Lace Classes UK: Lace classes at Knuston Hall from October 14, 2014 to March 15, 2015

Apologies, I’m a bit late on listing these, but there are still three months to go.

Lace classes at Knuston Hall from October 14, 2014 to March 15, 2015
Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7EU
(see brochure for directions)
Knuston Hall Brochure October 14 – March 15
Best to call to enroll, or communicate your preference by email.
01933 312104

Knuston Hall is a 17th century building on an estate in East Northamptonshire. It is now used as a conference center and classroom site.

Lace Courses – October 14, 2014 to March 15, 2015
Oct24-26  G514 Bucks Point Bobbin Lace (Jackie Poulter)
Oct 31, 2014  G902  European Bobbin Lace (Patricia Bury)
Oct 31-Nov 2 G508   European Bobbin Laces  (Patricia Bury)
Oct 31 G901  Bobbin Lace for Christmas – Beginners welcome (Alison Winn)
Oct 31-Nov 2  G506  Bobbin Lace for Christmas – Beginners welcome (Alison Winn)
Nov 21  G911  A Day of Bedfordshire Lace (Denise Vickery)
Nov 21-23  G557  Traditional Bedfordshire Lace
Nov 24-26 G105  Bobbin Lace – Beginners welcome (Alison Winn)
Jan 16-18  G516  Bobbin Lace – Beginners welcome (Alison Winn)
Mar 18-20 G303 Bobbin Lace – Beginners welcome (Alison Winn)
Mar 20-22 G517 Bobbin Lace – Beginners welcome (Alison Winn)


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Call for Proposals – 2nd International Symposium of Young Lace Makers – April 2015

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: May 30, 2015

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 July  2016
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a symposium for and about young lace makers in Norwich, England, for Summer 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. 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 will 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 May 30 2015.
For further information or questions please don’t hesitate to contact the conference organizer, Angharad Rixon.

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Auction: Costumes and Textiles, Bonhams Oxford – January 22, 2015

Sale 22670 – Costumes and Textiles in “The Oak Interior”
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Place: Bonhams Oxford Salesroom
Banbury Road, Shipton-on-Cherwell, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1JH
Time: Auction begins at 11:00 AM GMT with lot 131.
17 Jan 2015 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
18 Jan 2015 11:00 – 15:00 GMT
19 Jan 2015 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
20 Jan 2015 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
21 Jan 2015 09:00 – 17:00 GMT for day 2 items
22 Jan 2015 08:30 – 10:45 GMT
Web Catalog:
Textile Specialist: Claire Browne,,
+44 1564 732969

Bonhams has four specialist Textile auctions per year held in conjunction with the ‘Oak’ sales.  Condition reports can be requested separately for all lots.

In January the laces include lots 553-566 and 561-566 are bobbins. Not much lace at all, but look at the Point de Gaze bertha, lot 555, and a good Beds collar, lot 556. Lot 607 is a late 17th century sample with some reticella cutwork.  This is a big sale, and lots 131 will start on the second day, January 22nd.

Bidding: All bidders must first register with Bonhams, in person, by phone, or online. Go to for online registration. You must also register and be approved for this specific auction, there’s a link on the catalog page.
You can bid in person, online, by telephone, or place an absentee bid.
See for detailed bidding instructions.
Payment: Sterling check, cash, banker’s draft, or bank transfer.
Debit card UK bank, no charge. 2% surcharge on debit cards for overseas bank.
VISA and Mastercard are also accepted, with a 2% surcharge on the total invoice.
Charges: Buyer’s premium is 25% of the hammer price on the first £50,000 of the hammer price.
Local sales tax or VAT at current rates (20%) will generally be payable on the buyer’s premium and expenses.

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Lace Event Spain: VII Encuentro de Bolillos, La Font d’En Carròs – January 25, 2015

VII Encuentro de Bolillos, La Font d’En Carròs (Safor, Valencia, Valencian Community)
Organizers: Ayuntamiento de La Font d’En Carròs
Date: Sunday, January 25, 2015
Time: Starts at 10:00
Place: La Plaça dels Xorros
Information: 962833000 (ayuntamiento)

This event is part of the annual Fiesta de Sant Antoni del Porquet en La Font d’en Carròs which runs from January 23-25, 2015.

la font den carros

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Lace Event France: 4ème Salon Fils Croises en Anjou – January 29 to February 1, 2015

Salon 4ème Fils Croises en Anjou
Sponsor:  MG Developpement
Date: Thursday January 29 to Sunday, February 1, 2015
Place: Parc Expo de la Meilleraie
2 Avenue Marcel Prat, 49300 Cholet, France
Time:  Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 to 18:30
Sunday: 10:00 to 17:30
Website:, specifically and

Lace vendors:  Midon, Nicole Jarret art textile et dentelle,
Martine Piveteau.
This is a general textile fair with many other suppliers for patchwork, embroidery, knitting, etc.

Tickets:  5 EUR, under 12 free, 3.50 EUR per person for groups of 10 or more.
Sarl Emgeko, 240 way dandarelet, 83300 Draguignan
Potential exhibitors contact

Anjou   Cholet

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Lace Event UK: Cockfosters Lace Day, January 31, 2015

Cockfosters Lace Day
: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Oakwood Baptist Church  (note change of venue)
Merrivale, Southgate, London N14 4TE
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Suppliers:  Makit Lace & Needlecraft Supplies

Tickets: £5.00 , £1.50 shoppers at the door
SAE, cheque payable to Anne Goldstein
35 Wargrave Avenue, London N15 6UH
Telephone: 0208 800 4431

Last year I had a lovely email from Anne.  Cockfosters is no longer a lacemaking group, but the lace day is still put on thanks to the wonderful dedication of a small group of lace enthusiasts.


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Lace Event Spain: XIII Concentración Bolilleras Canals – January 10, 2015

XIII Concentración Canals Bolilleras 2014 (Valencia)
Asociación Provencial Amas de Casa y Consumidores Tyrius
Ajuntament de Canals
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Place: Pabellón Municipal de Deportes Ricardo Tormo
Information:  96-224-02-14, Sra. Regina del Centro Cultural “Ca Don José”. email –
Registration:  Registration due by January 7, 2015.  Cost is 12 EUR per person.

10:00 Meet in the Pabellón, collect tickets for the meal
11:00  Lacemaking activities
12:00 Visit from the local government representatives
14:00 Meal at the Pabellón, 12 EUR per person
16:00 Prize drawing, and closing.

Canals   Canals

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