Administrative: Vacation

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


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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

Claude Vuille has sent advance information on the upcoming auction of lace at Drouot. The post will be updated as we lean more.

Auction: Dentelles, etc.
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 4
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: tbd
Catalog at Coutau-Bégarue: not yet available.
Public Viewing: tbd
Auction by: Coutau-Bégarie
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
lace expert: Claude Vuille,, 33 6 74 66 39 05

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, another deep flounce of Tønder both in an 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, a deep flounce of Honiton (5,35m x 39cm) with amazing design of flowers, birds and butterfly,  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, 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.


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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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Lace Event Spain: Concentración Anual de Bolillo, La Manga, September 11, 2016

Concentración Anual de Bolillo, La Manga del Mar Menor (Murcia)
  Asociación de Vecinos de La Manga
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2106
Time: Starts at 11:00
el Polideportivo La Manga, en el término municipal de San Javier
Information:  not given.

This is part of the 4th Fiestas La Manga, and it should also be the 4th Encuentro de Bolillos.


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Lace Event Spain: 23a Trobada de Puntaires, Sant Esteve Sesrovires – September 10, 2016

23a Trobada de Puntaires, Sant Esteve Sesrovires (Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia)
  Col•lectiu de Puntaires  de Sant Esteve
Collaborators:  Ajuntament de Sant Esteve Sesrovires
Date: Saturday September 10, 2016
Time: Starts at 17:00
La plaça Xic Mateu
Information:  Ajuntament – 93 771 30 17

This is part of the National Day of Catalonia celebrations. More than 300 participants are expected from Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Hospitalet, Castellbisbal, Martorell, Olesa de Montserrat, Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona, Piera, Vallbona, Sant Pere de Riudebitlles, Viladecans, Pobla de Claramunt, Igualada i la Colònia Güell (Santa Coloma de Cervelló).

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Sant esteve

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Lace Event UK: Wolds Lacemakers Annual Lace Day – September 17, 2016

Wolds Lacemakers Annual Lace Day
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Place: The Marist Hall, Church and Parish House
119 Cottingham Road, Kingston-upon-Hull HU5 2DH England
Car parking is available.
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Twitter:  @woldslacemakers

Speaker:  Kitty Mason MBE, “Flat and White, Colored and Textured, Lace is a Developing Art?”
Suppliers:  Jo Firth Lacemaking

Tickets: £3.50. Bring a packed lunch – food available nearby
Make checks payable to “Wolds Lacemakers”
SAE to Mrs. J. Adkins, 56 Ormonde Avenue, Hull HU6 7LY
Telephone: 01482 346123
Email: Maureen Bromley, for membership information

The Wolds Lacemakers are a very friendly and extremely active group, including bobbin and needlelace, knitted, tatted or crochet lace. They are based at the southern end of the Yorkshire Wolds, in the area around Hull, with a membership of around 60.
The group formed back in 1985, and March 2010 saw their 25th Annual General Meeting!  Founder Maureen Bromley states:  “It only seems like 5 minutes since the Society was set up.  We are now looking forward to our 30th year of Lacemaking!”
Meetings are held 4 times a year (January, March, May and November). The AGM is at the March meeting, and an Annual Lace Day is held in September.  All meetings are held at the Marist Hall, 119 Cottingham Road Hull.  Wolds demonstrators can frequently be found at various other events throughout East Yorkshire. See their website for details.
Annual membership is £8.00.


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