Lace Event Spain: IV Encuentro Nacional Encajes de Bolillos, Colmenar Viejo – September 19, 2015

IV Encuentro Nacional Encajes de Bolillos, Colmenar Viejo (Madrid)
la Asociación Cultural El Pico San Pedro
Collaborators: Ayuntamiento de Colmenar Viejo, la Concejalía de Turismo
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time: 10:30 to 14:30
Place: Parque Santiago Esteban Junquer (Calle Real 40)
Information: 679 900 460 (Ana) 618 462 760 (M. Carmen) – from previous years.

About 200 lacemakers are expected.

Colmenar   colmenar viejo

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Lace Event Spain: Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Villaverde de Guadalimar – September 19, 2015

Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Villaverde de Guadalimar (Sierra de Alcaraz, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha)
  Not given
Date: Saturday September 19, 2015
Time: Not given
Not given
Information and Registration:  Rosa Bermudez 686 945 679
Manuela Castillo 656 395 911

No information other than on the Albacete website. But it is probably associated with the festival of San Mato, which runs September 18-21, 2015.

Folleto_Encuentros_de_Bolillos-1   Folleto_Encuentros_de_Bolillos-2

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Lace Event Germany: 26. Annaberger Klöppeltage, Annaberg-Buchholz – September 18-20, 2015

26. Annaberger Klöppeltage, Annaberg-Buchholz (Saxony)
Sponsor: Sächsisch-Erzgebirgischer Klöppelverband e.V.
Theme: Spiralförmiges
Dates: September 18-20, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 18:00 daily
Place:  in den Räumen des Haus des Gastes Erzhammer
Buchholzer Str. 2, 09456 Annaberg Buchholz, Germany
Web site
Information: 03733 425190

Vendors:  See for the extensive list of vendors.
Agenda:  See There is an extensive list of activities, speakers, and exhibitions.

The main event will run three days, with courses and exhibitions up to September 23rd.  This is a more compact format for this event than in past years.

T1 Weihnachtsstern aus Draht,  Jolana Davidovicová, Prague
Sept 20 | 9.00 – 16.00
T2 Sonnenfänger, Mrianne Geißendörfer, Uffenheim
Sept 21-22 | 9.00 – 16.00 Uhr
T3 Weihnachtsscchmuck mit Bast und Peddigrohr, Ivana Domanjová, Prague
Sept 21 | 9.00 – 16.00
T4 Geklöppelter Schmuck mit Drahtspirale, Jitka Kytková,, Prague
Sept 21 | 9.00 – 16.00
T5 Schmuck aus Edelstrahldraht, Birgit Härtel, Leipzig
Sept 21 | 9.00 -16.00
T6 Schmuck für Garten und Wohnung, Marcela Hovadová, Cerveny Kostelec
Sept 22 | 9.00 – 16.00
T7 Lace in Clay – Fimo Spitze, Katrin Baumann, Elterlein
Sept 22 | 9.00 – 16.00
T8 Kroatische Duchesse, Anni Rühle, Dresden
Sept 21 | 9.00 – 16.00

Competition – based on the Spiral theme
– Each design and execution must be done by the entrant
– One work per entrant
– The finished work must be mounted for exhibition
– Packaging must be provided so works can be shipped back after the exhibition
– Registration form must accompany the completed work entry form
– Entrance fee is 10.00 EUR
– No age limits
– Judging will be in four categories – appropriate topic, craftsmanship, layout, overall presentation
– Participants agree that works can be published
Winners and juried works will be exhibited from Sept 18-23, 2105.  The jury is composed of 5 women professionals in lacemaking, and lace research.
Deadline for entries is August 24, 2015.
Awards will be presented on September 18th at 15:00.

It is estimated that there are 20,000 lacemakers in the Erzgebirg.

annabergerannaberger 2     annaberg

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Lace Event France: 19ème Rencontre “Les Dentellières du Vallespir” – September 19, 2015

19ème Rencontre “Les Dentellières du Vallespir” (Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon)
  Les Dentellières du Vallespir
Date: Saturday September 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 13:30
Place du Barry (Place de la République?) à Céret (66400)
Information and Registration:  033 468 839 177

This is part of the festival associated with 32nd La Ronde Cérétane (both a 6 km and 20 km footrace), which runs September 19-20, 2015.

Vallespir   ceret map

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Lace Event UK: Suffolk Lacemakers Lace Day – September 19, 2015

Suffolk Lacemakers’ Lace Day
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Place: Woodbridge Community Hall
Station Road, Woodbridge IP12 4AU
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Speaker: Becky Poynter, “A Yarn About Yarn”

Fees:  £4.50
Cheques payable to Suffolk Lacemakers, send SAE to Contact
Pat Hansford, 9 Salehurst Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8RT
Telephone: 01473 727953

Wickham Market

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Lace Event UK: Sheffield Lace Makers Lace Day – September 19, 2015

Sheffield Lace Makers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Place: Ecclesall Parish Church Hall
Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 7PP
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Information and Registration: Phyllis Brown, 0114 236 7236,
£1.00 Visitor’s charge

Sheffield Lace Makers is a friendly craft group of amateur lacemakers who enjoy meeting together 5 times a year, 10am-4pm on a Saturday. There is a small charge for annual membership. The group also meets in Rotherham, please contact for details.  2013 was their 40th anniversary.


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Lace Event USA: Lace Embrace – October 3, 2015

Lace Embrace annual event
2015 Theme: 
The Nature of Lace
Lacemakers Guild of Oklahoma
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Place: Tri-County Technology Center
601 SE Nowata Rd, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Information: Paula Barnes,, 918-335-1511

9:00 Registration
9:15 Submit lace contest pieces
9:30 Program: Preservation & identification of lace
10:00 Contest Voting Begins
10:15 Prize Drawing
10:30 Workshop: Beginning Needle Tatting Flowers for Greeting Cards
11:30 Prize Drawing
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Workshop: Tatting Flowers. Needle or Shuttle Tatting; make into a corsage.
1:30 Prize Drawing
1:45 Contest Voting Closes
2:00 Workshop: Hyperbolic Tatting
3:00 Prize Drawing
3:15 Contest Results Announced
3:30 Prize Drawing

2015 Competition:
Use your interpretation of the theme “The Nature of Lace” to create an original piece of lace and/or adapt a pattern. The lace is to be handmade (at any time) by the person entering, using any lace technique including, but not limited to: bobbin lace, tatting, knitting, crocheting, needle laces, Battenberg. The contest will be decided by popular vote of those attending Lace Embrace using the following criteria:
Consistency of stitches
Interpretation of the theme
Overall eye appeal

The Lacemakers Guild of Oklahoma is based in Bartlesville, and has been ative since 1992. They are a chartered member of I.O.L.I., hold monthly meetings, educational programs, demonstration and instruction.  Membership is $15/calendar year. embers receive a bi-monthly newletter, and have access to the LGO library.


bartlesville map

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