Lace Event Spain: XXIV Mostra de Encaixe de Camariñas© – April 16-20, 2014

XXIV Mostra de Encaixe de Camariñas© (A Coruña, Galicia)
Sponsor:  Concello de Camariñas
Date: Wednesday April 16 to Sunday, April 20, 20124
Place: el Recinto Ferial de Camariñas
Program:  See  As of the date of this post, the final program has not been uploaded to the site.
Photos from 2013 event:

Telephone: Dna. Dolores Lema, 981-737-004

This event has been held since 1981 every year at Easter. It is chaired by Her Majesty Queen Sofia. It is an international event, promoting Camariñas lace for domestic and fashion use.  The festival especially promotes lace from the Galicia area of Spain. Camariñas also home to an important lace museum, and they have an online virtual museum at

The XXI Concurso de Jóvenes Diseñadore (21st Young Designer’s Contest) will also be held at the event, and 28 finalists have been selected to show their fashions out of 95 proposals (finalistas_2014).  Additional information includes: Announcement, registration, Catalogo.  I believe this last one is a catalog of laces available to the designers. Prizes are, 1st – 2,104 UR, 2nd – 1,201 EUR, 3rd, 601 EUR.

A number of courses will also be held, registration information is here: Camarinas courses. There are also demonstrations, and you can use the same form to register for these also. Seems to be a limit of 200 participants. Information is a little vague on the public events, hopefully it will firm up soon.

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Lace Event Spain: VII Encuentro de Bolillos, Zafra – April 5, 2014

VII Encuentro de Bolillos Zafra (Badajoz, Extremadura)
Sponsor: Asociación Curtural y Artesanal Encaje de Bolillos “Ciudad de Zafra”
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: Events start at 9:30 AM
Place: Pabellón Institucional del Recinto Ferial

9:30 – 10:00  Reception and badging
10:00  Delivery of gifts to participants
10:30  Welcome by Sra. Alcadesa de Zafra
11:00  Start of the demonstration, exhibition of works, vendors available
13:30  End of the activities

Fees: 3 EUR per person, plus 14 EUR per person for meal.  Registration is open from February 17 to March 22, 2014.
Telephone: 692098424 / 657851205 / 692098426

A maximum of 350 participants can be accommodated. This event is part of the larger Zafra “Feria de Primavera” which runs from April 4-6, 2014.

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Lace Event France: Festival International de la Dentelle, Coudekerque-Branche – April 5-6, 2014

Festival International de la Dentelle, Coudekerque-Branche
Au Fil du Printemps
l’Ouvroir des Dentellières de Coudekerque Branche
Date: April 5-6, 2014
Place: Centre Jules Romain and Foyer Raimu
rue des Muriers 59210 Couderque-Branche
Hours: Saturday, 14:00 to 19:00
Sunday, 10:00 to 18:00
Mme Nicole Debruyne, 03 28 61 16 08

Vendors and Lace Groups:  See
Lecture: Michèle Coupez, “Le Point de Rose o9u Point de Gaze”. Espace Jean Vilar, Salle Desrousseaux, Saturday April 5th, 17:00 to 18:30.
Classes:  Sylvie Roussel and Michèle Coupez will conduct classes in other textile techniques.

Registration for participants:  courrier_dinvitation_au_festival_2014
Entry is free to the public, see website for class registration fees.

This organization has a lacemaking school since around 1992.  A similar festival was held May 4-5, 2002.

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Lace Event France: 16ème Couvige l’Association le Point d’Esprit – April 5, 2014

16ème Couvige l’Association le Point d’Esprit
l’Association le Point d’Esprit
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Place: Ferme du Manet Les Ecuries
61 Avenue du Manet, 78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux
Hours: 9:30 to 18:00
Web Site:
Sylvie Elambert, 01 30 64 11 17,
Fees:  2.00 EUR entry fee.

Speaker:  Michel Bouvot, “Main ou mécanique, comment les reconnaitre?”  Talk starts at 15:30.
Vendors and lacemakers:  See for a list of vendors, lacemakers and lace groups who will be present.
See for information on the ‘Au Fil du Temps’ exhibition.

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Lace Event UK: 3rd South Oxfordshire Lace Day, Isis Lacemakers – April 5, 2014

2nd South Oxfordshire Lace Day
Sponsor: Isis Lacemakers
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2013
Place: Benson Parish Hall
Sunnyside, Benson, Oxon OX10 6LZ
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Web Site:

A raffle will be held to benefit the Air Ambulance.

Tickets: £4.50 incl tea & coffee, £2.00 young lacemakers, includes tea/coffee/cakes.
SAE to contact. Cheques payable to “Isis Lacemakers”
Contact: Mrs. Jan Gilbert, 26 Silver Street, Tetsworth, Oxon OX9 7AR
Phone: 01844 281655

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Lace Event France: the 5th Lace Festival in Mehun-sur-Yèvre

This just in from the event organizer, Magali Déboudard at the Atelier de Dentelle aux Fuseaux, 19 rte de Lury, 18120 Quincy:


The new dates are March 14-15, 2015. Address questions to Magali at

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Lace Event Spain: XV Encuentro de Encajeras Murcia – March 30, 2014

XV Encuentro de Encajeras Murcia (Murcia)
Sponsor:  Asociación Murciana Amigas del Bolillo
Artesanía Region de Murcia, Concejalía de la Mujer Murcia
Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Place: El Pabellón Municipal San Basilio
Contact: President, Carmen López Bermúdez 617 033 104

10:00 Start of the bobbinlace demonstrations.
12:00 Welcome from authorities
14:00 Closing
14:30  Meal

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