Lace Event Belgium: Turnhoutse kant – October 28-29, 2017

Tentoonstelling Turparen: Turnhoutse kant (Flemish Community, Antwerp, Turnhout)
  Lace group Tuparen, Oud Turnhout, Belgium
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 and Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00
De Djoelen
Steenweg op Mol 3, 2360 Oud-Turnhout, Belgium
Information: Liliane Eykens, secretary Tuparen,
0473/41 19 48

The Turnhout lace style is beautifully illustrated in “Van speldengrond tot Turnhoutse Kant”, by Nora Andries, Harry de Kok, Luc Huygens, Guido Landuyt, Frieda Sorber, and Lieve Vroom. Sometimes called “Point de Paris” (although not by the Turnhout lacemakers), this exhibition will show the best of such work, and also offer demonstrations. This group works with old patterns, and with ones they design themselves.

Tuparen-2017   Turnhout

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Online Auction: Drouot Online – Dentelles – Broderies – Linge de Maison – Outils de Dentellière – ends September 30, 2017

Dentelles – Broderies – Linge de Maison – Outils de Dentellière
Date and Time: Bids close for Lot 1 at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017 (Paris time) then close every 30 seconds for the rest of the bids.
Online Catalog:
Click on a lot for additional images and a French and English description.
Auction by: Coutau-Bégarie
email: Mrs. Mathilde Fellmann,
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
lace expert: Claude Vuille,, 33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

This is an unusual auction, totally online, and is a sign of things to come.
Lots 1 to 34 – Household linens
Lots 35 to 90, 176 to 210 and 290 – Flounces and costume accessories of lace and whitework
Lots 91 to 116 and 227 – Handkerchiefs of whitework and lace
Lots 117 to 255 – Collectible Laces
Lots 256 to 289 – Lacemakers tools and needlework samplers

Here are a few things that catch my eye – of course I go right to the Collectible Laces:
Lot 128  Point de France lappets
Lot 131  early 18th c Brussels needlelace, wish there were more. Lot 132 is another piece, different pattern.
Lot 137 Alençon lappet, 3rd quarter 18th c.
Lot 138  Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground, lappets and connecting band, 3rd quarter 18th c.  In fact there are a number of lots with excellent lappets of all types.
Lot 167  Wonderful collection of Mechlin borders.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
To bid on a lot, you must first register to the auction. After signing in to your account at, search for the auction you are interested in and click on Register to bid.
In order to insure the security of all transactions, it is necessary to follow the following steps before each auction:

  • Verify your personal details
  • Accept the conditions of the auction and the site
  • Agree to share your details with the sale operator

Upon your first registration, a transaction of 2 euros will be asked for: an amount which will not be debited, in order to verify your card details.
To make the registration process even easier, you can request a Drouot Card.

Phone bidding:
If you wish to bid on a lot but do not want to create an account on the Drouot platform, please contact Claude by mail, and she will take care of your orders.

Buyer’s Premium:  26.4% TTC* = 22% plus 4.2% VAT (20% of the 22%).
*TTC (toutes taxe comprises)

Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash in euros, pre-approved cheque or credit card.

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Auction: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles – September 25, 2017

Antique and Vintage Fashion and Textiles
Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 9:30 Session 1 – lots 1 to 300
2:00 Session 2 – Lots 301 to end of sale
Place: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Ltd.
249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR
Viewings: Friday, September 22nd, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 24th, 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Web Catalog:
Phone: +44 [0]208 676 4600
Fax: +44 [0]203 137 0112

The laces in this auction run from lots 483 to 542. There are quite a few lots of excellent laces, and it is quite the sale for early lappets. Here are some items of interest:
lot 487  Carrickmacross applique square veil
lot 491  Early Brussels lappets with brides, 1720-1730
lot 492 4 sets of lappets, early Valenciennes, 2 Brussels with brides, Mechlin – quite interesting.
lot 509, Brussels bobbin and needlelace stole
lot 510  Wide Brussels flounce applique on machine net.
lot 517  Excellent dresden lappet
lot 518  A pair of Argentella lappets
lot 519  Valenciennes lappets,1730-40, a little stained.
lot 520 Flemish bobbin lappets with provenance, worn by Anna Maria Paston of Norfolk to the court of George II in 1735.
lot 525, Brussels lappet 1740-60, with droschel ground.
Lot 528  A collection of various 178th c Italian needlelaces

