Lace Event USA: IOLI Metro Chapter Lace Day and Workshops, Westwood, New Jersey – November 5-6, 2016

IOLI Metro Chapter Lace Day and Workshops
Saturday, November 5  and Sunday November 6, 2016
Place: BPO Elks Westwood Lodge
505 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675, USA
Saturday Lace Day – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday Worshops – 9:00 AM to 4:oo PM
Information and Registration: Saturday is Free and open to the public.
Class registration form at

Saturday (1:00 to 3:00)  $25.00, preregistration required.
Lynda Barber, Beginning Bobbin Lace
Sunday (9:00 to 4:00)  $35.00, preregistration required
Mayra Petretti, Downton Lace
Pat Morris, A selection of patterns in Schneeberger
Karey Solomon, A variety of tatting patterns (basic knowledge of tatting required)

Holly Van Sciver, Kathy Kirchner and Karey Solomon

There will also be an exhibition of handmade lace made by members on Sunday, as well as lacemaking demonstrations.

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Administrative: Away for awhile

Apologies for the few posts lately.  I had to make a trip to Minneapolis to help out my mother who has recently been released from the hospital. I’ll be here for a few weeks, and will gradually get caught up.


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Auction: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Passion for Fashion – October 11, 2016

Passion for Fashion
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 10:00 lots 1-250
14:00 Lots 51-end of sale
Place: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Ltd.
249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR
Viewings: Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:00 to 16:00
Monday, October 10, 2016 9:00 to 17:00
Viewing not possible on the morning of the sale.
Web Catalog:
Phone: +44 [0]208 676 4600
Fax: +44 [0]203 137 0112

The laces in this auction run from lot 431-476, along with some whitework embroidery.
Proceeds from Lots 454-477 are going toward restorationof West Horsely Place in Surrey. Here are some of interest:
lot 432 A reticella pattern, attributed to England early 17th c.
Lot 438  Two rectangular applique veils.
Lot 441  Probably a large skirt panel of Brussels Duchesse, with other laces.
Lot 444  Large veil of Carrickmacross applique.
Lot 447  Deep flounce of what looks to me like a late 17 early 18th c Flemish pieced lace.
Lot 449  Large square applique bobbin and needlelace shawl or veil.
Lot 451  Flounce of bobbin/needlelace applique, unusual design.
Lot 460 Veil of needlelace applique on droschel, provenance included.
Lot 461  Elaborate Point de Gaze flounce.
Lot 472  Brussels lappets, ~1730

Bidding: Bidders must register with Kerry Taylor, and bring or send proof of identity by email or fax (such as a driver’s license or passport). They may request a credit card.
If you want to use The Saleroom live internet bidding you must register with them – this is a separate process and your registration will be forwarded to Kerry Taylor to approve.
– There is a 25% buyer’s premium is applied to the hammer price up to 50,000 GBP, 20% above that, and the premium is subject to the prevailing VAT rate.
– A bid slip for commission bidding is available at and can be faxed to the number above.
– Telephone bidding must be requested well in advance of the auction, there are a limited number of lines available.
– Online bidding can be done through The Saleroom.  You must register here for the auction at the site.
– Payment is due in pounds sterling at the end of the auction. They accept debit and credit cards (charges apply, contact Kerry Taylor Auctions for more information).  Cash up to 8,000 GBP only, sterling cheque and bank transfers.

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Administrative: Vacation

I’ll be off for about a week on a photography tour in the Monument Valley area.  Back next week!

10/1/16 OK, more than one week…  Back soon.

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Lace Event Germany: 27. Annaberger Klöppeltage, Annaberg-Buchholz – September 16-18, 2016

27. Annaberger Klöppeltage, Annaberg-Buchholz (Saxony)
Sponsor: Sächsisch-Erzgebirgischer Klöppelverband e.V.
Theme: Ein Traum Aus 1001 Nacht
Dates: September 16-18, 2016  (courses run September 14-19).
Time: 10:00 to 18:00 daily
Place:  in den Räumen des Haus des Gastes Erzhammer
Buchholzer Str. 2, 09456 Annaberg Buchholz, Germany
Web site
Information: 03733 425 190

Vendors:  Vendors will be present throughout the 3 days of the conference.See for a list of vendors
Agenda:  See for the complete program . There is an extensive list of activities, speakers, and exhibitions.

