Category Archives: Administrative

Administrative: Away for awhile

Apologies for the few posts lately.  I had to make a trip to Minneapolis to help out my mother who has recently been released from the hospital. I’ll be here for a few weeks, and will gradually get caught up. … Continue reading

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Administrative: Vacation

I’ll be off for about a week on a photography tour in the Monument Valley area.  Back next week! Laurie 10/1/16 OK, more than one week…  Back soon.

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Interview: Veerle Meersschaut, President of Brugge 2018 vzw

LaceNews is honored to talk with Veerle Meersschaut , the President of Brugge 2018 vzw. Brugge and many cities in Belgium are major lacemaking centers keeping alive an ancient tradition. Veerle is giving us some insight into the 2018 Congress. … Continue reading

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Breaking News! 2018 OIDFA Congress in Bruges Cancelled.

The rather contentious Administrative Council meeting at the Lujblijana OIDFA Congress highlighted fundamental disconnects both within the Belgian Congress Organizing Committee (BCOC) and between the BCOC and the OIDFA sponsors. To make a very long story short, a reorganization of … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Gunnel Landtblom, d. May 16, 2016, Vadstena, Sweden

   Gunnel in the shop at Storgatan 23 in 1973.  Still hard at work in May 2015. Gunnel Landtblom, proprietor of Elsa Petersons Spetsaffär Eftr., located in Vadstena, Sweden, died last month at the age of 93.  Her’s is a … Continue reading

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Administrative: Pinterest Maps

Today I got a note from Pinterest saying that they are removing the mapping feature from their boards. I’ve been using this on the LaceNews Pinterest site,, especially to map the location of lace museums. I was never particularly … Continue reading

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Interview: Angharad Rixon on the 2016 Doily Free Zone Symposium

LaceNews reader Lauran Sundin just sent this interview with Angharad Rixon for the 2016 Doily Free Zone Symposium.  More information can be found at Presenter proposals are due September 22, 2015. Lauran:  What is DFZ and what is its … Continue reading

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Adminstrative: Thanks!

Today LaceNews passed 400,000 hits on the blog!  Thanks to all the readers for your wonderful support.  I’m looking forward to keeping this up for many years. Laurie

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Interview: Clay Blackwell and “Lace at Sweet Briar”

LaceNews is pleased to talk to Clay Blackwell, the guiding force behind “Lace at Sweet Briar”.   Clay is an American lace treasure for all her work on this event. LaceNews:  Clay, we haven’t heard much about Lace at Sweet Briar … Continue reading

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Administrative: Lace Event Calendars

I’ve done some revision to the Lace Event Calendar page  You can now pick up my big EXCEL spreadsheet which shows a complete list of lace days divided by country and by month. Click on the tabs at the … Continue reading

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