Bidding: Bidders must register with Kerry Taylor, and bring or send proof of identity by email or fax (such as a driver’s license or passport). They may request a credit card.
If you want to use The Saleroom live internet bidding you must register with them – this is a separate process and your registration will be forwarded to Kerry Taylor to approve.
– There is a 25% buyer’s premium is applied to the hammer price up to 50,000 GBP, 20% above that, and the premium is subject to the prevailing VAT rate.
– A bid slip for commission bidding is available at and can be faxed to the number above.
– Telephone bidding must be requested well in advance of the auction, there are a limited number of lines available.
– Online bidding can be done through The Saleroom.  You must register here for the auction at the site.
– Payment is due in pounds sterling at the end of the auction. They accept debit and credit cards (charges apply, contact Kerry Taylor Auctions for more information).  Cash up to 8,000 GBP only, sterling cheque and bank transfers.

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Lace Event Spain: I Encuentro de Bolillos de Fuenterrebollo – September 9, 2017

I’m gradually getting back to posting events.  This one arrived by email yesterday.

I Encuentro de Bolillos de Fuenterrebollo, Segovia (Segovia, Castile and León)
  La Asociación de Amas de Casa y el Ayuntamiento de Fuenterrebollo
Collaborators:  Ayuntamiento de Fuenterrebollo
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: See Agenda
Plaza de España, and Salón Multiusos “El Trinquete” for the opening.
Information and Reservations:, 626089385/660755855
€5 fee for the meal, send an email with account number ES43 2038 7654 6564 0000 0287.
There is a registration form, which I have not been able to find.
Deadline is August 31, 2017.

10:00  Reception for participants
10:30  Start of the I Encuentro de Bolillos de Fuenterrebollo
12:00  Coffee and sweets
13:30  Drawing
14:30  Meal, traditional Paella prepared by the Assn. Amas de Casa
16:00 Opening of the exhibition of lace, equipment, etc.
17:30 Lecture, Esther Maganto, “El Arte de los Bolillos, ayer y hoy”
19:00 Closing of the Encuentro

I Encuentro Bolillos 2017-1 I Encuentro Bolillos 2017-2 I Encuentro Bolillos 2017-3

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Lace Event Belgium: World Lace Congress Brugge 2018 : 2018 August 17th until 19th : LIVING LACE

World Lace Congress Brugge 2018 : 2018 August 17th until 19th : LIVING LACE

Many enthusiastic lace aficionados, collectors, and museums will exhibit their masterpieces, offering a varied selection, historical as well as contemporary, including Antwerp lace of the 17th Century, the hardly known War Lace from WW1, fascinating needle lace, the mysterious Chantilly, fantastic sculptures, Fine Art beading and lace from Lier,…

The Lace tour stops in the following cities:
Binche, Kortrijk, Ieper, Aalst, Temse, Antwerpen, Leuven, Sint-Truiden, Liège, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw and Brussel.

Apart from the lace exhibitions there will be a chance to explore and experience the individuality of each city.”

Subscription is open !

Don’t wait too long to get the proper class you want.
Some classes are already almost filled up.”

Greet Rome-Verbeylen
Brugge 2018 vzw

See also the LaceNews post at


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Lace Event UK: Wolds Lacemakers Quarterly Meeting – May 13, 2017

Wolds Lacemakers Quarterly Meeting
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Place: The Marist Church Hall
119 Cottingham Road, Kingston-upon-Hull HU5 2DH England
Car parking is available.
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Twitter: @woldslacemakers

Workshop: Kumihimo (Japanese Braid) with Susan Greenhow
Everyone welcome,  come along and have a go at lacemaking on our practice pillow and see Lacemakers at work.

Fees:  £1.50 for member, £4.00 for non-members.
01482 346123
Email: Maureen Bromley, for membership information
If anyone is in the area, please come – everyone is welcome!  Coffee and tea available, bring a packed lunch. Disabled access. Car parking is also available at the venue.