Wednesday, September 14
W1 Schneeberger oer Hinojosa-Spitze, Marina Regueriro y Gonzales-Barros, ES
10:00 – 16:00
Thursday, September 15
T1 Geklöppelte Brosche mit Filz, Ivana Domanjová,CZ
9.00 – 16.30
T2 Schmuck aus Draht und Glasperlen, Marcela Masková, CZ
9:00 – 16:30
T3 Steckschmuck als Weihnachtsdekoration, Marcela Hovadová, CZ
9:00 – 16:00
W1 Schneeberger oer Hinojosa-Spitze, Marina Regueriro y Gonzales-Barros, ES
10:00 – 16:00
Friday, September 16
T4 Rococo Neu Entdect, Steffi Schmat, Schneeberg
9:00 – 16:00
W1 Schneeberger oer Hinojosa-Spitze, Marina Regueriro y Gonzales-Barros, ES
10:00 – 16:00
Saturday, September 17
T6 Klöppeln mit Edelstahldraht, Birgit Hätel, Leipzig
9:00 – 16:00
T5 Gorlnäherei, Katrin Baumann, Elterlein
10:00 – 16:00
Sunday, September 18
T6 Klöppeln mit Edelstahldraht, Birgit Hätel, Leipzig
9:00 – 16:00
T7 Originelle Blüte aus Draht, Jolana Davidovicová, CZ
9:00 – 16:30
T8 Schmuck aus Draht und Garn, Jitka Kytová, CZ
9:00 – 16:30
T9 Kniffs und Tricks im Halbschlag, Marianne Geißendörfer, Uffenheim
W1 Schneeberger oer Hinojosa-Spitze, Marina Regueriro y Gonzales-Barros, ES
10:00 – 16:00
Monday, September 19
T10 Punto Mimosa mit Emp-grund, Anni Rühle, Dresden
9:00 – 15:00

Friday, September 16
12:00  Großer Saal – Oppening of the Annaberger Klöppeltage and opening of the exhibitions.
13:00 Großer Saal – Lecture by Hannelore Schulte on the Nadeln mit Köpfchen exhibition
13:00 Großer Saal – Lecutre by Dr. Gabriele Lorenz, Tradition of Lace in Brittany
15:00 Großer Saal –  Presentation of the prize to the competition winner
17:00 St. Anne Church – Meeting with Barbara Uthmann, alias Anett Preißler
Großer Saal –  Evening program (admission 4.00 EUR or ticket for the entire event)
Saturday, September 17
10:00 Großer Saal –  Meet the 7th Annaberger Klöppelkönigin
10:30  A tour of the Klöppelhaus Erzhammer with the Klöppelkönigin, mini-workshop and book signing
11:00 Großer Saal – Lecture by Manuela Fischer, head of the Lace School, “The Lace School and Barbara Uthmann”
14:00  City tour, meet at the Barbara Uthman fountain
17:00 Großer Saal – Fashion show with models from the Check studio Prosková
18:30 Großer Saal – GeneralAssembly of the Sächsisch-Erzgebirgischen Klöppelverbands e.V.
Sunday, September 18
10:00 Großer Saal –  Meet the 7th Annaberger Klöppelkönigin
10:30  A tour of the Klöppelhaus Erzhammer with the Klöppelkönigin, mini-workshop and book signing
11:00 Großer Saal –  Lecture by Dr. Bettina Levin, GORLNÄHEREI IM ERZGEBIRGE
14:50  Großer Saal – Audience favorite aware for the competition
15:00 Großer Saal – Children’s Fashion Show, Children’s presentation.


  • Stecknadeln und Einige Verwandte from the collection of Hannelore Schulte, Drensteinfurt
  • Vom Wesen der Transparenz, Work by Ulrike Voelcker, Bochum
  • Traditionelle Spitzen aus der Bretagne
    Arbeiten aus der Aktuellen Kursleiterausbildung from the Sächsisch-Erzgebirgischen Klöppelverbandes e.V.
  • ANAspitze, New works by the bobbinlace clubs in the Annaberg area
  • Ein Traum aus 1001 Nacht, competition winners
  • Neue Ideen from the Ateliers Proskova in Prague

Competition – based on the 1001 Nights theme
– Each design and execution must be done by the entrant
– One work per entrant
– The finished work must be mounted for exhibition
– Packaging must be provided so works can be shipped back after the exhibition
– Registration form must accompany the completed work
– Entrance fee is 10.00 EUR
– No age limits
– Judging will be in four categories – appropriate topic, craftsmanship, layout, overall presentation
– Participants agree that works can be published
Winners and juried works will be exhibited from Sept 16-18, 2016.  The jury is composed of 5 women professionals in lacemaking, and lace research.
Deadline for entries is August 29, 2016.

