Lace Event France: 1er Couvige de Dentelle, Saint Genest Malifaux – May 17-18, 2014

1er Couvige de Dentelle, Saint Genest Malifaux  (Saint-Étienne, Loire,  Rhône-Alpes)
L’Association Fuseaux Carreaux sur le Plateau “FCP” de St. Genest Malifaux
1 rue du Bois Ternay, 42660 Saint Genest Malifaux, France
Date: Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, 2014
Place: Salle Jules Verne
Hours: 14:00 to 19:00 on Saturday, 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday.
Web Site:
Reservations: 10.00 EUR for vendors, due by Dec 31, 2013. 6.00 EUR for participants, due by Feb 25, 2014.  10.00 EUR for meal.
Fees:  1.00 EUR entrance fee for visitors.  There is also an event on Saturday evening.

saint genest 1   saint genest 2   saint genest 3


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Lace Event UK: Mercian Lace Association Lace Day – May 17, 2014

Mercian Lace Association Lace Day
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Place: Cudworth Village Hall
Curdworth, Sutton Coldfield B76 9HH
Time: 10:00 AM until 4.00 PM

Beading Workshop.

Fees:  £12.00 members.
Rosemary Allen
Tel: 0121 308 0518


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Lace Event UK: Suffolk Lacemakers Get-Together – February 17, 2014

Suffolk Lacemakers’ Get Together
Saturday, February 17, 2014
Place: Wickham Market Village Hall
Wickham Market, Suffolk 1P13 0HE
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tickets: £3.00 members, £4.50 non-members
Available from Pat Hansford 9 Salehurst Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8RT
Cheques payable to Suffolk Lacemakers & enclose an SAE please.
Telephone: 01473 727953
Refreshments available but bring a packed lunch, though many make use of the
local tea room and fish and chip shop which are nearby
Parking and disabled access are available.

Suffolk Lacemakers hold four Lace Days during the year which provide an opportunity for members [and visitors] to make lace, socialize and have access to invited suppliers. They also have a guest speaker at our Lace Day in September.

Wickham market

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Lace Event UK: Rutland Water Charity Lace Day – May 17, 2014

Rutland Water Charity Lace Day
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Place: Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Rutland LE15 8BT
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Come and make lace in a unique setting overlooking the lagoons of Rutland’s famous nature reserve. Fees are in aid of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

Fees:  £4.00 admission.
Tea and coffee available, please bring a packed lunch and a mug. And binoculars.
Jeanette Holdstock, 01780 722072


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Lace Exhibition: Merletto Frattale – Fractal Lace – May 9 to July 27, 2014

Merletto Frattale – Fractal Lace, by Maria Grazia Rosin and Sandra Mavaracchio
Sponsors:  Artlife for the World
Dates:  May 9 to July 27, 2014
Place: Museo del Merletto
Palae of Podestà of Torcello, in Piazza Galuppi, Burano, Italy.
This was the site of the Burano Lace School from 1872 to 1970.
Hours: April 1 to Oct 31, 10:00 to 18:00
Admission:  5.00 EUR, 3.50 EUR for children 6-14, students 15-25, citizens over 65.
Free admission for Venetian citizens and residents, children under 5, disabled.
Curator:  Chiara Squarcina
Contact:  +39 041 730034,

This exhibition was first shown at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. The artist was inspired by the landscape of the ‘barene’, a characteristic squared-off area in the Venetian lagoon. Rosen worked with master lacemaker Sandra Mavaracchio to interpret these designs in lace.

fractal   Burano

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Lace Exhibition: Kantkloswerk by Ria Heemskerk-Straathof – March 31 to May 10, 2014

Kantkloswerk by Ria Heemskerk-Straatof
Dates:  March 31 to May 10, 2014
Place: de Bibliotheek Rijn en Venen, Zoeterwoude-Dorp branch
Schenkelweg 4 2381 AN Zoeterwoude-Dorp, Netherlands
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 14:00-17:00, Tues, Thurs 19:00 to 21:00, Sat 10:30 to 12:30
Contact:  071-5803035,

Apologies for being so late on this one, but there’s one day left!
Ria has been making lace for 40 years, and demonstrated at the exhibition on April 2, 7, 16 and 23, and May 7 from 14:00 to 16:00, and April 24th from 19:00 to 21:00

kantklossen_medium   Zoeterwoude-dorp

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Lace Exhibition: Lace Effects 2 – May 25, 2014 to December 7, 2014

Lace Effects 2
Dates:  May 25, 2014 to December 7, 2014
Place: Cité International de la Dentelle et de la Mode de Calais
135, Quai du Commerce, 62100 Calais, France
Hours: April 1 to Oct 31, 10:00 to 18:00 except Tuesday
November 1 to March 31, 10:00 to 17:00 except Tuesday
Closed May 1,Dec 25 and Dec 31 afternoon, also Jan 1-15 inclusive
Admission:  5.00 EUR, 2.5 EUR for students, seniors 65 years and older, handicapped, researchers, persons under 18 years old.  Free for children under 5, everyone the first Sunday in March, June, September and October.
No additional charge for the exhibition.
Curator:  Shazia Boucher
Contact:  03 21 00 42 30,

This is the second of a two-part exhibition on contemporary lace. It is part of the European project “Crysalis”. This is a juried show, there were more than 70 applications, of which 40 were selected, to be shown in two successive exhibitions.   The call for submissions was sent to young emerging designers and students  through a network of European partners; the Ti02 campus (Ronse, Belgium), the University for the Creative Arts (Rochester, England), the Plymouth Collage of Art (Plymouth, England) and the International City of Lace and Fashion (Calais, France).

While Lace Effects 1 focused on lace and fashion, Lace Effects 2 is dedicated to the interpretation of lace in contemporary art.

Lace Effects 2   Calais map

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