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

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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.”

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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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Lace Event USA: Great Lakes Lace Group Spring Fling 2017 – May 5-8, 2017

Spring Fling 2017 – The Great Lace Escape
Sponsor:  Great Lakes Lace Group, Inc.
Date:  Friday May 5, to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Place:  Kensington Hotel
3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Call and make reservations (734-761-7800 or 800-344-7829).  $139.00/room/night. Tell them that you are part of the Great Lakes Lace group to get the special rate.
Information and Registration: 
Send registration and fees to Chris Hope, 229 McMillan Road, Grosse Ponte Farms, MI 48236-3509.  Registration_SP_2017
Fees:  Check, traveler’s check or money order to GREAT LAKES LACE GROUP INC
$50.00/attendee.  Class fee $125 for 12 hours instruction.  Cancellations received prior to March 15th will be refunded less a $10 processing fee. No refunds after March 15th unless a paying substitute is found.
Meal fee $79.00 for Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, Saturday banquet.
Contact: Chris Hope – Registrar, 313-881-0512,
Marcha Krieg – Chair, 734-417-4591,

Friday May 5, 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM  Vendor set-up
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM   Store Open
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM   Registraton
5:00 PM  Dinner, Teacher introduction
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM  First Class Session
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM  Store Open
Saturday May 6, 2017
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM  Breakfast
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Second Class Session
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM  Store Open
12:30 PM  Lunch
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Third Class Session
6:00 PM  Dinner
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Program
8:30 to 9:30  Room Show
8:30 to 9:30  Store Open
Sunday, May 7, 2017
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM  Breakfast
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM  Vendor final pack up
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Last Class Session

Class Offerings:
Cynthia Maxwell – Beginning Bobbin Lace
Josée Poupart – Wire Lace Jewelry
Holly Van Sciver – Designing Lace
Diane Willett – Knitted Lace
Julie Nicholls – Needle Lace
Vicki Clarke – Tatting

Timeless Stitches
Van Sciver Bobbin Lace – books and supplies

Spring-Fling-2017-Announcement      Chelsea

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Lace Event Canada: Lace Getaway 2017, Vancouver Lace Club – April 24-26, 2017

Lace Getaway 2017
Vancouver Lace Club
Canada – 150 Years
Monday April 24 to Wednesday April 26, 2017
Granly Church Hall
9243 152nd Street, Surrey, BC., Canada
Registration: Registration form:  getaway-registration
Cost is $20/day or $50 for all three days
Fee includes:
– the BC Lace Luncheon on Wednesday
– tuition (not supplies) for the “Tesselace” workshop
– coffee, tea, and snacks for all three days (bring your own lunch Mon & Tues)
– a pair of complimentary lace bobbins

Workshop on Tuesday:  Lenka Suchanek, “Tesselace”
Pricking and supply list will be provided by instructor.

Supplier:  Kathy Nicholson of RainCity Lace
You are welcome to bring supplies that you might want to resell.

Program:  Ivan Sayers will present a 1-hour program starting at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, to be followed by the BC luncheon.

Display:  Both local work, and works on the theme “Canada – 150 Years will be displayed.
A People’s Choice award will be given for the most popular entry using the theme.
A pattern for a maple leaf can be found at

This is an easy-going 3-day retreat for lacemakers. Spend time making lace and socializing.



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Lace Event: Poole Bobbin Lace Circle Lace Day – June 3, 2017

Poole Bobbin Lace Circle Lace Day
Saturday, June 3, 2017
St. George’s Church Hall,
Darby’s Lane, Oakdale, Poole BH15 3EU
10:30 AM until 4.00 PM

Illustrated Talk:  Jean Julier, ‘Japanese Embroidery and Beading’
“Lace with Beads”
Raffle: In aid of “AboutFace” 

Gavand Lace and Craft
Sarah Clothier  with  Harlequin Lace
Chris Parsons with his Painted Bobbins
C J Beaders
Stephen Mobsby with Wellhead Books
and a representative of The Lace Guild will also be in attendance

Tickets:  £4.50 purchased in advance, £5.00 at the door. Junior £1.00.
Lunch bags £4.00, order by May 12th or bring a packed lunch.
Ticket application form: lace_day_2017_application_for_tickets_and_lunch_bags

Why not join us for a day of lace?

A5-Flyer-for-Lace-Day-2017-colour-version-website   Poole map


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