Lace Event France: 1er Festival d’Alençon, Fil et Dentelle – September 27-29, 2013

La Premier Festival d’Alençon, Fil et Dentelle
Sponsors: Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie d’Alençon
Conseil Général de l’Orne, Comité départmental du Tourisme de l’Orne
Archives départmentales de l’Orne, la Ville d’Alençon, Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Ensenble dyamisons Alenéon, Association de la Dentelle au Point d’Alençon
Date: September 27-29, 2013
Place: la Hall aux Toiles et la Halle au Blé
directions – http://www.festivaldalencon.com/informations-pratiques/
Time: 10:00 to 19:00
Web Site: http://www.festivaldalencon.com/le-festival/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dentelle.lace.alencon

This festival is part of the celebration of the addition of Alençon lace to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  Many textile arts will be included in the event, including lace, embroidery, quilting, sewing, and others. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
Events will include:
Lace demonstrations – Alençon, Argentan, Bourg-le-Roi, Caen-Bayeux-Courseulles, La Perriere, etc.
Exhibitions:
historic textiles, weaving, lace, etc.
Veronica Zimmermann, textile artist combining needle and bobbinlace with other materials  (see http://verozim.com/)
The history of the Bohin needle company, in business since 1833
Lectures  on lace, lace in fashion, Sainte-Thérèse-de-l’Enfant-Jésus who was born in Alençon, etc.
Workshops on various subjects will be hosted by a number of cafes in town.

Reservations for Vendors and Demonstrators (due May 17, 2013): participants
Reservations for Associations (due May 17, 2013):  Associations
Contact: Céline Marie, celine.marie@alencon.cci.fr
Phone: 02 33 82 82 82

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2 Responses to Lace Event France: 1er Festival d’Alençon, Fil et Dentelle – September 27-29, 2013

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