Symposium: The Art of Lace: Historic and Contemporary Materials, Techniques and Display, Waddesdon Manor – September 13, 2014

The Art of Lace: Historic and Contemporary Materials, Techniques and Display
Organizers:
Lace 21, including members of the Lace Guild, the Lace Society, and the Ring of Tatters
Date:
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wire Bobbin Lace Workshop September 10, 11, and 12, 2014
Time:
10:30 to 15:30
Place:
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, UK
Websites:  
http://tinyurl.com/pdrzlgq
Information and Registration:  
Tickets for The Art of Lace symposium can be booked via the Waddesdon booking line 01296 653226.  The booking line is open Monday-Friday 10.00-4.00.  The ticket price is £25.00 which includes coffee and biscuits and tea and cake, but not lunch.  Please note, this event is not being advertised in the Waddesdon diary of exhibitions and events or on the website, to give lace-makers priority when booking.

Waddesdon Symposium

This event complements the “Imagine…Lace at Waddesdon” exhibition, currently running until October 26, 2014.   To give us more information about the exhibition and symposium events, LaceNews is pleased to talk with Angela Brown, Honorary Chair of the Lace Society, and Hon. Chair of Lace 21.

LaceNews: Angela, can you please tell us about the upcoming September 13th symposium at Waddesdon Manor in England.  “The Art of Lace: Historic and Contemporary Materials, Techniques and Display”.
Angela:   The symposium will address presenting contemporary Art lace to the public. Speaking will be… Philippa Lawrence (Contemporary Artist), Annabel Talbot (The Bowes Museum), Lauran Sundin (Contemporary Artist) and Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini (Directors, Lace Research Network, UCA Farnham); they will explore the challenge of displaying lace in museums, historic houses and gallery settings, the inspiration it provides to contemporary artists and makers, and the many ways lace techniques are interpreted in the 21st century.
The Art of Lace will include an opportunity to view Imagine…Lace at Waddesdon which has been organize by Waddesdon Manor and Lace 21, comprising members from the Lace Guild, the Lace Society and the Ring of Tatters

LaceNews: How did the symposium come about?
Angela: It is a culmination of a season long lace exhibition that has been held at Waddesdon Manor which is run by the National Trust and continues to be administrated by the Rothschild family who were the original builders in 1874. Built in the style of French Loire châteaux its purpose was as a country retreat, entertaining and the showing of the Rothschild’s collections – which is still being added to.

LaceNews:  Why a manor house instead of what we would consider a usual setting in a museum?
Angela:   Waddesdon is a remarkable House with precious collections of art, furniture, ceramics, textiles and lace, the architecture and grounds are part of the collections – sculptures and an Aviary.  As part of our contemporary programme, lace-makers and selected artists were invited to respond to the collection at Waddesdon. Our goal was to take inspiration from any aspect of the house, be it an artefact or the theme of a house party, into the form of contemporary art lace pieces inspired by the different aspects of Waddesdon.  It is this inspiration which has made this exhibition so appealing.  Viewers are intrigued to view the lace and then compare it with the artefact on which it was based. As best as possible the lace is displayed near the piece on which it is based. Others may have to be searched for; this only adds to the fun of the days visit.
While lace and accessories acquired by members of the Rothschild family dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries are displayed, the new works in Imagine…Lace at Waddesdon are inspired by aspects as diverse as architecture, automata, porcelain and paneling. They are shown in the historic interiors, challenging the traditional concept of lace.

LaceNews: What is the specific inspiration for the some of the works shown?
Angela:   From many submitted proposals Waddesdon chose to display 48 pieces made by 100’s of lace makers as individual or group projects.  These are new lace pieces never seen before and I cannot emphasis this enough.  The variety is amazing.  Some are group projects, such as the elephant made by the ISIS lace makers which was inspired by a five foot tall automaton clock.
“Emus Coming to the Party”, from Vicki Taylor (Australia) were inspired by the Aviary and how emus would be thought of at a party.
Many pieces are inspired by the architecture of Waddesdon: Nicole Valsesia-Lair (France) created a wonderful sky scape of the roof tops with her signature “bonhommes” (good-natured fellows) climbing the roofs.
Some based their pieces on the grandeur and mood of Waddesdon. Carol Quarini’s, “Whisperings,” based her piece on overheard snippets of conversations with a net curtain seemingly acting as a sieve, trapping words.
Jane Atkinson offers a reflection on the family’s enduring influence while the grandeur fades with her piece “Made to Fade”.
Others used unusual materials; Denise Watts used horse hair to create her neckpiece which was inspired by the grand staircase at the House.
Catherine Brown’s (New Zealand) “Shades of Depth” is a trio of three dimensional needle-lace structures each highlighting the different block shapes from the exterior wall of the morning room.  Open spaces and variation in stitch density and colour create light and airy structures which captures the beauty of the magnificent carved stone wall.
There were three invited exhibitors: Lauran Sundin fashioned a neck piece using wire which was based on two things; Queen Victoria’s visit to the house in 1890 and the flowing ribbon carpet in the Baron’s sitting room.  Laura Marsden works in plastic using a secret method to create a 21st C Ruff in “White Eternal Lace”.  “Light and Shade”, Jennie Starbuck’s table lamp, pushes the medium of turned and pieced sycamore wood with the aid of light to take a parasol cover from the lace collection and give it a different use and meaning.
Comparing the new work with the item which inspired it is extremely interesting. You have “All of a Flutter” by Diana Pickford in the conservatory, inspired by the leaf covered columns at the entrance to the house, leaves on the ornamental German organ clock and the aviary in the grounds. Made in bobbin lace, it celebrates the successful breeding and release of the Rothschild Mynah birds into the wild, and you can see the lace birds escaping their gilded cage.
Also there are pieces such as “Light Up Leaves” by Angela Brown and Judy Boothby, who have created a beautiful helix of white and metallic leaves mounted inside a clear tube, which is lit from within by LED lights. The work was inspired by the tapestry borders and gilt bronze tapestry mounts and the piece is displayed alongside these.
The beautiful black and gold stole ‘Gilded Cage’ by Gail Baxter, is inspired by the doors of a Meissen bird cage and worked to resemble the plumage of the beautiful birds kept in the aviary. The title reflects both thoughts on those birds and muses on the feelings of the ladies who have lived at Waddesdon through the generations.
Worked in wire, the bowl “Fleur “by Ann Allison, in silver-plated wire was inspired by an 18th century lace motif.