The Wolds Lacemakers are a very friendly and extremely active group, including bobbin and needlelace, knitted, tatted or crochet lace. They are based at the southern end of the Yorkshire Wolds, in the area around Hull, with a membership of around 60.The group was formed back in 1985.  The group will hold their 35th anniversary in 2020.

Meetings are held 4 times a year (January, March, May and November). The AGM is at the March meeting, and an Annual Lace Day is held in September.  All meetings are held at the Marist Hall, 119 Cottingham Road, Hull.  Wolds demonstrators can frequently be found at various other events throughout East Yorkshire. See their website, Facebook page or Twitter for further details.
Annual membership is £8.00.


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Auction: Hôtel Drouot – Dentelles, etc. – April 21, 2017

Etoffes – Costumes Anciens – Dentelles – Broderies Blanches
Date: Friday, October 21, 2017
Place: Hôtel Drouot, Salle 10
9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Time: starts at 11:00, laces (lot 91) start at 14:00
Public Viewing:  Thursday, Apr 20, 11:00 to 21:00
Auction by: Coutau-Bégarie
phone: 01 45 56 12 20
lace expert: Claude Vuille,, 33 (0)6 74 66 39 05

The laces run from lots 91 to 269. There are a number of ‘early laces’ (before the 18th c), lots 119 to 141.  18th c laces go from lots 142 to 170.  Then comes a section of lace edge and whitework handkerchiefs.  19th century laces start at lot 198 to the end. These start off with two beautiful Blonde de Caen shawls.  Here’s a few that caught my eye:

Lot 134  early Venetian needlelaces
Lot 135  Punto Neve – Point de Neige border.
Lot 138  An elaborate figural Milan panel, 3.3 m x 0.8 m
Lot 139  Alb set of Flemish bobbinlace
Lot 147  Wide, long flounce of Brussels bobbinlace with bride ground
Lot 149  Very decorative Mechlin lappets with partridge eye ground
Lot 151  Valenciennes lappets with 5-hole ground
Lot 155  Brussels bobbinlace with droschel ground, long flounce
Lot 165  Argentan dress pannel, called a ‘quille’.
Lots 198, 200 and 201  Blonde de Caen rectangular shawls
Lot 209  Spectacular flounce of Ombre Chantilly, reputed ordered by Empress Eugenie from LeFebure
Lot 232  Valenciennes de Gand flounce
Lot 264  A selection of Beveren laces

If you wish to purchase any of the lace and cannot come to Paris, there are three ways to do so.

Online bidding with Drouot Live:
If you want to bid by yourself you will have to create an account. Then you will be able to follow the sale with a real time viewing of the auction directly from your computer. You can bid by clicking the appropriate bidding price when the auctioneer reaches the lot you are interested in. If you wish to register for the auction please follow the instructions at to create a Drouot Live Account. You must also register for this specific auction before 9:00 AM on April 21st – go to and find the auction on the page for April 21st.
The view on your computer has a few seconds delay but the auctioneer is used to it and he will wait a few second when somebody is bidding through the net. This works well as long as the internet equipment has no connection troubles.

Phone bidding:
Otherwise, you can ask to be called when the auctioneer is approaching the particular lot number. A member of the staff will phone you a few minutes before the item will be on sale and you can instruct him to bid on you behalf, in real time.  Both of these possibilities are free of charge and will not have any impact to the final hammer price.

Absentee Bid:
You can also submit an Absentee Bid Form (an order bid) and the auction house will execute it by bidding for you behalf until the price has reached your nominated amount. If bidding doesn’t reach this amount, you win the item for the price at which the bidding ceased. If you are the winner, a member of the staff will send you by email your final invoice. We will send your item to the appropriate postal address as soon as we will get your payment.

The starting price for each lot is usually 10% to 20% less than the estimated price. If you are the only buyer you can get the item for a lower price then expected. Please note, there is a buyer’s premium on top of the hammer price.

Buyer’s Premium:  26.4% = 22% plus VAT of 20%
TTC (toutes taxe comprises) – check on this before the auction.
Payment due:  Expected almost immediately after the auction, cash in euros, pre-approved cheque or credit card.


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