Category Archives: Interviews

LaceNews interviews with atrtist, publishers, collectors, dealers, etc.

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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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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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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Symposium: The Art of Lace: Historic and Contemporary Materials, Techniques and Display, Waddesdon Manor – September 13, 2014

The Art of Lace: Historic and Contemporary Materials, Techniques and Display Organizers: Lace 21, including members of the Lace Guild, the Lace Society, and the Ring of Tatters Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 Wire Bobbin Lace Workshop September 10, 11, … Continue reading

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Interview: Sophie Ploeg, “The Lace Trail”, National Portrait Gallery

The BP Portrait awards are given in the world’s most prestigious art competition for portraiture. Artist Sophie Ploeg won the 2013 BP Travel award, and her show ‘The Lace Trail’ opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London on June … Continue reading

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Interview: Julia Evseeva, Director of the Museum of Lace, Vologda, Russia

With the 2nd International Lace Festival “Vita Lace” starting on June 26th, LaceNews is most honored to talk with the Vologda Museum of Lace director, Julia Evseeva. LaceNews:  Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk, and congratulations on … Continue reading

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Interview: Patty Foley and “Common Sense Connecticut” – April 21, 2014

Patty Foley, former president of the New England Lace Guild, has embarked on a personal mission to raise the awareness of handmade lace among the general public. Not just to lacemakers, but to those interested in art and fashion, in … Continue reading

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Interview: Jeane Hutchins, PieceWork Magazine Editor

In honor of the annual PieceWork Lace issue, LaceNews is delighted to interview Jeane Hutchins who has been the magazine’s editor since June 1998. The May/June 2014 7th Lace issue mails to subscribers and will be available for digital download … Continue reading

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Interview: Elizabeth Kurella

LaceNews is most fortunate to be able to speak to Elizabeth Kurella, longtime collector, lacemaker, author and dealer. Based in Whiting, Indiana, on the shores of Lake Michigan, she runs the “LaceMerchant” website,, and sells under the name “lacemerchant” … Continue reading

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Interview: Maria Niforos

Maria Niforos is the kind of lace dealer that one dreams about – offering outstanding pieces, educated through long experience, and with a great love of lace nurtured by a famous mentor. Her web site, makes the dream a … Continue reading

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