LaceNews: Has having the exhibition in such a setting been successful?
Angela:  The public has been extremely receptive to the exhibition.  Waddesdon created a lace trail pamphlet which lists the pieces and talks about the inspiration.  It is this inspiration aspect which has made this exhibition so appealing.  Viewers are intrigued to view the lace and then find the source of inspiration in the house and grounds and then compare the two.  This is the moment at which the exhibition becomes so successful for the viewing public.  It is the realization that lace can be based on the past but can truly become an art form for the 21st century.  I cannot thank Rachel Boak, the Curator of the exhibition, and the staff at Waddesdon enough for their time and efforts in mounting the exhibition and with the publicity that has been granted for our lace exhibits and for the world of lace as a whole.  This was always going to be challenging; not just because of working with three groups who all have slightly different working methods but also because we are educating the lace maker (this is not a gallery setting) but also the National Trust and then the wider public.  The lace has reached segments of the public who would never have the opportunity to go into a gallery. We have particularly seen that younger visitors are taken over and they immediately seem to understand, you only have to listen and hear the OH’s and more OH’s.

LaceNews:  Have there been any particular difficulties in presenting lace in this setting? What lessons have you learned for future exhibitions?
Angela:   It is always easiest to present an exhibition in a gallery setting with blank walls.  Size restrictions unfortunately meant that one piece was turned down, an extraordinary work, a monumental piece by Pierre Fourche from South Africa.  For the most part we were able to accommodate fairly small pieces.  For this reason we have 10 pieces of jewellery out of the 48 pieces. This is actually quite a fair distribution as contemporary lace lends itself so well to modern jewellery.  A multitude of threads were chosen to be used, from cotton to wire, to plastic to wood.  This was to push the visitor to look at lace differently and certainly not as granny’s tablecloth.
The biggest challenge has been lighting.  Waddesdon is a house full of treasures which can be damaged by sunlight and harsh lighting.  In many cases we would have wished for more illumination on the lace.  But the opportunity to show and promote contemporary lace to over 300,000 people – yes, that’s the footfall, far outweighs any lack of light and we respect that they are looking after these treasures for the years of visitors who will come to this wonderful house.

LaceNews:  How did the idea for the whole project come about?  Are there plans for Lace21 to put together more exhibitions?
Angela:   When I became Hon. Chair of The Lace Society, I decided that the profile of lace to the wider public should be raised and that the society should not work on this alone.  It was the Lace Society who invited the Lace Guild and Ring of Tatters to come together to form Lace 21 which is Lace for the 21st Century.  Lace 21; is a multifaceted approach to lace, it’s more than a textile; an art form, a sculpture, lace is all of these; recycling an art form through texture, colour and media. We have members of each group on the committee and I am the Hon. Chairman.
Following the overwhelming success at Waddesdon; we would definitely like to plan more exhibitions.  At this point we don’t know what form they will take; we are open to any suggestions.  The recent symposium, put on by the National Museum of Scotland and the Symposium in September at Waddesdon show tremendous interest in the museum field about displaying lace.

LaceNews: Are there any additional plans for the Lace that is now being displayed at Waddesdon?
Angela:  Yes. Lace 21 has been invited to create a “snowstorm” at Waddesdon during their Christmas opening in December.  Snowflakes of many kinds are being worked on by our members as we speak.

LaceNews:   Are there any other events scheduled at Waddesdon in conjunction with the lace exhibition?
Angela: An intro to wire bobbin lace class organized by the Lace Society will be held at Waddesdon Sept 10-12, 2014 with the Symposium the day after. Lauran Sundin will be teaching this: full details on her website lauransundin.com. and from the Lace Society. Further info and to book can be had by emailing thelacesociety@gmail.com

Workshop Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary Lace Makers

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Ebay Alerts! Forty-Two items, July 6, 2014

http://tinyurl.com/q2baw8p A Stunning Long Length of Antique Brussels Point de Gaze
Size: 9.5 cm x 280 cm
Starting Price: 82.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 06, 2014 11:15:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow border of Brussels Duchesse, no raised work in the Point de Gaze inserts. Good precise work in the bobbinlace, conventional motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut around the motifs, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Seller cites some damage on the heading tape, and some ‘holes where stitch has come undone’, I don’t know what that means. I can’t find any obvious damage in the photos.
Soilage:  Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious wrinkles or creases.

