Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lace Day 2014

Lace Day 2014 was a resounding success!

Thank you to all the members to helped with the prep work, set up, hosting and cleaning up at the end.  And of course, thank YOU - the guests who came to visit, took the time to learn about lace and the Northern Lights Lace Makers.

One of the items on display today was a tiny figurine of a lace maker.  She seemed hard at work and didn't seem to be disturbed at all by all the hustle and bustle going on around her.
Lace Maker Figurine
We had some lovely tatting on display as well as demonstrations of both shuttle and needle tatting.
Handkerchief with tatted edge
Of course, everyone appreciates the grace and beauty of the tools used in lace making.  These bobbins were hand painted by Ewa of Needle Point Place.
Hand painted bobbins
Lace making demonstrations are one of the great joys at Lace Day.  Our members demonstrate and explain their projects, the steps, the tools, the types of lace they make and answer questions from guests.  We even set up a station where guests can try lace making themselves.  It's lots of fun!
A hedgehog supervises the lace maker
A variety of lace styles, both antique and modern were on display.  Lace Day is an excellent way to see different types of lace up close and beside each other so you can compare the varying styles.
Knitted lace
We enjoyed wonderful refreshments too. They sure were tasty!
Delicious treats
Click here to see more photos from Lace Day 2014.
See you next year!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

May 25th Get Together

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Sunday is our next lace group get together. Join us!

Sunday, May 25, 2014 
St. Peter's Anglican Church, 755 Elm Street at Grant Ave, Winnipeg 
Time: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

Parking is along the west side of the building and we are in the large meeting room downstairs. 

Visitors are welcome! Hope to see you there. 

If you want to drop by for a shorter time, Mary puts the kettle on for tea around 3:00 pm. Dainties are welcome, optional.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lace Day 2014

Lace Day 2014 is just around the corner!

Ever wonder how lace is made?
Interested in history and want to inspect some antique lace up close?
Want to try making lace?
Interested in buying some beautiful lace pieces? They make beautiful gifts.....

This is the event for you!

Join us at St. Peter's Anglican Church Hall at 755 Elm Street in Winnipeg MB on Saturday May 31st, 1pm - 4pm.  Entry is by donation. 

Bring a friend and enjoy the afternoon with the Northern Lights Lacemakers.  We're looking forward to seeing you.