4. NRW Klöppeltreffen
Theme: Schwarzes Gold
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
am Bergbaumuseum 37, Bochum, Germany
Time: 10:00 to 18:00
Schwarzes Gold, Black Gold, refers to the coal mining industry in the northern Ruhr region. This event occurs every two years in Bochum with a different theme each time.
Black and Gold lace will dominate the exhibitions this year. The conference project is to make gold stars of bobbinlace, and over 300 from approximately 130 lacemakers have been submitted. These have also been shown at the 2014 IOLI convention in Sacremento.
There isn’t much information about this event on the web. Ulrike Voelcker is a prime organizer of this event; Bochum is her home town. She and Susie Johnson wrote a piece about it in the Fall 2014 IOLI Bulletin.