351106896619   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qdwkhsa Antique/vintage needlelace dress front
Size: 15″ neckline, 16.2″ front neck to bottom
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 06, 2014 11:22:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A shaped dress front of Venise needlelace with raised borders. I think it might be Italian, or an outside chance it is French. Note the raised borders are all uniform thickness.  There is a little decorative work in the clothwork. Good picoting in the bride elements and along the edges of the raised work.  I’m not certain, but the thread might be linen.  The design is a kind of later 19th c adaptation of Point de France, with the symmetric almost candelabra pattern.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Occasional broken bride, a little neck wear.
Soilage:  Seller calls it a ‘putty color’ with some discoloration.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331248098485   Sold for 120.89 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kuc8g2q A Stunning Victorian Pair of Brussels Lace Cuffs
Size: each 12 cm x 25 cm
Starting Price: 22.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 06, 2014 11:22:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments: Two cuffs of Duchesse de Bruges. There are only a few motifs, but neatly and elegantly worked. I like the contrast between the larger flowers and thin winding leaves.  This has a feel of early 20th c Sluis design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None. Look unused.
Damage: One broken thread in a woven filling.
Soilage: Hard to tell the color, maybe a little beige.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

310999642195   Sold for 30.30 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/pm36zzm 78″ Antique 19th c White Point de Gaz Lace Flounce Trim French Victorian Spendo
Size: 6.25″ X 78″
Starting Price: $78.00
Auction ends: Jul 06, 2014 11:27:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintageblessings, Meridian, Idaho, United States
Comments: A border of Point de Gaze with raised petal roses, some doubled. Extensive decorative ‘mode’ fillings, note especially the large grids of circles and picoted knots. The fillings along the lower border or so precise that they approach the technical level of Alençon. Note also the joined picots along the lower border, almost in imitation of Alençon horsehair. Naturalistic, romantic design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.  Engrelure added.
Damage: Some damage to the engrelure which isn’t important, but the small holes and pinholes in the mesh are. One separation in the lower border.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkling.

271535690011   Sold for $257.00, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/msncltb Antique Maltese Lace Collar
Size: ~16″ across lower edge, 12″ back to front, 4.25″ down center front
Starting Price: 14.75 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 06, 2014 12:28:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A bold Maltese collar, made in two parts. The inner layer has roundels with woven leaves crossed in the center, the outer layer alternates the sun and flower design with fillings of woven leaf mats. Only one Maltese cross in the center front.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.  Seller found one technical mistake, I agree.
Damage: Nothing obvious frm the photos. Looks unused.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

351106953060   Sold for 67.10 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lhzlfvn Antique Lace Flounce – 19th c – Hand made – Brussels ? 58″ x 22″
Size: 22″ x 58″
Starting Price: 125.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 06, 2014 12:38:48 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hamstershoard, Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Comments: A segment of a wide Crinoline flounce of Brussels bobbinlace appliqued on machine net; wish there were more. A few simple needlelace fillings. Good romantic 2nd Empire design.  Esprits in the upper ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, engrelure added at top
Damage: Extensive pinholes and small holes in the tulle. 3 small repairs.
Soilage: Overall age discoloration.
Finish:  Motifs aren’t quite as crisp as they could be, however it isn’t obviously washed.

351106959968   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/m85d58l STUNNING Antique Vtg IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR DRESS FRONT -White FLORAL ORNATE
Size: ~14″ x 18″ overall laid flat
Starting Price: $74.99
Auction ends: Jul 06, 2014 16:18:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A dress insert of Irish Crochet. Good tight work, crocheted loops used as picots. Note the multiple layered roses.  It looks like there might be some needlelace filling stitches in the center quatrefoil design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks very white in the photos, perhaps bleached?.
Finish:  No obvious crease or wrinkles.

261519567935   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kzot7wg ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1860’s.BRUSSELS LACE COLLAR W/POINT DE GAZE
Size: ~43″ x ~6″
Starting Price: $225.00
Auction ends: Jul 07, 2014 08:49:59 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A bertha of Duchesse de Bruxelles with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts. Conventional bobbinlace motifs with a little raised work in places.  A good typical example.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: None, although the ends don’t precisely match up.  I think that’s part of the design.
Damage: I can see some pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh, especially on the right end.
Soilage: Seller cites a cream color.
Finish:  No obvious crease or wrinkles, although the motifs aren’t quite as crisp as they could be.

