellent naturalistic, romantic design. You might argue that there’s a little ombre shading, but it isn’t very obvious.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites a tiny breaks in the ground, difficult to locate.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious wrinkles or creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/nqmqs67 Antique Victorian Duchess Lace Hand made Point de Gaze Large Bertha Collar
Size: not given
Starting Price: $250.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jul 23, 2014 17:13:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller requester20, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruxelles; raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. No decorative ‘mode’ fillings in the needlelace.  Conventional Duchesse bobbin motifs with a little raised work.  It’s a fairly standard example of this form, however I think it has been modified.  The separation between the Point de Gaze motifs at the bottom of the thumbnail doesn’t look right, as if something has been removed. Difficult to follow the pattern. And the ends don’t quite match.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Probably remade.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious wrinkles or creases.

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http://tinyurl.com/of76ms4 Antique 19thC Handmade Clones IRISH CROCHET LACE Bertha COLLAR-3-d Flower Floral
Size: 23.5″ wide, 17″ long, laid flat. 8″ deep.
Starting Price: $60.00
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2014 15:55:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A deep Irish Crochet collar. Picots look like crocheted loops.  Motifs are densely worked with typical shamrock motifs and some raised work in motif centers. Not a particularly symmetric design, but I like the scattered distribution – a very nice presence.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: A few loose threads, minor.
Soilage: Two small yellow stains.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/kfngzth 87″ Antique 19th C Duchess Lace Point de Gaze Trim French Victorian Bridal
Size: 6.5″ x 87.5″
Starting Price: $395.00
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2014 15:55:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles border, reasonably wide. No raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts.  The bobbinlace motifs are small and delicately worked with some raised work.  The whole thing has a rather open appearance.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites some little holes and breaks.
Soilage: Off white color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/n9s56fk 19th C. Antique Brussels POINT DE GAZE LACE COLLAR  Trim Floral French Victorian
Size: laid flat, 15″ x 11″.
Starting Price: $100.00
Auction ends: Jul 24, 2014 18:40:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A collar of Belgian Point d’Angleterre. This is a fine pieced bobbinlace with a Point de Gaze mesh – later 19th c.  Note the ‘perls’ in the small flowers, much like Rosaline. Excellent decorative needle-made decorative ‘mode’ fillings, some over large areas.  This is a wonderful, under-appreciated lace.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Seller cites ~11 little holes in the mesh. Especially at one end.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/oxc3pmk A Victorian Handmade Lace Table Center – Large 42cm x 42cm
Size: 42 cm square
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP, Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jul 25, 2014 11:54 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller billyboy1961paul, Gedling, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton handkerchief, mounted and framed. Looks to me like it’s been mounted upside down considering the bundles of threads passing over the motifs. Snails/slugs style with good leadwork fillings ;and turkey-tail motifs around the edge. The design is rather scattered, but this is a nice example of the type.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None, other than the mounting.
Damage: Maybe a broken thread here and there, but overall quite good.  I do wonder about a few spots I see in the center cloth – hope this hasn’t been glued down.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/oozacb7 Antique POINT DE GAZE Needle lace (about1875)
Size: 9.5″ x 47″
Starting Price: $1.00
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2014 14:13:50 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller wondrousimaginations, Firenze, Italy
Comments: A wide border of Point de Gaze. Very naturalistic, excellent decorative ‘mode’ fillings. No raised work. The technique is excellent. Note the widely spaced spiky picots along the lower border, sign of an unknown but excellent manufacturer. I really wish there were more!
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Seller cites 3 1mm restored holes.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

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http://tinyurl.com/pj34tag ANTIQUE MALTESE BOBBIN SILK LACE COLLAR late 19th. Century
Size: 13″ wide x 67″ long
Starting Price: $1.00
Auction ends: Jul 26, 2014 14:37:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller wondrousimaginations, Firenze, Italy
Comments: A deep Maltese color, 4 layers. Outer has sun motifs, Maltese crosses and guipure work. Next are some rosette roundels (reminds me of Reticella). Next is a layer of sun motifs.  Neckline has a row of Maltese crosses and wheat earl motifs up to the neck edge.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Neckline and some outer edges look slightly discolored, but it may just be the photography.
Finish: Some radial creases from folding.

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Lace Event Portugal: Mostra Internacional Rendas de Bilros, Peniche – July 24-27, 2014

Mostra Internacional Rendas de Bilros, Peniche
XXII Concurso de Rendas de Peniche (July 24-25, 2014)
Organizers:
Câmara Municipal de Peniche, Associação Peniche Rendibilros,
and many others.
Date:
  Thursday, July 24 to Sunday, July 27, 2013
Place and Agenda:
Not much specific information. I’ve been to Peniche, it’s a large town, so more information would be appreciated. They do have a new lace museum.
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/qaywlks – includes a video.
Information:  Câmara Municipal de Peniche., Largo do Município 2520-239 Peniche, 262 780 100, cmpeniche@cm-peniche.pt.

About 100 local lacemakers will participate, including 16 foreign delegations from Switzerland, Poland, Estonia, Belgium, France, England, The Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, Spain, Wales and others.  There will be a fashion exhibition on the 26th and 27th (22:00 and 15:00). Some of the creations have been designed by MODATEX, the Vocational Training Center for Textiles, Cloth, Quilting and Wool.
Events also include the presentation of prizes for the XXII Peniche Bobbinlace contest.

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