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  • 11 Sep 2017 8:43 AM | Patty Foley
    Congratulations to everyone that entered !  Take a look for lace all through the exhibition!

  • 07 Sep 2017 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    If you have not already seen the news on Arachne, Santina Levey, author of the 1983 book, Lace: A History, and many other textile-related publications, passed away in late August. 

    To read her obituary in The (London) Times, use the following link:


  • 27 Jul 2017 7:00 PM | Mary Linden

    Big E entries August 2 - 15 are $10. There were less entries last year than previous years so try to complete your projects. Also, sign up to demo before the end of August so your complimentary entry and parking passes can be picked up when dropping off entries.

  • 08 Jul 2017 3:47 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    For those of you who eagerly anticipate the Ithaca Lace Days, the registration form is now available.  You can find it online with pictures and descriptions at .

  • 10 Jun 2017 6:33 AM | Anonymous

    Karen Thompson's much-anticipated self-published book is now available from Amazon, Holly Van Sciver and Maria Provencher. A complete book review by NELG member, Jeri Ames, is available on the Book Review pages.


  • 26 May 2017 2:12 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    I saw this on the White Threads blog today.  While it is relatively short, it does give you some idea of how DMC embroidery threads are made.  The video is in French with English subtitles.  See:

  • 16 May 2017 7:27 AM | Jill Hawkins

    Just announced: A new creative lace event for lacemakers worldwide sponsored by New School of Lace. This 1st International Challenge and Online Exhibition of Handmade Bobbin Lace in Colour is called "Lace : Heart : Art". 

    Free pattern, no entry fee, simple submission process. Submission deadline is February 14, 2018. More details at:

  • 20 Apr 2017 10:28 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    I occasionally follow a few bloggers.  Yolande of Fils et Aiguilles recently attended the Manidoro 2017  (needlework fair) in Italy and posted a lot of pictures from it in her 7 April  blog posting.  This fair has a wide variety of needlework represented, and from a lace perspective worth the effort.  There are a few pictures of Romanian lace that are impressive.  I know that the beginning Romanian Lace book in the NELG library is a good way to start, but the pieces that Yolande recorded show how beautiful it can really be.  While we do not often think of  it this way, macrame is also a form of lace, and you can see its use there also.  Beyond that I think many types of laces, including netting were represented here, although I did not notice any bobbin laces other than some Torchon and the Italian styles.  On the bottom of the posting are a couple of links to larger collections from Manidoro 2017.  See:

  • 18 Apr 2017 9:24 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    Last January we had a blog posting asking for some crochet help on this piece of art.  I know for myself that I was afraid that the time table was a little too aggressive for my abilities.  I don't know if anyone was able to participate.

    The latest issue of Vogue Knitting arrived in my mailbox yesterday, and in it was an article on the Amsterdam installation last winter.  There are a couple of links that you will find interesting.  The first,, shows the installation over the canals in Amsterdam, including a video.  The second,, shows the construction and the install, again with a video. 


  • 07 Apr 2017 7:48 PM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)

    I received a message from IOLI that they are in great need of a new Bulletin Editor.  Here is some description their needs:  "... what we are looking for at the moment is someone who would be willing to deal with finding copy, dealing with advertisements,  finalising the Bulletin, and liaising with the printer and mailing house. The Bulletin Editor is also an appointed officer with a position on the IOLI Board and on some IOLI committees."  If you have any interest, please contact me and I will give you give you the contact information.

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