Lace Event Spain: III Encuentro de Bolillos en Aínsa – September 20, 2015

III Encuentro de Bolillos en Aínsa (Aínsa-Sobrabe, Aragon)
  de Mujeres, Consumidores y Usuarios “El Eco”
Date: Sunday September 20, 2015
Time: See Agenda
Plaça Mayor de Ainsa
Information and Registration:  Lola 607842339, Presen 626831782
Please register by September 13, 2105

10:00 Reception for lacemakers
10:15  Beginning of the Encuentro
11:00 Lunch and gift presentation
12:30  Raffle
13:00 End of the Encuentro

ainsa map

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Lace Event Spain: 16a Trobada de Puntaires a Begur – September 20, 2015

16a Trobada de Puntaires a Begur (Baix Empordà, Girona, Catalonia)
  Ajuntament de Begur
Date: Sunday September 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 13:30
Plaça de la Vila
Information:  Maria, 972624020


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Textile Event USA: Textile Society of America 15th Biennial Symposium – Call for Papers, due October 1, 2015

Textiles & Politics, the 15th Biennial Symposium Call for Papers
Sponsor: The Textile Society of America
Theme: Cross Current – Land, Labor and the Port
Symposium Dates: October 19-23, 2016
Place: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, Georgia
the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Website with guidelines:
Call for Submissions2016-Symposium-CFP-FINAL1
October 1, 2015: abstract submission deadline
December 15, 2015: notifications of acceptance to presenters
January 7, 2016: submit need-based fee-waiver applications
March 15, 2016: Confirm participation
May 16, 2016:  Registration Opens
June 15, 2016: Deadline for presenters to register
December 1, 2016: Deadline for publication manuscript submission

The theme of the symposium: Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port.  We invite participants to explore the ways in which textiles shape, and are shaped by historical, geographical, technological and economic aspects of colonialization and/or globalization. How and why have textile practices moved around? As they travel, how have they been translated, modified, or used within acts of compliance or resistance? What impact have different regimes of labor, consumption, aesthetic valuation, or political/social economy had on textile production, use, and circulation? These questions may apply to contemporary or historical fine art, utilitarian, or ethnographic textiles, which may be addressed through scholarship or creative practice.

Due to its location and history, the southern United States is an ideal place to examine the interaction between local practices and global markets. We encourage contributions that explore textile practice in the broader contexts of agriculture, labor, innovation, or exchange. We welcome historic or contemporary perspectives on the role of technology and alternative economies in shaping design, production, circulation, consumption, exhibition, collection, valuation, interpretation and use of textiles.

TSA seeks presentation proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to history, anthropology, archaeology, art, conservation, geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, material culture studies, mathematics, science, political science, sociology, and theater, among others. Participation of international and U.S. scholars, researchers, artists, curators, museum professionals, and others is welcome. Submission of abstracts is open to TSA members.

In addition to our usual submission categories (papers, organized sessions, roundtables, films and other media), we are extending a call for poster sessions and for curated exhibitions. The review committee will select submissions that cogently and directly address the theme of the symposium.

All persons submitting proposals for participation in the 2014 symposium must be TSA members in good standing for 2015 at the time of submission. Non-member applicants may join TSA at the time of proposal submission.

Note from LaceNews:  Please consider submitting lace-related research to this event. In the academic realm, this is an excellent forum for publications and to communicate with the professional community. I gave a paper at the 2012 symposium in Washington DC.

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Lace Event Spain: II Encuentro Artesanal de Bolillos, Valencia de Alcántara – September 19, 2015

II Encuentro Artesanal de Bolillos, Valencia de Alcántara (Cáceres, Extremadura)
 la Asociación Cultural de Bolilleras Valensanvi
Collaborators:  Excmo. Ayuntamiento Valencia de Alcántara
Date: Saturday September 19, 2015
Time: Starts at 9:30 – see Agenda.
Padio de Conventual Santa Clara, Plaza de Gregorio Bravo
Information:  Ayuntamento – (34) 927 580 344 / 580 326

9:30  Registration and reception
10:30  Welcome from authorities, begin work. Vendor stands open.
12:00 – 14:00 guided tours around the gothic quarter
13:00 Closing

This is being held in conjunction with the Fiesta en honor a la Purisima Concepción.
About 100 participnts are expected.

Alcantara   Alcantara

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Lace Event Spain: XXI Trobada de Puntaires, Esplugues de Llobregat – September 19, 2015

XXI Trobada de Puntaires, Esplugues de Llobregat (Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Associació de Dones de la Plana
Collaborators:  Ajuntament de Esplugues
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 11:00 to 13:00
Place: pista coberta del parc Pou d’en Fèlix
Information: Ajuntament – 93 372 29 10

This is part of the Festa Major a Espluges, which runs September 18-21, 2015.

espluges map

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Lace Event Spain: 3a Trobada de Puntaires, Cervelló – September 19, 2015

3a Trobada de Puntaires, Cervelló (Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia)
Noies de Cervello Puntaires
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 17:00 to 20:00
Place: la Rambla Josep Tarradellas
2, 08758 Cervelló, Spain
Websites:  (no specific mention of the Trobada)
Contact: Noemi 616193914 (from past event)


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Lace Event France: 22a Trobada de Puntaires, Sant Esteve Sesrovires – September 19, 2015

22a Trobada de Puntaires, Sant Esteve Sesrovires (Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia)
  Col•lectiu de Puntaires  de Sant Esteve
Collaborators:  Ajuntament de Sant Esteve Sesrovires
Date: Saturday September 19, 2015
Time: Starts at 17:00
La plaça Xic Mateu
Information:  Ajuntament – 93 771 30 17

More than 300 participants are expected from Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Hospitalet, Castellbisbal, Martorell, Olesa de Montserrat, Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona, Piera, Vallbona, Sant Pere de Riudebitlles, Viladecans, Pobla de Claramunt, Igualada i la Colònia Güell (Santa Coloma de Cervelló).

Sant esteve

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