390877199957   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qaf5ba5 LG HANDMADE REVERSIBLE Antique Vtg EDWARDIAN SILK IRISH CROCHET LACE COLLAR
Size: 8″ across center, 39″ inside edge, 60″ outside edge
Starting Price: $179.00  Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jul 07, 2014 09:57 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: Silk Irish Crochet is often considered a very late 19th century product, however I don’t think the full history of it is yet understood.   The pieces in my collection are very soft to the touch, and there are certain technical limitations in working with the slippery thread. The little florets on the neckline and outside edge of this piece are quite typical of silk crochet. This type of work doesn’t come up for sale very often.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothng obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161299703236   161299703236a   Unsold as of 7/10/2014 8:48 AM MST

http://tinyurl.com/oma3k2y ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1675-1700, MAN’S LACE COLLAR
Size: ~33″ x 9.5″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 07, 2014 10:05:26 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: I’m going to stick my neck out here and say that this is an English needlelace, mid to to late 17th c.  For several reasons, but mainly because of the look of the needlelace stitches. In English work it’s a little known fact that stitches are knotted, not twisted buttonhole, and although there aren’t detailed closeups here, it does look like that’s the case here. The motifs have a rather clunky look with a heavier thread, not as refined as in contemporary Italian products. Although the overall design flows quite nicely.  There is also no gimp on the motifs.  I’m showing a closeup of a similar English piece in my own collection next to the thumbnail below for comparison. Also note the picot decoration is the same as the edge decoration in the Ebay piece (and my piece also has those loops on the bottom edge).
As for the form, it’s hard to say. I would argue that the piece has been cut down at the Engrelure side and cut at the ends. These were normally made in quite wide, long lengths.
Provenance:  Label from Metropolitan museum reads.. 1675-1700.. France/Italy
Condition:
Modifications: Engrelure edge looks cut down, and ends look cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, just a little worn. I wuld argue that there might be a few replaced, undecorated brides.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

390877288996   English_flat_point_closeup  $200.00, 2 bidders, reserve not met.
left Ebay piece, right, from my collection.

http://tinyurl.com/q6aytph ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 1720’s, FINE VALENCIENNE LACE BORDER
Size: ~1.25″ x 51″
Starting Price: $75.00
Auction ends: Jul 07, 2014 11:16:18 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A narrow early Valenciennes border with ‘partridge eye’ ground and some nice fillings. This is one of my favorite laces, although the ‘line drawing effect isn’t too strong here.  An elegant, well made design, very fine thread.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if cut.
Damage: A few small holes, and a little rough on the foot edge. Some fraying along the header edge.
Soilage: Seller cites a few age storage stains.
Finish:  Some gentle folds throughout and a few sharp creases along header edge. This matters in linen lace, these creases are difficult to get out.

390877371830   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lfw9fmx ANTIQUE LACE-BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE,NEEDLEPOINT LACE
Size: 4″ x 38″, 3.5″ x 49″
Starting Price: $95.00
Auction ends: Jul 07, 2014 11:30:44 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: I normally don’t review offerings with more than one lace, but these two are similar and interesting. The top piece is a raised petal Point de Gaze, but with a more Venise type lower border. The lower piece is a fully developed Venise with decorative clothwork, raised elements and ‘mode’ fillings. Note the rather light edges to the bars in the header, this is a Point de Gaze technique, as are the rings of raised work.  An elaborate and fun piece.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: The lower piece has a darker hue.
Finish:  No obvious creasing or wrinkles.

151345140169   Sold for $260.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qg8gmga 3 yards Antique VICTORIAN HANDMADE IRISH CROCHET LACE TRIM 6.5″ W floral bridal
Size: 6.5″ x 112″
Starting Price: $300.00
Auction ends: Jul 07, 2014 18:18:15 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A reasonably wide border of Irish crochet, with what looks like Clones knot picots. There are only two motifs, two different flowerheads arranged in a 4-headed pinwheel. Raised rings are placed at the base of each flower. It’s a simple, effective design, tightly worked. IC border of this quality don’t come along too often.
Provenance:  None cites.
Condition:
Modifications: One end cut, can’t see the other end.
Damage: Seller sites a few wear spots ‘at top’, maybe 2 broken threads.
Soilage: The piece is very white. Seller cites about 3 light spots.
Finish:  No obvious creasing or wrinkles.

390876080774   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/p3dr9s9 ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.BRUSSELS LACE PARASOL
Size: Not given
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 07, 2014 19:05:00 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments: A mounted Duchesse de Bruges parasol cover. Note the needlelace rings at flower centers, but this is not enough to kick it into the Brussels Duchesse category. It’s a bit difficult to see the lace pattern against the white backing, but it appears a conventional design, tending toward a Bruges bloemwerk.
Provenance:  Museum deaccession
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Lining shredded.The lace looks OK.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Expected folds for a parasol.

151345450072   Sold for $202.50, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nmf28eu Exquisite 19th Century Mother Of Pearl & Lace Fan ~ Within A Gilt Shadow Box
Size: Fan 11″ high, 21″ wide
Starting Price: $149.99
Auction ends: Jul 07, 2014 20:24:02 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller drov8833, Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Comments: A mounted Duchesse de Bruges fan with plain Mother of Pearl sticks. A few raised veins in leaves the bobbinlace. There are some needle-made grid fillings at the ends.  I like the design, very naturalistic, out of the ordinary for this kind of lace.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: One stick repaired
Soilage: Seller cites light age discoloration
Finish:  Expected folds from the fan mount.

