Monday, March 12, 2012

Ottawa Lacemakers Invite You to Their 24th Lace Day (March 25, 2012)

The Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers is holding its 24th  annual Lace Day at the RA Center, Clark
Room, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, on March 25th 2012 from noon to 4 pm.  Entrance
fee is $3.00 for adults and free for children under 12. 

Guild members will display some of their work, and experienced lacemakers will be on hand to identify heirloom and antique lace.  Vendors from Canada and the US will sell merchandise for bobbin lace, tatting and needle lace enthusiasts.  Lacemakers will also demonstrate the techniques of bobbin lacemaking.  This family event will be a great opportunity to learn this art of lacemaking as children and adults will be able to try their hand at the art of bobbin lace.

Every year the Guild challenges its members to create something according to a defined theme. This year’s theme is masks.  You will be able to view this exhibition along with other lace articles done by members of the guild.  Visitors will be able to vote on the mask competition

There will also be an exhibition of  lace apples.  This exhibit will be set up at the Canadian Booth at the 15th OIDFA World Lace Congress in France in July 2012.  .

The Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers, comprised of lacemakers from the Ottawa and surrounding areas including the Outaouais is a non profit organization whose purpose is to promote the art of bobbin lace and other types of lacemaking.  While we are interested in all forms of lace, our main concentration is on bobbin lace. The Guild promotes the exchange of ideas and techniques  among its members, offers workshops by local and foreign teachers, and maintains a small library. The Guild meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m and on the third Saturday for a day of lacemaking.

For further information, contact G. Thibeault,

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