Lace Event France: 9th l’Aiguille en Fête – February 9-13, 2012

l’Aiguille en Féte
Côté salons
Date: Public show: February 9-12, 2012
Version Pro, professional trade fair: February 11-13, 2012
La Grande Halle de la Vilette, 75 Paris, France (Les grandes écoles du fil font leur show, public show). Paris Métro: Pte de Pantin
Porte de Versailles, Hall 6 (version pro – the 100% Thread and Needle Trade Show)
Hours:  Public show:
Thursday & Friday, 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entrance fee:  12 EUR, with many discounts available for groups (public)
Flyer for public show: COMMUNIQUE N°2 HD
Web Site: (public) (trade show)

l’Aiguille en Féte is a yearly craft show in Paris devoted to needlework (embroidery, couture, quilting, knitting, lace, and others). It has two forms – a 4-day public exhibition, and a 3-day professional trade show, run roughly concurrently. There are several videos on the LaceNews Channel on YouTube showing the public event in 2010 – the theme of that year’s exhibition was lace. One site said they had 240 exhibitors and over 35,000 visitors in 2010.
Here are some lace-related exhibitors from the 2012 list:
Atelier Myllan – Duchesse and Bruxelles, (embroidery motifs, I think)
Centre de la Dentelle et des Métiers d’art de Binche
Torneria Germans Castells, mentions dentelle au fuseaux
Dentelle au Fil de l’Aure, mentions dentelle de Bayeux
Midon dentelle
Ricamo Italiano, Edizioni Dessein
Scharlaeken Handwerk, bobbinlace equipment

There are some classes associated with the public event, including “Le Reticello” by Giuliana Buonpadre, a 3 hour class, limit 10 persons, offered each day of the event. (30 EUR)

Poster for the public event.

Poster for the professional trade fair.

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