331249516068   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ldx2srn outstanding Brussels applied lace long victorian bridal train mounted on net.
Size: ~20″ x 106″  (I think this are the lace measurements)
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 08, 2014 09:18:34 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller reddolly123, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Brussels bobbinlace application on machine net, mounted as a bridal train. Difficult to see the design on the white background, but it appears to be a rather windswept floral arrangement. typical technique with slightly large motifs. Fillings seem to be needlerun.
Provenance:  Name of the bride was Mrs. Nionis.
Condition:
Modifications: An assembled piece.  Some attachment hooks and eyes.
Damage: Mounting seems to have kept the piece intact.
Soilage: Ecru color with some brown spots, especially on the tulle. Or maybe the seller is referring to the mounting fabric, hard to tell.
Finish:  Some creases in the lower part, probably from storage.

351106063053   Sold for 201.88 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k7fwwy7 Antique/vintage Brussels applique lace – part made cap ?
Size: 10.5″ x 28″ with 2″ x 8.5″ lappets
Starting Price: 15.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 08, 2014 11:24:18 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A Brussels bobbinlace on machine net, delicately done, good design with needle-made fillings. But the form is very odd, and looks deliberate, although the edges above the lappets look cut. Some some reassembly likely.  I’ll agree with the seller, probably intended for a cap.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: A cut down piece.
Damage: Looks like there are some well-done repairs to the tulle.
Soilage: Ecru color
Finish:  Some light vertical folds.

331250114987   Sold for 29.51 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nmjw3ey Antique 1850 Handmade Belgian Point d Gaz / de Gaze Needle Lace Handkerchief
Size: 15″ square
Starting Price: $165.99
Auction ends: Jul 08, 2014 13:05:12 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ncnonny, Rye, New York, United States
Comments: A Point de Gaze handkerchief, no raised work.  Pieces like this depend heavily on design and the quality of the filling stitches.  The design here is quite dense and there is only one type of filling, with no shading.  High end market pieces of this lace can be spectacular, this one is getting there, but has a way to go. These handkerchiefs were made throughout the 2nd half of the 19th century.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the mesh. Occasional broken thread in the fillings.
Soilage: Some localized brown spotting.
Finish:  Some creasing in the center cloth.

221482363752   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kpvqq4e Antique Handmade Brussels Point de Gaze Lace Weddng Bride Hanky Handkerchief
Size: 13.5″ x 13″
Starting Price: $150.00
Auction ends: Jul 08, 2014 18:12:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller countryliving, Auburn, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A Brussels Duchesse handkerchief. Good raised work in the main motifs, connecting bands and leaves.  Carefully worked motifs, and I like the little medallions in the corners next to the cloth. This piece has a lot of presence.
Provenance:  None cited
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Small hole in the cloth, one separation from the linen.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish:  Horizontal and vertical fold creases, and a few small creases in the cloth.

390876841223   Sold for $150.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mk8pu9x HUGE 215″ HANDMADE Antique Vtg BRUSSELS APPLIQUE LACE WEDDING VEIL FLOUNCE SKIRT
Size: 43″ x 215″
Starting Price: $4,699.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jul 08, 2014 18:22 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: An very wide, very long flounce of bobbinlace application on machine net.  The dimensions are larger than what we usually think of in a crinoline flounce, but I think this was still meant to be mounted on a skirt. The motifs are a bit large and loosely worked, but everything fills the space well. Note the extensive esprits which go up high, but not all the way to the edge.  An impressive looking piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites some loose threads, occasional small break, occasional separation from engrelure and breaks in the engrelure. Some professional mends.
Soilage: Occasional light spotting.
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

161331819614   Unsold as of 7/10/2014, 8:52 AM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/kbsj9ed Late 18th C. BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE CAP BACK Vrai Droschel Mesh
Size: 8″ tall x 9″ bottom edge
Starting Price: $145.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jul 08, 2014 20:50:09 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A capback of Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground. The ground is worked in vertical strips which are ‘sewn’ together. The mesh is also sewn into the edges of the motifs with extra treads carried across the back to the next section of mesh. This is a late 18th century design, somewhat reminiscent of contemporary Alençon designs. Fillings are fairly simple, and the use of the woven tallies in the fillings is unusual for Brussels lace. There’s an off chance this could be English.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Numerous small holes, pinholes, in mesh and fillings. Damaged center lower edge.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish:  No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141336728628   Unsold.

http://tinyurl.com/qag84b7 Antique Honiton handmade Lace Handkerchief
Size: 14″ square
Starting Price: $125.00
Auction ends: Jul 09, 2014 10:11:11 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller nconny, Rye, New York, United States
Comments: A handkerchief of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. The motifs are small and delicately done, and note the added touch of the esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  Seller says it was purchased in an estate sale in Westchester county New York.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish:  No obvious seams or wrinkles.

380941898806   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kugqr5m Antique Handmade Bedfordshire Lace Handkerchief hanky
Size: 13″ square
Starting Price: $39.99
Auction ends: Jul 09, 2014 14:19:04 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller nconny, Rye, New York, United States
Comments: An English Beds handkerchief with typical leaf and rose design. No raised work, but some woven tally leadworks used as fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: splits and holes to the central cloth. The lace looks OK.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Fold creases and wrinkles.

