Lace Event Spain: VIII Encuentro Nacional de Encajeras, Toledo – June 21, 2014

VIII Encuentro Nacional de Encajeras, Toledo (Toledo, Castile-La Mancha)
Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Toledo
Asociación de Vecinos “El Tajo”
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Time: 11:00 to 20:00
Place: Plaza de Zocodover, 45001 Toledo
Information and Registration: Paloma 687 51 93 90
Junta pro-Corpus de Toledo,

toledo map

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Lace Event France: 10ème Couvige de Bourg-Argental – June 21-22, 2014

10ème Couvige de Bourg-Argental (Saint-Étienne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes)
La Rose en Dentelles
à La Croisée des Fils
42220 Bourg-Argental
Date: June 21-22, 2014
Place: Parc du Pilat and salle Jacque Esterel
42220 Bourg-Argental
Time: Saturday 10:00 to 12:00 and 15:00 to 18:00
Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
Information and Reservations: +33 (0)4 77 3914 93

Bourg-argental   Bourg-argental map

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Lace Event Switzerland: 31 Rencontre FDS à Winterthour, June 21 2014

31 Rencontre FDS à Winterthour (Zurich)
Organizers:  VSS Vereinigung Schweizerischer Spitzenmacherinnen
FDS Fédération des Dentellières Suisses
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Place: Various sites
1See Agenda
Information and Registration: VSS_FDS_2014_Anmeldung_F,
Please register by May 21, 2014.

June 20, 18:00  Opening of Exhibitions, Kafi Müli
June 21
8:30 Opening on the Rencontre, vor der Parkarena
8:30 to 10:30, Welcome, coffee and croissants, Kafi Müli
9:00  Exhibition openings:
Laces of the Region, Giessereisaal
Special exhibition, machine lace, Parkarena
exhibitions from the FDS, Competition, works from the instructors of Zurich,

Vendor room opens
10:30  Ceremony followed by an apertif, Parkarena
12:30  Lunch, Kafi Müli
13:15-15:00  guided gours
17:00  End of the Rencontre
June 22 10:00 to 16:30, Laces of the Region, Giessereisaal

motif_fds_m   Winterthur map

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Lace Event UK: Wessex Lacemakers Lace Day, June 21 2014

Wessex Lacemakers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Place: North Petherton Village Hall
Fore Street, North Petherton TA6 6QA
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Speaker: Gwynedd Roberts, “Jottings of a Lacemaker in France”

Tickets:  £5.00 for visitors
Contact:  Susan Brooks 01934 527838

The Wessex Lacemakers group was formed in 1980 and come from Bristol in the north to Honiton in the South, Porlock in the West to Warminster in the east.  Their logo is in the shape of the Alfred Jewel. The group holds 4 to 5 meetings each year and an annual Supplier’s fair. The group has a newsletter, and membership is £10/year, 50 p for young lacemakers.


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Lace Event UK: Wymondham Lacemakers’ 26th Lace Day – June 21, 2014

Wymondham Lace Day
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Place: Wymondham High School
Folly Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, UK  NR18 0QT
Time: 10:00 AM until 4.00 PM

Suppliers will be present

Tickets: £5.00, Young Lacemakers £3.00
Contact: SAE to Barbara Pope, 8 Coleridge Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4PZ.
Cheque payable to Wymondham Lacemakers
Telephone: 01379 652987


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Lace Event Germany: 55. Plauener Spitzenfest 2014, June 20-22, 2014

55. Plauener Spitzenfest 2014
Organizers: AThe City of Plauen
Dates:  June 20-22, 2014
Flyer:  flyer_spfest_2014 – much better copy on the website.

Plauen is home to a longstanding machine lace industry, and it has an excellent lace museum. There are many events in this venerable festival, such as:
– Competition for lace in experimental fashion
– Gala fashion show by fashion designer Irene Luft
– The First Textile Market in the Vogtland Museum
– Children’s Flea Market
– Swap meet at the Plauen Lace Museum
– Selection of the Plauen Lace Princess

Plauen   1000_plakat1head_web

Plauen map

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Lace Event Slovenia: 33rd Idrija Lace Festival – June 20-22, 2014

The 33rd Idrija Lace Festival
Organizers:  The Idrija Heritage Centre
Date: June 20-22, 2014
Mestni trg 1, 5280 Idrija, Slovenia
Exhibitions primarily in the Gewerkenegg Castle
Information:  +386 (0)5 37 43 916, You can sign up for email notices at the website main page.

The character of the festival is changing a bit this year, they are putting more emphasis on social and artistic events in the evenings.  Please forgive my struggled translations.

June 20, 19:00  Opening, Gewerkenegg Castle courtyard – actually moved to the ‘Blue Room’ because of bad weather.
There will be 13 exhibitions this year (, some of which include:
– Lace Exhibition at the Castle Gewerkenegg
– “Old Suitcase reveals Albin Mažgon and his lace”, exhibition of the Idrija Lace Sociey  in the Gallery of the City Library.  If I’m reading correctly, this exhibition, which runs from June 23 to Dec 31, highlights pattern for lace designed by Mažgon between the World Wars, and found in a suitcase.
– “Look what I can do” 2014, the annual exhibition of student’s lace at the Idrija Lace School.
– Bobbin Lace of Metka Prezelj
– Glasshouse – exhibition of students of the Department of Textile and FAshion Design, University of Ljubljana, this is the work of 7 students. Runs from June 20-Dec 31.
– Space – TheJoy in Us, solo exhibition by prof. Margaret Godler, Dr. Marica Starešinič, Vera Velikajne, Cafe, City Market 1. Runds from June 20-Dec 31.
– Idrija Lace 2020: Back to the Future, Exhibition of the Idrija LaceSociety at the Lace School
– Micro / Macro/ Mezzo Culture & Identity, spacial installation by the students of the Faculty of Design in collaboration with the Idrija Lace School, runs June 20-Dec 31.
– and more.
for children and adults – for the Ivanka Ferjančič Award.
Workshops:  Professional lacemaking workshops for adults at the Idrija Lace School


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