Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gathering in Indiana for Lace Day

A spectacular Spring Day greeted us in Lafayette, Indiana, for Lace Day.... I had a wonderful time catching up with all the news and chatting with friends I don't see as often as I'd like to.   Delighted to meet new [to me] lacemakers and see their projects in the works!   And, missed those who were unable to make the journey.

Show-n-Tell:   Crochet, Tatting, Knitting + Bobbin Lacing:

Anne was wearing a beautiful lace collar, (Beds?), Carol has a lovely photo on her blog.   I was interested in her trim - she was using DMC metallic thread.   She said it was a 16th century pattern + would be used to embellish a bodice.
Carol brought her tatted Tardis doily and (bat) mask - what fun! (better photos on her blog).   If you have not seen her 3D tatting - visit her site asap!
Chris had a lace trim in progress on her traveling bobbin lace pillow.    She was taking a lot of photos, so I am not sure if got much accomplished.

Diane brought her beautiful doily projects with her:   Jan Stawasz 'Masterpiece' doily            

and Renulek's Spring Doily.   It was n
ice to meet her good friend Pat, who may become a shuttle tatter!  

Elizabeth brought oodles of bobbin laces of Slovakia ... projects in progress, patterns, and samples.   She explained the Liptov Lace is dense and solid because it was used for ethnic caps, costumes, + household linens.  Made to be used + frequently washed.   More info on web site - link HERE.  
I thought Elizabeth's idea of color coding bobbin pairs with colorful bands a great idea!

Kate, bobbin lace teacher, also had spectacular Liptov bobbin lace on her pillow.   

 Marilee wore a colorful necklace and  tatted earrings she made.   Original patterns + I didn't ask, but think it was her special HDT.  
Mary brought an acrylic/blend yarn and was making a potholder.   Crochet.     She was wearing a spectacular top, embellished with tatting.   (Carol has a nice photo on her blog post).
Sue Anna was using Patti Duff's beaded lanyard pattern with a smaller size beads - will be lovely once finished!     

This was the only knitting I saw, was one of the entries into the Lace Contest.  

Prizes, Shopping, and Gifts:

When we entered the door, we were greeted by Sally [Past-President], there was a bowl of embellished paperclips to choose from + a chapter pin.      Snacks and beverages were provided.   
Three wonderful vendors provided the guests to oodles of eye candy.   I found a nice tatting pattern + fan sticks to try.  See the gold rush -- the fiber to use on bobbin lace snakes?   Add a nice shimmer to the snakes IMO.       
  The opportunity drawings did not disappoint .... hand sewn snap bags, bobbins from England, Vera Bradley bags, Tatting Fiber, Tatting books, craft bags, gift cards, fan sticks .... 

 - enough for all of us to enjoy + share the spoils with friends (Teal craft bag for Denise, via Diane).  

LINKS to More posts and photos:

Lace-Lovin' Librarian - Link HERE.
     Joining the Lafayette Lacemakers

Battatter's Blogger - Link HERE.
     Lace Day 2015

Yarnplayer's Tatting Blog - Link HERE.
     Pictures from Indiana Lace Day

Lafayette Lacemaker's Blog - Link HERE.


Madtatter80 said...

What a wonderful kick off to spring! everyone looks so happy glad you all had fun!

muskaan said...

Amazing creativity & artistry ! Thanks for sharing it all :-)