Lace Exhibition: The Intricate Web: Lacemaking, Trade and Tradition – August 30 2013 to May 16, 2014

The Intricate Web: Lacemaking, Trade and Tradition
CSU’s Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment
The International Organization of Lace, Inc.
Drs. Tom and Jo Ann Eurell
Friday, August 30, 2013 to Friday, May 16, 2014
Location: The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising
1400 Remington Street, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Guest Curator: Jo Ann Eurell
Web site:
Hours: Monday – Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission Fee: Free and open to the public

The Avenir Museum, formerly the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection, is dedicated to exploring the aesthetic, social, cultural and physical significance of textiles, dress and interior furnishings. The upcoming exhibition will include many examples of lace from the Ruth Payne Hellmann collection of over 1400 pieces of lace in the museum’s permanent collection, as well as lace from private lenders.  The more fragile laces will be removed in January and replaced with garments and accessories to show the use of lace in historic and contemporary fashion.

There will be a special event on October 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM MST, “The Irish Lace Network”, presented by Irish lacemaker and author Mary Shields.  IOLI has given a grant in support of the exhibit and members will be given information on how to join a webcast of the lecture.
Mary will then lead a two-day workshop on Carrickmacross Lace on October 5-6, 2013 at the museum.

The contact for the exhibit, lecture and workshop is Megan Osborne, (970) 491-6648,  The workshop is limited to 20 people, contact Megan for registration.

August 29  Opening receiption 6:00-9:00 PM
7:00 PM Lecture, “Lace – A Story in Thread”, Jo Ann Eurell. 136 UCA Annex, 216 E. Lake Street.
October 3
7:00 PM  Lecture, Mary Shields “The Laces of Ireland”.  131 Behavioral Sciences, CSU main campus.  Lecture will be filmed and broadcast.
October 5
9:30 AM – 4 PM, workshop by Mary Shields on Carrickmacross Lace, UCA Annex
October 6
9:30 AM – 4 PM, workshop by Mary Shields on Carrickmacross Lace, UCA Annex.
November 14
7:00 PM, Lecture, Susan J. Torntore, Avenir Museum Curator, “Luxurious Embellishment – A Brief History of Lace.  131 UCA Annex, 216 E. Lake Street.

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