380941921449   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/koxt2dq ANTIQUE VINTAGE HANDMADE CARRICKMACROSS LACE SHAWL, 116″ LONG, GOOD CONDITION
Size: 15.5″ x 116″
Starting Price: $195.00
Auction ends: Jul 09, 2014 17:59:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller yellow_daisy, Carlisle, Masachusetts, United States
Comments: A narrow rectangular shawl of Carrickmacross applique on machine net, with typical looped picot edge. Note the shamrocks in the design. It’s a bit puzzling that the lacemaker didn’t cut away the tulle behind the openwork on the very ends.
A good, middle-market product.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites 5 tiny holes in the tulle.
Soilage: Looks clean
Finish: Fold creases evident.

281376529829   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/krqlrqv 43″ Dentelle blanc Main Broderie Fleur LILLE Tulle 2,18 Metres L 9 cm application ?
Size: 9 cm x 2.7 m
Starting Price: 85.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jul 10, 2014 03:21:24 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller pythie, Paris, France
Comments: A border of Brussels application on machine net. The motifs are delicately done with good design, (I like the little wavy line just below the flowers). Esprits in the ground of something this narrow is a nice extra touch.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some fold creases evident.

191231517506   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kchxd7d Beautiful Antique Victorian Beds Maltese Lace Scarf in Excellent Condition
Size: 23″ x 190″
Starting Price: 28.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 10, 2014 04:59:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller supa_troopa, Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A scarf of black silk Maltese (not Beds), of two layers. The outer edge has a chain of flowers. The inner part is a more complex guipure based on the Maltese cross with some woven leaf decoration.  Maltese scarves like this are usually white or cream, but black does show up occasionally.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231271876116   Sold for 110.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qguneu7 Antique/vintage early 19C fine Honiton lace shawl
Size: 20″ x 85″
Starting Price: 10.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 10, 2014 12:18:06 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular shawl of Honiton applique on machine net. The motifs are nicely done, but scattered with no particular design at the ends.  And interesting piece, a bit thrown together.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Seller cites many small holes in the tulle. One obvious repair.
Soilage: Looks a little beige.
Finish: Light wrinkling overall, some edges not pressed flat.

231274538817   Sold for 36.59 GBP, 6 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lp2xhvz Antique English Honiton Bobbin Lace Collar Victorian – Roses
Size: ~15″ neckline, 4″ deep
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 10, 2014 15:00:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller ginqueen, Didcot, United Kingdom
Comments: A small collar of Honiton guipure. A delicate piece, nicely made, good raised work, picoted brides. Style is a bit unusual, quite free and more advanced than snails/slugs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

301230784308   Sold for 26.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kc7zfy9 ANTIQUE EARLY 18THC HM FINE VAL/ BINCHE LACE/ BEAUTIFUL DESIGN/ UNUSED SO RARE
Size: 3.5″ x 58″
Starting Price: $995.00
Auction ends: Jul 10, 2014 18:04:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller snakey03rr, Didcot, United Kingdom
Comments: A straight edge border of Valenciennes with the snow ground. I’ve been staring at this piece a lot – it almost seems too pristine, and it looks wider than it really is. The ground is a bit overpowering, and the work is just a little loose. But the thread does appear to be linen, and if I compare it with examples in my own collection (see the example lappet next to the thumbnail below), I’m finally convinced that it is an early piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites light ivory color with a few scattered light small age stains
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181456846895 181456846895a  Val_good_closeup   No bids.
Two views of the piece on Ebay.  Closeup of a lappet from my collection.

http://tinyurl.com/npr5bcb 19th C. Handmade Chantilly Bobbin Lace Lappets
Size: 46″ x 2.25″ to 4″
Starting Price: $145.00
Auction ends: Jul 11, 2014 06:09:42 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller lacemerchant, Whiting, Indiana, United States
Comments: A lappet scarf of Chantilly, probably Belgian due to the very black color – sign of a thicker thread. Gives it a kind of dense pattern effect. Sometimes the tension in the halfstitch isn’t quite consistent, but that’s minor. A good, standard example.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

131233174157   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mudnbql Beautiful Antqiue 19thc.Victorian Brussels Duchesse Lace Collar
Size: 6″ max depth, 37″ long
Starting Price: 65.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 11, 2014 07:59:23 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintage-rooms, Newbury, United Kingdom
Comments: A long collar with attached matching neckpiece.  Duchesse de Bruges with gimp and a little rolled work. A few simple needle-made fillings in flower centers. A typical middle-market example with rather standard design elements. The technique is a bit loose in some of the edge motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Matching neckpiece attached separately
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151344056993a   151344056993   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pb7c6c9 Antique/vintage 19C Beds. lace cape collar
Size: 21.5″ neckline, 19.8″ depth at back.
Starting Price: 35.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 11, 2014 11:26:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Guipure lace like this tends to wander dangerously into unknown territory on attribution. Beds, France, Spain are all possibilities, perhaps even Eastern Europe. It does appear to be cotton.  I think the design is too simple for Beds, even though they did this type of assembled work. It’s also too simple for Le Puy, but other parts of France can’t be ruled out.  Spain also did this type of work, and that might be a fair guess. The shawl is assembled from bands of lace sewn together horizontally, with a scalloped border.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: A piece assembled from bands of lace.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘clean mid cream colour with occasional age discoloration’.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231275244433   Sold for 35.00 GBP, 1 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qyry4da FRAMED HANDMADE Antique Vtg BELGIAN BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE LACE WEDDING HAND FAN
Size: fan, 14.75″ long 26.75″ wide
Starting Price: $3,499.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: Jul 11, 2014 11:26:14 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A large framed Point de Gaze fan with elaborately carved Mother of Pearl sticks. No raised petals in the lace; it is the best type of flat Point de Gaze with elaborate decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The design is very naturalistic and well worked. I do wonder if the tassle is original, it doesn’t seem elaborate enough for a piece of this quality.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites mild age discoloration.
Finish: Expected creases in lace from folding.

