Lace Event Spain: 18a Trobada de Puntaires, Artesa de Segre, August 23, 2015

18a Trobada de Puntaires, Artesa de Segre (Noguera, Lleida, Catalonia)
Organizers: La Associación de Dones Puntaires d’Artesa de Segre
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Time: Starts at 10:00
Place: C/Sant Cosme i Damià
Information and Registration: Puntaires 686 176 037
Divina 973 400 504, Àngela 973 400 712

This is part of the Fira Sant Bartomeu in Artesa de Segre which runs August 22-23, 2015.

artesa de segre map

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Lace Event Spain: XX Trobada de Puntaires, l’Ametlla del Vallès, August 23, 2015

XX Trobada de Puntaires, l’Ametlla del Vallès (Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Organizers: Ajuntament de l’Ametlla del Vallès
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Time: Starts at 10:00
Place: al Passeig
Information:  Ajuntament – 93 843 25 01

This is part of the Festa Major l’Ametlla del Vallès, which runs from August 20-25, 2015.

ametlla del valles  FM2015 ametlla del valles map

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Lace Event Spain: VI Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Priego, August 23, 2015

VI Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Priego (Priego, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha)
Organizers: La Associación de Mujeres “El Rosal” de Priego
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Time: See agenda
Place: La Plaza de los Condes de Priego
Information and Registration: 651496373, 969312208,
There’s a 2.00 EUR registration fee.

10:00 Reception
10:30 Breakfast
11:00 Opening of the Encuentro by local authorities
1:15 to 13:00  Lacemaking exhibition
13:00 to 14:00  Gift delivery, closing of the encuentro.

This event attracts about 70 participants from Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Madrid.

Priego   Priego map

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Lace Cruise: Lace Making Tuition with Jane Webster, Hemmingbird Lace – July 27 to Aug 3, 2016

This announcement just in from Jane Webster of Hemmingbird lace. A full cruise to Norway with lace classes!  Jane has been a lacemaking teacher since 1981 in the UK and Europe; see her website at for schedules.

Dear Lacemaker,
Well, here it is the first lace makers Cruise Itinerary

Date                      Port                                                Arrive             Depart
27/07/16   London – Tilbury (UK)                               –                  19.00
28/07/16   At Sea                                                             –                      –
29/07/16   Cruising Hardangerfjord Norway            –                      –
29/07/16   Eidfjord – Norway                                 12.00               18.00
30/07/16   Flam – Norway                                        10.00               20.30
31/07/16    Hellesylt – Norway                                09.00              10.00
31/07/16    Cruising Geirangerfjord -Norway            –                      –
31/07/16    Geirangerfjord (disembark by tender only) 12.00   18.00
01/08 16    Bergen – Norway                                   09.00               18.00
02/08/16   At Sea                                                             –                     –
03/08/16   London- Tilbury – UK                          08.00                 –

The plan is to make lace on the two full sea days, plus a couple of half or “short” days and of course the evenings will also be available if you are not clubbing/partying/or in the bar! For non party animals there is a gym/library/fitness suite/pools and jacuzzi’s. (I can email you mouth watering pictures of the ship)

For non lace making friends/crafters I will again be offering some craft options from my way back needlework teacher days. The materials for these will be free of charge but you must book in on a tuition place.

Yvonne (travel agent) will handle all bookings and monies. If you are keen to go contact her before the end of the month (August). As regular supporters of my courses and holidays this will secure you the price stated.

Bookings will still be taken later but can be subject to fluctuation from the cruise companies (We are trying to get them to hold the price until the Lace Guild advert goes out in October).

Yvonne and I have done all we can to make this an easy, relaxed and fun experience.
We hope it will be one you will remember. Do join us.

Call Yvonne Pearce for more information, 0800 9700 855 or email at


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Call for Proposals – 2nd International Symposium of Young Lace Makers – June 10-12, 2016

Call for Proposals – 2nd International Symposium of Young Lace Makers
Doily Free Zone
Textile Support, Pavia, Italy
Angharad Rixon,
Website and proposal submission:
Deadline for proposals: September 22, 2015

8/16/2015 – Revising the post again to reflect the new proposal deadline and update on the conference dates.

1/2/2015 – This revision reflects updates for the symposium. Things have been pushed back by about a year:

It is no surprise, following the successful 1st symposium in April 2013, that a second is planned. And it will continue as a biennial event in the future. “Young” means under 40.

This from the website:

2nd International Symposium of Young Lace Makers June 10-12, 2016
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a symposium for and about young lace makers in Gandino, Italy, 10-12 June 2016. The symposium aims to encourage communication amongst young lace makers and to safeguard and promote this rich textile tradition as a form of creative expression.
The Theme for the 2016 Symposium is: Inter/Lace Inter/Face
For the purposes of this meeting we define lace as a fabric in which the open spaces are as fundamental to the design as the solid areas and where this is interplay of holes is an intrinsic part of the fabric’s structure, for this reason we will not accept proposals based on die or laser cut “lace patterns”. All lace makers who will present work or research papers and teach the workshops must be under the age of 40 at the time of the symposium, this is not meant as discrimination but is rather an attempt to focus on the work of a generation which for various reasons is not associated with the major guilds and organizations. The symposium, however, is open to all who wish to attend. The symposium will be divided into three categories; Lace and Tradition, Lace and Design and Lace and Art and we are accepting proposals for papers, works of art and design, and workshops related to these themes the deadline being September 22 2015.

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Lace Event Spain: Trobada de Puntaires a Sanaüja, August 16, 2015

Trobada de Puntaires a Sanaüja (Segarra, Lleida, Catalonia)
Organizers: Associació de puntaires de Sanaüja
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 13:00
Place: la Plaça Major de Sanaüja
Website:  none.
Information: 973531300

Unfortunately no information on this year’s event, so I’m taking it from last year. I do believe there is a lacemaking school in Sanaüja.

Sanuja map

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Lace Event Spain: Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Los Navalmorales, August 16, 2015

Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Los Navalmorales (La Jara, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha)
Organizers: El Ayuntamiento de Los Navalmorales
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015
Time: Not given, ;but the fair is open from 11:00 to 14:00 on Sunday.
Place: recinto del Silo Ferial del municipio
Information: Ayuntamiento –

This is part of the XVIII Feria de Artesanía y Muestras ‘La Jara y Montes de Toledo, which runs from August 14-17, 2015.  I only find one note that says lacemakers from all over Spain will attend.

CartelFeriaArtesaniaNavalmorales   navalmorales map

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