It is estimated that there are 20,000 lacemakers in the Erzgebirg.

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Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Dentelles, etc. – October 26, 2016

10/12/16 The catalogs are now available.  This is turning out to be one of the most important lace auctions in recent memory.
10/21/16 An article has also been published about this auction in “La Gazette Drouot”:
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Auction: Dentelles, etc.
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 4
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: tbd
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Public Viewing:  Tuesday, Oct 25, 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday October 26, 11:00 to 12:00
Auction by: Coutau-Bégarie
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
lace expert: Claude Vuille,, 33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

The laces run from lots 1 to 205.
Here are notes by Claude on some of the pieces to be offered:

  • Early flounces dating from the 16th & 17th cent laces such as cut-work or Buratto with 2 colored threads and motif of animals, castles, boats, man and woman.
  • A very rare edging of Frisado from Valladolid wich is a Spanish polychrome needle lace with silk and metallic thread.
  • A tablecloth with Van Dyck border.
  • A deep flounce of 17th cent Venise Gros Point.
  • A rare pair of lappets (formerlyin the collection of Alfred Lescure) of very fine Flemish bobbin lace dating from 1715-25  with a beautiful and dense design.
  • 18th cent deep flounces of Burano, Argentan, Alençon, Hollie Point, few lappets, a deep flounce of Gent Valenciennes (2,45m x 29cm) and some smaller flounces & collar of Gent Valenciennes, a deep flounce of Mechlin in an unused condition.
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  • A deep flounce of Tønder in unused condition
  • Two large wedding veils of Brussels laces, kerchief and smaller veils of Brussels lace, handkerchiefs of Point de Gaze and of whitework.
  • A handkerchief of 19th cent  Alençon needle lace.
  • Some deep flounces also in an unused condition of  Brussels laces Point de Gaze, Point d’Angleterre, Burano, Alençon
    139 141
    153 187
  • A deep flounce of Honiton (5,35m x 39cm) with amazing design of flowers, birds and butterflies.
  • Alençon flounces (one of 270cm x 40cm )
  • A needle lace surround by E.Mildéova-Palickova a well known Tchécoslovaquian designer.
  • Some Chantilly items: few shawls, some Chantilly de Bayeux flounces such as a set of beautiful matching flounces with the wax seals and in the original box of Cie des Indes.
  • A beautiful panel of extremely fine Chantilly de Bayeux with motif of ruins, animals, baskets, flowers.
  • Some rare Amilia Ars needle lace with animals and Italian coat of arms.
  • The “Mariage princier” needle lace from Lefebure.
  • A few flounces of silk Blonde de Caen even one in the original cardboard with a stamp of the crown from the Swedish royal family
  • A very deep (about 80cm) and long flounce of Burano needle lace.

Claude has sent us these notes on the bidding process, which are much better than what I’ve written in the past:

If you wish to purchase any of the lace and cannot come to Paris, there are three ways to do so.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before noon on June 13, 2016 – go to and find the auction on the page for June 13.
The view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

The starting price for each lot is usually 10% to 20% less than the estimated price. If you are the only buyer you can get the item for a lower price then expected. Please note, there is a buyer’s premium on top of the hammer price.

Buyer’s Premium:  26.4% = 22% plus VAT of 20%
TTC (toutes taxe comprises) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash in euros, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

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Lace Event Spain: Encuentro de Bolillos, Riba-roja de Túria – September 11, 2016

Lace Event Spain: Encuentro de Bolillos, Riba-roja de Túria (Valencia, Valencian Community)
  la Asociación de Bolilleras de Riba-roja de Túria
Collaborators:  Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Riba-roja de Túria
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: Starts at 11:00
el Parque Maldonado
Information:  Ajuntament +34 962 77 00 63


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