161304446457   Unsold as of 7/13/2014 12:10 PM MST.

http://tinyurl.com/m86ku8k IRISH CARRICKMACROSS COLLAR ART NOUVEAU . Circa 1900
Size: 32″a t widest point (I assume laid flat)
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 11, 2014 15:05:13 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A striking Carrickmacross collar with the typical looped picots on the edges. The design is very Art Nouveau, late 19th c or early 20th c.  Interesting needlerun filling pattern, and the swirling design is beautifully worked.  If I interpret the measurement correctly, it’s larger than it looks in the photo.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few small light brown spots.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

181450267728   Sold for $247.00, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q7mzgn2 17TH CENTURY FLEMISH BOBBIN LACE, CA. 1625-1650
Size: 2.5″ x 32″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 12, 2014 15:15:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A Flemish ‘Van Dyke’ border, 2nd quarter 17th c. Lace in Flanders at this period took several forms, and it’s worth looking at Levey’s “Lace: A History”, plates 149a (where she called the motifs ‘ill defined’), and the top plate in figure 157. The extensive sewings in this piece remind me of contemporary l’Aquila laces; it doesn’t have the more continuous nature of other Flemish laces of this period. Nevertheless authors do ascribe it to Flanders in this period. It is rather a challenge to figure out how this piece was constructed.
Provenance:  Acquired from a Dutch collector.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends. Perhaps cut along the straight edge? That border is secured with a modern thread.
Damage: A little frayed along the edges.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light creasing.

181450245763   Sold for $530.00, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/nucusym BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE NEEDLE LACE BERTHA/COLLAR 19th CENTURY
Size: 25″ across (I assume laid flat)
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 12, 2014 15:25:33 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A Point de Gaze bertha with raised petal roses, double layers. Lots of work with chains of raised rings, but not much variation in the decorative ‘mode’ fillings.  The design is elaborate and romantic.  It doesn’t appear to be quite as long as other berthas; the ends don’t overlap when laid flat.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Mesh looks in good condition.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Look unused.

181450256671   $255.00, 6 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/m9c6brr FRENCH VALENCIENNES BOBBIN LACE LAPPETS CIRCAL 1780 WITH A ROUND GROUND
Size: 3.4″ x 41″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 12, 2014 15:30:27 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Round hole Valenciennes lappets joined together at the tops, late 18th century.  It is a beautifully light and delicate design, with lots of ground.  The lappets do appear to have been cut short before joining, the length is a few inches shorter than what you would expect for lappets of the period.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Lappet tops cut and joined together. Sewn to a cloth backing.
Damage: A few loose threads in the mesh, very minor.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181450279159   $10.00, 1 bidder, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/lnup483 VENETIAN GROS POINT NEEDLE LACE Ca 1680
Size: 2.75″ x 47″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 12, 2014 15:35:58 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: Border of Gros Point de Venise with well sculpted raised work. Good clothwork decoration, and overall it has a rather plain appearance, typical of earlier work (this is not a bad thing). More like carved ivory with simple ornaments on the raised work and very few brides. I detect one repeat of the pattern, but whether there was more along the long sides is unknown. Very unusual to find a piece like this intact.
Provenance:  Labeled by a Flemish/Dutch collector.
Condition:
Modifications: Cut both ends, Engrelure added. I don’t think the picoted border is original. Sewn to a cloth backing.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181451078075   $112.50, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/q4pwwfc 17TH CENTURY FLEMISH BOBBIN LACE WITH FINISHED ENDS. ca. 1670
Size: 22.5″ x 91″
Starting Price: $10.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 12, 2014 15:50:16 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller eastayton, London, England, United Kingdom
Comments: A large border of Flemish lace, but dating is problematic. Yes, the photo in the Gruuthusemuseum catalog is the same lace, dated simply ’17th century’. It would have to be later in the century because of the type of ground used.  There’s a lot of this looped tape lace around, and we really haven’t adequately identified the origin. Sometimes I think that the design was meant more for metallic laces, and these are just lucky survivors. So in lieu of other evidence I’ll go with the late 17th c Flemish origin, but someone really needs to investigate this whole subject thoroughly.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: I think the end finishing has been added later.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘3 tiny, negligible stains’
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

181453445063   $162.50, 5 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/pmxvlon Very Long Length Vintage Antique Black Maltese Lace Flounce c.1900 (4.2 metres)
Size: 20 cm x 4.2 m.
Starting Price: 24.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 13, 2014 04:55:08 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller vintage-rooms, Newbury, United Kingdom
Comments: A long border of black silk Guipure, possibly Le Puy or some other French center. The long thin leaves in the design aren’t typically Le Puy, but I’ll guess it’s somewhere in that area.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if it has been cut.
Damage: Occasional loose thread, a little localized damage in the foot edge.
Soilage: Nothing obvious, but difficult to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

151345746543   Sold for 24.99 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/os5oxcl *COLLECTOR PC* HTF WIDE 82″ HANDMADE Antique Vtg LILLE BOBBIN LACE FLOUNCE *DOLL
Size: 2.75″ x 82″
Starting Price: $149.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: Jul 13, 2014 08:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller adtjmd, United States
Comments: A straight edged border of Lille with very thin design. Might actually be an Arras piece. Probably dates earlier in the 19th century. Beautifully worked, very regular mesh.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut, but seller’s description seems to imply that they are.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Age yellowing and a few tiny spots.
Finish: Fold dow

161336858311  Buy-it-Now exercised.  Oh.  I bought this one.

http://tinyurl.com/ow7f6uw BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE MALTESE LACE BERTHA COLLAR / CAPELET
Size: not given.
Starting Price: 0.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 13, 2014 10:53:52 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller celestial20_0, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Comments:
A Maltese shawl collar of blonde silk. Looks like a three layer construction; crosses and wheat ears on the outer edge, Masses of woven leaves and some guipure in the inner section, and a patterned ground with a cross and some guipure leaves next to the neckline. An effective design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Condition:
Modifications: None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Fold down the center evident.

351110080223   Sold for 102.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

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Lace Event Spain: Trobada de Puntaires, Alforja – July 5, 2014

Trobada de Puntaires, Alforja (Baix Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia)
Organizers: Grup de Puntaires Teresa Pallisa
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Time:  17:00
Place:  la plaça del Mercadal
Information: 977 816 008 ajuntament@alforja.cat

Virtually no information on this year’s event on the internet, and I’m extracting things from past Trobadas.

Alforja map

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Lace Event Spain: VIII Encuentro de Bolilleras, Dénia – July 6, 2014

VIII Encuentro de Bolilleras, Dénia (Marina Alta, Alicante, Vanencian Community)
Organizers: Asociación Bolilleras de la Marina Alta
Concejalía de Fiestas.
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time:  9:00 to 17:00 PM
Place:  Marqués de Campo
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/ptkk2yh
Information and Reservations: 96 642 23 67, denia@touristinfo.net

This event is part of the Festa Major en honor de la Santissima Sang, which runs from July 5-13, 2014.

denia map

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Lace Event Spain: 9a Trobada de Puntaires i Patchwork, Banyoles – July 6, 2014

9a Trobada de Puntaires i Patchwork, Banyoles (Pontevedra, Galicia)
Organizers:  Foment de la Sardana, la Dansa i la Cultura Popular i Tradicional, Banyoles
Ajuntament de Banyoles
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time:  11:00 to 14:00
Place:  Paratges dels Desmais
Websites: http://tinyurl.com/mmtpx79
Information and Reservations: Foment- 972570355

This is part of the 62è Aplec de la Sardana in Banyoles which runs from July 4-6, 2014. There are many events on Saturday, and not a lot of information about any of them. The Trobada de Puntaires is part of a crafts market associated with the Aplec.  The date is a little unclear, some sites say July 5, some July 6th. I think the 6th date is correct, but it’s a bit of a guess. There is also an associated contest, the 7è Concurs de Puntes de Coixí i Patchwork, which offers a prize in both arts. The theme for bobbinlace (they use the term Puntes de coixí) is a shirt or blouse with details in bobbinlacelace (una camiseta o brusa amb un detall de punta de coixí). Entries must be submitted on the day of the event and judging will be by popular vote.
The lace and patchwork meeting attracts about 200 participants.  Note the picture of a lacemaker on the poster below.

The Sardana is the traditional national dance of Catalonia.  The word ‘Aplec’ means ‘gathering’.  See the video at http://tinyurl.com/kuynt74 for an example.

Banyoles   Banyoles map

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Lace Event Spain: IX Encuentro de Encajeras, El Barco de Ávila – July 5, 2014

IX Encuentro de Encajeras, El Barco de Ávila (Ávila , Castile and León)
Organizers: Grupo de Encajeras El Barco de Ávila
Ayuntamiento de ElBarco de Ávila
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Time and Place:  Not given
Websites:  Encuentro de Encajeras, El Barco de Ávila
Information and Reservations: Carmen, 920 340 849 / 692 165 654
Pilar, 920 340 256 / 669 353, 448

Very little information on this event available on the web.

El Barco de Avila map

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Lace Event Spain: 10a Trobada Bolillos Aldaia – July 6, 2014

10a Trobada Bolillos Aldaia (Horta Oest, Valencia, Valencian Community)
Organizers: Associació Enróllate.com (Bolilleres d’Aldaia)
Ajuntament d’Aldaia
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time:  See Agenda
Place:  Plaça Constitució
Websites:  http://tinyurl.com/pkrghva
Information and Reservations: Bienve 620 079 020, Juani 96 129 05 01/635 046 324
Please make reservations by June 27, 2014.

Agenda:
10:00 Meet at the Plaça Constitució
11:00 Breakfast
12:00 Welcome by authorities
14:00 Lunch (10 EUR)
Raffle and prize giveaways throughout the day

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Aldaia map  

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